According to The New York Times, the deceased rapper signed a $10 million deal with the record deal Empire for his third album. Ghazi Shami, Empire Founder, did not confirm the $10 million amount but did speak to The Times about X and dealing with him.

Are you sure you want to sign me, even when my streams are down?

According to Ghazi Shami, X was surprised that he was interested in X’s brand with his streaming figures decreasing and issues with playlists on Spotify. Shami said he believed in X and that is why the deal was signed.

The third album may not be released until October. This is because of a clause in his last record contract with Capitol Music Group’s Caroline Records. Both parties have not discussed any further releases yet.