Chance The Rapper And Young Thug Drop Surprise New Track

Ruben Ruiz
July 17, 2017

Chance the Rapper is doing his part to save embattled streaming music service, SoundCloud.

In a series of tweets and words from Ljung himself, the news that SoundCloud will not be going extinct reverberated through the Internet with many hailing Chance as the site's savior.

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The 24-year-old musician and Young Thug dropped "Big B's" on the site, just days after the company was forced to lay off nearly 40 percent of its staff. "The music you love on SoundCloud isn't going away, the music you shared or uploaded isn't going away, because SoundCloud is not going away".

So Soundcloud does appear to be working through its financial troubles, and Chance's support is doing wonders for its image in the public eye. "And it's just that, noise", said Alex Ljung, the company's co-founder and CEO, in a blog post - days after letting go of 40 per cent of its workforce and closing down its London and San Francisco offices. He also tweeted saying "Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung". Your music is safe. Exiting team members wanted to know why they weren't warned, while those who survived the cuts wanted assurance that the cost reductions would keep the company afloat for the long-run. If you're hosting and sharing music, podcasts or other content from SoundCloud, you should start thinking about a Plan B, as you should for all cloud services - especially free ones.

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