Gwop made the announcement via Twitter and debuted a new logo for 1017 Glo Gang. Details are still murky as Keef is signed to Glory Boyz Entertainment/ Interscope Records and Gooch still calls Warner Bros. home.
Given their recent run-ins with the law, this pairing seems like a match made in ratchet rap heaven.
“She said you left ya kids and they just like you/They wanna rap and make soul beats just like you/but they just not you.” -Kanye West, “Home”
Chief Keef is the son of Kanye West. Not biologically, of course, that progeny will soon be delivered by Ms. Kardashian. But, metaphorically speaking, Kanye, Keef is yours to claim. The age is right, at 35, Kanye could have a 17-year old child who grew up watching their parent mature and change. A child who likes all of the same songs and movies, who at times feels like a sibling, but is your own seed, the product of your youthful indiscretions whom you love, but who also represents everything you should have done differently when you were their age.
Chief Keef‘s debut album “Finally Rich” hit online and stores today. At age 17 the rapper gets help from big names such as 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross. Details inside.
Keef has released 2 singles, “Love Sosa” and “I Don’t Like” featuring Lil Reese. Drake said that he once played, ‘Love Sosa’ 130 times in a row. The song peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Chief Keef has a history of legal problems. In 2011 he was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he pointed a pistol at a police officer. He is currently serving a probation term for the arrest.
One of the hottest young rappers to emerge in the last year has been Chicago’s Chief Keef. His song “I Don’t Like” took the nation by storm and helped him secure a deal with Interscope. Fellow Chicago native Lupe Fiasco was asked about his opinion of Keef in a recent interview and he gave a rather surprising answer.
“Chief Keef scares me,” Lupe said. “Not him specifically, just the culture he represents. Specifically in Chicago and I don’t speak this about any other city because I’m not from there. But my family lives in Chicago. My nephews and my cousins, my friends and my peoples… they all in those hoods that he represents when you drive through Chicago. The hoodlums, I don’t wanna call Chief Keef a hoodlum, but the hoodlums, the gangsters and the ones you see killing each other. The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who is doing it and perpetrating it they all look like Chief Keef,” Lupe continued. “The dreads, it’s so visceral. And then when I seen him I was like, ‘Oh my God he looks just like Chicago and he looks like my nephew.’ He could be any kid on the street. And to hear the things that he raps about specifically. Comparing it to you open up the newspaper and there’s 22 shootings this weekend. And the next day there’s 3. And you know who’s doing it, it scares me.”