Chance The Rapper Dismisses Claims Saying His Not a Independent Artist RnB/Hip Hop | Sunday 19th March 2017 | Idrees chance the rapper colouring book Hip Hop Rap News Chance The Rapper is making waves in the music industry as the only independent artist to win three Grammy’s this year, including Best Rap Album, for his mixtape Colouring Book which wasn’t available for purchase. This achievement was historic as at first, there had never been an only streaming mixtape nominated for the Grammy’s so that was an achievement itself, this means that anyone who posts music on SoundCloud is now eligible to be nominated for a Grammy. But winning three Grammy’s is another achievement itself! Although, the rappers independent status was questioned by some which prompted the rapper to clear things up on Twitter. I never felt the need to correct folks on my relationship with @apple but now that more people have tried to discredit my independence.. — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 17, 2017 I wanna clear things up. @apple gave me half a mil and a commercial to post Coloring Book exclusively on applemusic for 2 weeks https://t.co/dMWwptrHHH — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 17, 2017 That was the extent of my deal, after 2 weeks it was on SoundCloud for free. I needed the money and they're all good people over there https://t.co/5kIhv0YaKS — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 17, 2017 Chance continues to then encourage fellow independent artists that they should remain in control of their art, assuring that making strategic partnerships is not a bad thing. I feel like if I didnt clear it up people would keep trying to discredit all the work we did to make Coloring Book what it became https://t.co/05v81I38ur — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 17, 2017 I think artist can gain a lot from the streaming wars as long as they remain in control of their own product. https://t.co/6agVO3uIdf — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 17, 2017 I just wanna remain transparent. Folks out there without a deal need to know they're doing everything right just keep at it. https://t.co/5udstMPX62 — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 17, 2017 If you come across oprtunities to work with good people, pick up cash and keep your integrity I say Do It https://t.co/yF0gBPkLhY — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 17, 2017 Chance continues to be an inspiration to all aspiring artists out there. Chance The Rapper is reportedly working on a new project now, which will be his first official album.