For a lot of young artists, the goal is to get scooped up by a major and make tons of money as quickly as possible. Joey Bada$$ has a different mission. In this interview with Fuse, Joey explains why he turned down a deal with Roc Nation in order to stay independent. Avoiding major label help at this uncertain time in music seems like a risky move, but it sounds like Joey’s got a plan in his head, and signing with a major isn’t a part of that plan right now.

“Just got back to the block from a 6 o’clock with Jigga and I’m thinking ’bout signing to the Roc.” – Joey Bada$$, “One Train”