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Logic Recalls Turning Down $1.5 Million Label Deal Early in His Career

“Like It Was Nothing”

Logic and his manager recently sat down for NPR’s “How I Built This” With Guy Raz, to discuss their ups and downs while trying to get signed with a label.

Logic’s manager, Chris Zarou spoke of how he tried to get internships with every label and when he finally got an interview with Def Jam they told him it “wasn’t gonna work.” Zarou framed the email in his office after Logic signed with Def Jam.

Logic and Zarou say they were still sleeping on couches when they were offered a $1.5 million dollar deal with an independent label, after Def Jam’s offer. Logic said, “it was very difficult looking at a check and seeing lower six-figures,” but he used the money to fund his first tour.

Have you ever walked away from a high monetary value in order to pursue your creative passion?

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