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    Rapper Future Sells Music Catalog for $20 Million (Is He in Financial Trouble?)

    By Sandra Rose  | 

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    Rapper Future sold his entire music catalog for a reported $20 million, sparking rumors that he is in financial trouble.

    The Atlanta-born rapper has eight children with multiple baby mamas, including a son with Ciara Wilson.

    Influence Media Partners has acquired the Grammy-winning rapper’s entire catalog from his Freebandz record label which is distributed by Epic Records.

    The deal includes 612 songs, from 2004 to 2020, including hits like “Mask Off” and collaborations with Drake (“Life Is Good,” “Jumpman”), Kendrick Lamar (“King’s Dead”), Rihanna (“Selfish”), and The Weeknd (“Low Life”).

    “Future is a cultural icon,” said Rene McLean, founding advisor for Influence Media Partners, in an interview with Variety.

    “He continues to be a blueprint for impact and success in the music industry and has reinvented music in ways that no one has ever expected. It is rare to find someone who moves music and culture at the same speed with his distinct vocal and melodic style. His prolific career and continued popularity more than 15 years into the game is a testament to his undeniable influence on the contemporary music and culture landscape. We’re honored to be partnered with him.”

    Future added:

    “I put everything into my music, and I wanted to make sure these were in good hands as I thought about the next chapter of these songs. I’m proud to partner up with Rene and the team at Influence Media and send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most precious artwork of my career.”

     

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