Antonio Brown, who is currently a free agent, has signed a $5 million deal to be the face of new TuneCore-backed streaming service Fwaygo Music.
The partnership with AB was announced on Instagram this week, in a feed featuring the company’s founders and the controversial wide receiver. “Fwaygo is the first step,” he said when asked what he plans to do after becoming a free agent. “Fwaygo is a platform that gives artists an independent opportunity to deposit.”
The video announcing the deal is accompanied by a snippet of his track “Pit Not the Palace.” Brown has released a number of rap tracks throughout his career, and now that he’s not playing in the NFL, he’s free to pursue his music career.
Fwaygo was first launched last November and prides itself on being a music platform that showcases independent artists. The app and the service in general will provide a “one-of-a-kind music discovery experience”. According to a press release, independent music distributor TuneCore partnered with Fwaygo earlier this month. Young Thug is among the artists to have previously co-signed the service.
In an interview with Complex last month, Brown said he immediately focused on his rap career after his messy exit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers midgame. “It’s an art form: to be creative and expressive. When I’m not playing ball, which is my main activity, I love creating and making music,” he explained. “I know you heard the album Himmothy two summers ago, so I just keep doing crafts when I’m not doing the main thing.
Earlier this month, he also announced that he had been named president of Kanye West’s Donda Sports.
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