Joey Bada$$ Dispels Rumors Of Signing To Roc Nation

posted January 17, 2013 12:00:00 PM CST | 9 comments

Joey Bada$$ Dispels Rumors Of Signing To Roc Nation

Joey Bada$$ says the Roc is not his future home and that he plans to stay independent.

Over the past weeks, rumors have been circling that Joey Bada$$ had signed with Roc Nation after the 17-year-old Flatbush native name dropped the imprint in his verse on A$AP Rocky's "1 Train." Now, in a recent interview with The Source, Joey sets the record straight as to his affiliation with Jay-Z's imprint.

Joey Bada$$ revealed that despite the reports, he hasn't closed a deal with the Roc, and probably won't anytime soon. He said that he's much more keen on signing to an independent label than he is inking a deal with a major label.

"They actually announced it on the radio that I signed with [Roc Nation]... that was dumb as fuck," he joked. "Won't sign to no major, for no wager, less than a 3 million offer of the top, I be in a box when my coffin drops, why settle for an office spot? That type of thing, you know...major labels is just not where my head is at right now, you know...[independent], that's more of where my head is at, 'cause that's what I'm tryna to do, I'm tryna go more independent."

Read the full interview over at

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