Chance The Rapper Drops New Track To Save Soundcloud

Danny Woods
July 17, 2017

"Not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future".

Chicago's Chance The Rapper isn't here for the name-dragging. Despite increasing signs that the music streamer is struggling, Chance continued that tradition on Friday night, debuting "Big B's", a collaboration with Young Thug, exclusively on SoundCloud. "Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung [CEO of SoundCloud]".

While there's been a lot of talk lately about SoundCloud's rumoured imminent demise, the Internet is abuzz with further rumours right now after a cryptic Tweet from Chance The Rapper in which he stated that SoundCloud is "here to stay".

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In addition to the staff cuts, it is expect that offices in San Francisco and London will be closed with only the NY and Berlin headquarters remaining. Your music is safe.

The tweets continued, claiming that Chance normalized a model in which producers are often left without pay when their music is used for SoundCloud releases. "@ an artist who you wouldn't know if not for SoundCloud", he wrote.

Troubled music streaming service SoundCloud has said rumours around its possible closure are "noise", and that the company was "here to stay". Last week we had to make some tough decisions to let go of some of our staff, but we did this to ensure SoundCloud remains a strong, independent company.

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