Chance The Rapper distanced himself even further from the labels.
Kicking off the Be Encouraged tour with a bang in San Diego, Chance The Rapper took the opportunity to throw major shade at several big name record labels. Rap Up reports that during his performance of "No Problem," the independent emcee lampooned Aftermath, Def Jam and Motown among others.
A large screen altered the names of these companies to insulting terms. Motown became No Crown, Def Jam Recordings was Don't Join Recordings, and Aftermath Entertainment was Can’t Do Math Entertainment. Chance also switched Sony to Phony, Atlantic to A Titanic, Virgin to Villain, Warner Music Group to Wiener Music Group, Epic to Edick and Universal to Undiverse.
The three-time Grammy award winning spitter has had to deal with record labels numerous attempts to sign him. They've apparently even tried to block collaborations with major signed artists. In "No Problem," the Chi-town rapper says he won't give in to them and spits, "If one more label try to stop me/It's gon' be some dreadhead niggas in ya lobby, huh huh."