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What does “Indie” or “Independent” mean?

What does it mean when a rapper is independent or indie?

The terms “Indie” and “Independent” are adjectives used to describe artists who are indeed “independent” and not signed to a major label, but could be possibly signed to a small “independent” label.

Independent means artist not signed to a major label or to be dependent on one’s self.

Indie is slang for “Independent” and also means artist not signed to a major label.

The slang terms “Independent” and “Indie” has been used by Drake, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, , Lil Dicky, Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, ScHoolboy Q, and many more rappers.

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