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Logic Once Turned Down A $1.5M Record Deal Early In His Career “Like It Was Nothing”

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From rags to riches, or something like that.

Logic is now a famous, successful and chart-topping rapper who has secured himself as a favourite rapper amongst many others in the game. The 29-year-old’s career took off not only because of his talent, but his manager Chris Zarou who was a former athlete who had no artist management training and just did what he could to make Logic who is.

The duo recently paid a visit to NPR’s How I Built This With Guy Raz to discuss moments in his career and how he once turned down a $1.5 million dollar deal. At one point Chris explained how he once applied to endless record labels to secure a gig that would hopefully put Logic on. “At almost every record label I applied for internships,” Zarou said of his early days. “I actually got one interview…and I thought it went great and ultimately they said, ‘Sorry this isn’t gonna work.'”

He added: “I actually printed [the email] out recently and I’m getting it framed for the office. … It was Def Jam, which is ultimately where Logic signed to probably a little over a year after that.”


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They both reflected on their early days before the success hit and how they couch surfed before they made the right move. “We were still shopping ourselves, we wanted a deal,” Logic explained. “There was even independent companies that put a contract for $1.5 million dollars in our hands. … We turned it down like it was nothing.”

Logic is now signed to Def Jam and affiliated with Chris’ new label under Sony Music, Visionary Records.

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