Chance the Rapper got a chance to speak at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and was able to shed light on many things such as on religion, Savemoney, the major label system, activism, and more with Bakari Kitwana.

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Chance says,

“I remember I had a label meeting with this woman who I really respect, and don’t want to paint her as a bad person at all. A woman named Sylvia Rhone, who’s at Sony Music. That was the one deal I was going to take. I don’t really talk about it enough, but there is this deal that I was going to take in 2012 after my first mixtape, 10 Day. I was getting courted by labels and I remember I went to this meeting. I got flown out to New York.”

He went on to say,

“I’m playing it for them and they’re jammin’ and they’re like, ‘Do your dance,’ and I’m in that bitch like, ‘Ahh yeah,’ playing ‘Chain Smoker’ singing the words louder than the speaker and shit. I was hyped on it and like, ‘These people really fuck with me, these people really love me and understand what I’m trying to do.'”

Chance says his father got him to realize that the deal was not for him. He says,

“They were talking about printing up contracts, then and my dad called me and was like, ‘Son, I know you’re in New York and you’re doing something really important, but remember: don’t sign anything.’ And I was like, ‘Damn, is he in this bitch?’ And moral of the story, I didn’t sign that shit”

Check out the full interview below.

Source: Complex