Two years ago, on his rather biting five-minute-long freestyle “80 Bars,” Chris Miles opened spitting, “I’ve been dreaming bout a deal since the age 13 / Nah, nah / I’m about to get a deal at the age of 13.”
A record deal sounds like an audacious goal for someone still in middle school, but now, less than two years later, he’s gotten one – and it’s reportedly huge.
The 15-year-old from – as his official Twitter pronounces it – “New Yawk” has signed a deal with Warner/Chappell that TMZ reports could end up making him upward of $1.5 million, plus royalties. The deal will reportedly allow him to write and rap on as many as five albums – and guarantees him an advance of just over $180,000 for his first album.
He first gained popularity when his “America’s Got Talent” audition – of him rapping his track “Dialtone” – went viral. But he’s maintained that his new music – which fans should expect this summer – is far more “insane” like “Andrew Wiggins,” which Miles released in March.