News: Future Lays Out $1.5 Million Record Deal Offer: "I Don't Know If It's Gonna Happen"
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 7:54PM
Rap newcomer Young Thug has cleared up some reports which claim he is on the verge of signing a new record contract with fellow Atlanta rapper Future's Freebandz label.
While he would not dig too deep into the subject, YT revealed Future had placed $1.5 million up for him to capitalize off of.
Last I remember you were signed to Gucci Mane's 1017 imprint, and we've been hearing Freebandz lately, is that deal finished? It's not happening yet, I don't know if it's gonna happen. Future said he wants to give me $1.5 million so you know how that goes. It just hasn't happened yet. (Complex)
Thug also talked about putting in some studio time with G.O.O.D. Music head Kanye West.
But if Kanye calls and says "I want a Young Thug feature on this song" you're there in no time, no? I mean, I went to his house and we did a couple of songs. The fact that I was [making songs] so fast amazed him too, because he doesn't see a lot of people who rap like that. I don't really rap with a lot of people [because] everyone raps the same way. When I first heard he wanted to know who I was and do songs, I was smiling ear to ear like a clown. (Complex)
Earlier this month, the Southern hip-hop artist revealed an intention to partner with Future.
Young Thug talked about feeling some type of way about all the rappers freestyling over all his street bangers circulating the nation right now. He only gave a pass to Lil Wayne rapping over his beats cause that is his idol. Gucci Mane was one of the first Atlanta rappers to co-sign Young Thug so he explained to DJ Drama his relationship with Guwop and if he was signed to him. Which led to the conversation of YT not being signed to anyone and that he is about to ink the deal with Future and Bu with "Freebandz". (ATL Night Spots)
According to recent reports, Future's pending new roster addition has gained the respect of fellow rap peers.
Initially thought to be a Bricksquad 1017 signee, the inked up MC recently visited DJ Drama and Don Cannon's Streetz Iz Watchin' Shade 45 show and revealed the forthcoming signing. YT's tracks have been praised by Drake and Kanye West, and been remixed by the likes of Lil Wayne and Wale. Thugga has projects with Rich Homie Quan and PeeWee Longway as well as the inaugural track with Future coming soon. (XXL Mag)
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