Chance The Rapper Mixtape Sells Over 100 Copies Despite Being Free

08/16/2013
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(Radio.com) Chance The Rapper, an unsigned 20-year-old breakout rapper from Chicago, has been on the Billboard charts but hasn't sold a single record. Well, he hasn't sold a single record.

In the week ending on July 7, Chance's excellent and totally free mixtape Acid Rap debuted at No. 63 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, having sold over 1,000 copies. How is totally free album "selling"?

Initially, the album was listed digitally, and erroneously, listed on iTunes and Amazon. Once Chance's management was made aware of this, they were removed. However, Billboard reports that a company called "Mtc" is still selling Acid Rap for $14.71, even though the mixtape has been free to download on Chance The Rapper's website since April 30.

"I've never heard of Mtc, so this has taken us by surprise," Chance's manager Patrick Corcoran told Billboard. "But when I first saw it I showed Chance, and his lawyers are trying to stop it."

Acid Rap features guest spots from Schoolboy Q, Childish Gambino, Action Bronson, and more. Watch the video for Chance's new single "Everybody's Something" here.

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