The data that was given in this article shows that Chance The Rapper was one of the figureheads to make the Grammy’s view free music on Sound Cloud. I think that is very true that Chance was one of the figureheads in the movement because he’s one of the only artist now that doesn't want to be sign to a record label and doesn't sell hismusic. He alsobelieves that music should be free. This movementwill help more independent artist not just in hip hop but in other genresget recognized for the music that is offer for free. So in 2018 it will fix the problem for those artist that drop free music and cant win a grammy for it or don't get recognized by the industry for it.
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