Conway The Machine is releasing his new album God Don’t Make Mistakes on Friday. However, before that happens, Conway has revealed he is an independent artist.
In a recent interview on the Bootleg Kev Podcast, Conway The Machine explained how for the first time in his career, the only label he is currently signed to is his own Drumwork imprint. He revealed that his contract with Griselda and Shady Records has run it’s course.
Conway said, “I’m contractually done now,” in response to Bootleg Kev’s question about his deal with Griselda. He added, “Yeah Drumwork, I mean as of right now.” He continued, expressing his desire to shop offers for a new record deal.
Conway compared his independent status to NBA Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo, who signed a $293 million supermax contract in 2020. He said, “Yeah, like sitting right here right now, I’m not on a contract with Griselda, Shady none of that shit no more,” Before adding, “It’s free agency right now you heard. I need that supermax man, I need that Giannis bag.”
It’s to be noted, Conway did go on to clarify that Griselda is always going to be a place he considers home. He clarified, “Griselda that’s mine, I put that shit on my back. Me and bro [Westside Gunn] built that.” He also mentioned his intentions to re-sign with his former label even amid his search for a big payday.
“We haven’t really talked about that who knows, I mean that’s all of our intentions, It’s definite mine. But I’m just saying as of right now like it’s the end like you know. The paperwork I signed has been fulfilled it’s been fulfilled. It was all in together, like my Shady paperwork and Griselda paperwork, everything’s been fulfilled. And now it’s time to sit back at the round table and figure out the future is and what it got in store for me.”
Although it appears Conway The Machine is moving on from his time with Griselda but, his bond with the label’s tenured members Benny The Butcher and Westside Gunn remains rock-solid. He recently linked up with the pair of MC’s on his single “John Woo Flick” in promotion of his upcoming God Don’t Make Mistakes album.
Meanwhile, you can check out his latest interview on Bootleg Kev Podcast below.
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