So if you hadn’t heard, SoundCloud reportedly could only afford to stay around for another 50 days. That is, until Chance the Rapper stepped in.
“Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud is here to stay,” Chance tweeted Friday (July 14) afternoon, which added to the flurry of speculation that the Chicago star spoke with Ljung, the service’s co-founder, and funneled cash into the sinking venture.
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. While officials from the platform are not providing much in the way of detail, it’s pretty fresh to see that Chance remains the champion of the independent wave by getting involved.