Upon releasing his eleventh studio album, CM10: Free Game, Yo Gotti pledged to change a rapper's life by blessing an independent artist who shared a freestyle to his new single, "Dolla fo' Dolla."
"I'mma upload this song, whoever put the hardest verse on it, I'mma put you on my album, CM10," Gotti said. "…If I fuck with you enough, might put you on the label."
After receiving several submissions in his #DollafoDolla challenge, Gotti announced the winner and showed love to some of his other top picks, including Clark Atlanta University student and rap artist Miss Blaze. Gotti agreed to cover Blaze's tuition for the next semester. The tuition payment will likely begin in Fall 2022 due to spring semesters already in gear.
He expressed that he supports her chasing after her dreams and a degree. If Miss Blaze graduates from Clark Atlanta, she would be another artist following Megan Thee Stallion— who has both industry and academic success and recently graduated with a bachelor's degree.
Miss Blaze shared she's ready to sign to Gotti's independent record label, Collective Music Group, whenever the offer arises.
Initially, only one lucky winner was selected, but after receiving several submissions from eager artists, the "Rake It Up" rapper announced the top pick of his freestyle challenge.
Rapper 10Percent was picked as the contest winner and was featured on Gotti's CM10 alongside Moneybagg Yo, Kodak Black, 42 Dugg and EST Gee.
Gotti is assisting students in affording college. He also announced he would be giving independent artists paid studio time, video shoots, and promote their "Dolla' Fo' Dolla" freestyle on Spotify, Apple, etc., or any other streaming service they like.
"Ayo, check this out: anybody who put verses on my 'Dolla Fo' Dolla' song, I want to give y'all the whole song," Gotti said in his Instagram video. "This shit simple. I own the master; it's my record. I'm giving everybody, every aspiring artist who put a verse on it, a universal clearance on the record. Do whatever you want to do with it."
"You can put it on YouTube; you can put it on DSPs. You know, there's Apple, Spotify. You make the paper from it, I ain't even tripping," he continued. "I own the masters to my record; I can do that shit for you. No label will ever do no shit like that. It's simple … That's my gift to you. It's my gift to the streets."
Congratulations to all of the artists selected.