Chance The Rapper has been out there preaching the gospel of being independent.
Singer, songwriter and producer The-Dream provided the counter-argument to that during an interview with Sway.
"It depends on who you're signing to," The-Dream said about labels. "100 percent of ten million dollars is ten million dollars. But 25 percent of 250 ... you can do the math. It's a way to make more money especially when you can align yourself with people that can get you there faster. Don't become no independent artist and be on SoundCloud and y'all not making no paper just to say you independent," The-Dream continued. "That's silly."Dream goes on to say that the labels provide more than just money, arguing that you learn things about the business when you have the support group of a label that you couldn't learn on your own.
Check his words below.
[Related: Chance The Rapper explains why he turned down label money.]
What do you think about labels vs. indie?