A$AP Rocky Clarifies Record Deal, Says Mixtape Will Go Retail

A$APS explains the intricacies of his recent record deal and says he plans to take "Live Love A$AP" to the retail stage.

Billboard.com critically acclaimed project Live Love A$AP, which dropped this past Monday. During the interview, the Harlem upstart discussed his recent deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records, for which he reportedly pocketed $3 million. Rocky explained that he didn't actually receive a $3 million check for the deal, but that signing his solo deal and his own imprint A$AP Worldwide to the label earned him the total amount.

"I don't have a $3 million dollar balance in my account but the record deal was $3 million though," A$AP said. "I got a deal with RCA/Polo Grounds for A$AP Worldwide and I got a deal with them for my solo project, my solo deal; if you combine both deals it amounts to a three million dollar deal."

A$AP also discussed being hesitant about signing to a label and why he decided to go with Polo Grounds Music in the end. He said that he doesn't want to rush into his music career to quickly. He also added that Live Love A$AP will be getting the commercial treatment, courtesy of Sony RED Distribution. 

"I didn't want to sign with a label. I'm not in a rush. There are other things I want to do," he explained. "My mixtape is better than a lot of people's albums...[it's] a classic. It's only right to put it out at retail."

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  • King Richard

    @j gotti u rite but sum artist need 2 being honest & stop sayin shyt a classic,but hw da fuk u retail a "mixtape"? if its all original beats its a damn "lp"!!!! & please listen 2 a super lyrical memphis mc wen u get a chance & dnt complain about hip hop being dead if u ain't gon support da new rappers dats actually good....http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • j gotti

    of course he'll say his mixtapes classic. he wants ppl to listen to it. you gotta believe youre the best and your shits the best. i dont wanna listen to a mixtape is a rapper says "its aight". hes not the most lyrical but hes good cuz he fits his production perefectly, like currensy

  • Purp

    All those kids saying their albums are classic ... smh.

  • EZQ-Universe

    dis dude sounds smart!! all d best 2 him in his endeavors!!

  • Onaje Jordan

    What the fuck y'all kids smokin b. The mixtape is a classic, rap needs a age limit, It's getting out of hand.

  • YUP

    Thats the truth, that LiveLoveAsap mixtape is better than most of the albums coming out today, the guy may not have the best lyrics, but has the most unique sound in hip hop, guy is real dope ..looking forward to more from him

  • dj nemesis

    oh and i forgot add old Triple 6 mafia to that list of styles...dude sounds like lord infamous sometimes

  • dj nemesis

    take some shrooms and listen to this nigga...or acid...spark up a few L's,put in live love asap and you will embark on a trip that will blow ur mind...dude is genius and after listenin to his album me and my boys said "only 3 million?? if we had the money the nigga wud have 10 million minimum to sign to my label"....hes a mixture of Dipset/50 cent/Bone Thugs/Kanye/Max B/Wiz Khalifa/Lil Wayne/ and Big sean with a houston swag and clams casino beats....a modern day genius...

  • @Sourheadband420

    You read what ASAP Rocky said his mixtape is a classic. I agree with the fact that his mixtape better than Wale new album thats a fact real talk. Hate me for that but this shit dope and if you got some good subs this shit knocks like an old DJ Screw tape.

  • bread

    this nigga ain't worth 3 million with 3 million in his pocket....hell drake ain't get 3... this nigga trippin

    • Brandon Bless Waters

      What you fail to realize is record labels are constantly looking for the next big thing. ASAP got a buzz like crazy right now and he's going on tour with drake who is gonna open him up to a whole new audience. Thats worth 3 mill to me just by itself. But the icing on the cake is that the kids music is good and he star written all over him

  • respekt

    lifeloveASAP is a dope mixtape

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