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Chief Keef: “Fuck The Mayor With A Sandpaper Dick!”

Chief Keef aka Keith Cozart is one of the foremost rappers in Chicago’s thriving drill scene. He’s also a 19-year-old from the South Side Englewood neighborhood with outstanding warrants in a city widely known for its racial tension. So when Keef planned to perform a free benefit concert to memorialize his associate Capo and one-year-old… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 30, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Livestream Chief Keef’s Hologram Tribute Concert

Last weekend, Chief Keef tried to play a free benefit concert for the family of Dillan Harris, a one-year-old killed in a hit-and-run following the fatal drive-by shooting of Keef’s associate Capo on the South Side of Chicago. Because of outstanding warrants, Keef can’t actually return to Chicago, so he planned to perform live at… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 25, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Banned By Chicago Mayor, Chief Keef Says Hologram Show Will Go On In A Secret Location

Last weekend, Chief Keef tried to play a benefit show for the family of Dillan Harris, a one-year-old who was recently killed by a hit-and-run driver on the South Side of Chicago. (The drivers had apparently just shot and killed Capo, a Keef associate, in a drive-by shooting.) Because of outstanding warrants, Keef can’t come… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2015 - 10:16 am

Status Ain’t Hood: Future’s New Album Is Fucking Incredible

There is so much happening in rap right now, so much to talk about. There’s last night’s still-reverberating Twitterpocalypse. There’s the whole new network of who hates who, those little now-public feuds working like spiderweb cracks in rap’s windshield. There’s the absolutely stunning, uplifting Chance The Rapper performance I witnessed on Sunday night in Chicago,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Hologram Chief Keef To Memorialize Toddler Killed In Associate’s Drive-By Shooting

Chief Keef is trying to do a good thing, but because of his legal situation, he’s had to find a weird way to do it. as The Chicago Tribune reports, Capo, a Chicago rapper and Keef associate, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Saturday. And Capo wasn’t the only casualty of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2015 - 8:46 am

Chief Keef – “Ain’t Missing You” (Feat Jenn Em) Video

This weekend, Chicago’s foremost rap site Fake Shore Drive posted a marvelous thing: Chief Keef interpolating John Waite’s classic ’80s country-slash-pop gem “Ain’t Missing You.” My personal favorite version — before this one — is the Alison Krauss duet with Waite that appeared on A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection. That means there’s only… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Kendrick Lamar’s Brilliant, Stupid Week

A quick housekeeping note: We’re changing the name of our Week In Rap column because someone else has claimed ownership over the phrase “the week in rap” and because I feel like a total herb every time I use the phrase “hip-hop.” Here’s the story of the new name: Status Ain’t Hood was the name… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 10:44 am

Chief Keef – “Faneto (Remix)” (Feat. Lil Bibby, Lil Herb, King Louie & Lil Durk)

When Chicago’s drill music came to prominence a few years ago, arcane beefs and gang alignments kept some of the scene’s brightest lights from jumping on songs together. Drill may have faded from the national imagination, but these guys are all still good at rapping. And now, for what I believe is the first time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2015 - 10:11 am

Chief Keef Fans Love To Record Themselves Turning Up To “Faneto”

Chief Keef’s biggest hit is undoubtedly “I Don’t Like,” the song that went viral, got a star-studded Kanye West remix, and made Keef a hip-hop household name. But Chicago street blog Kollege Kid (via The Fader) argues that “Faneto,” which first appeared on Keef’s October 2014 mixtape Back From The Dead 2 and is earmarked… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Stream Gucci Mane Views From Zone 6 EP

Atlanta overlord Gucci Mane might be behind bars, but that sure as hell won’t stop him from trolling the rap game when it needs it. Last week the hip-hop world collectively lost its shit over Drake’s very good new mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. But for a long time he’s been trumpeting… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 18, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Download Chief Keef Sorry 4 The Weight Mixtape

Chief Keef has never exactly been famous for his wordplay, but let it be known that he just released a mixtape with a title that puns on the mixtape Lil Wayne released last month. Keef has become both crazily prolific and crazily weird since Interscope dropped him late last year, and the new Sorry 4More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2015 - 11:53 am

Chief Keef – “Nobody” (Feat. Kanye West)

Chicago drill star Chief Keef was dropped by Interscope less than two months ago, and he’s already planning to release an album on his own tomorrow. When details of Keef’s new self-released LP Nobody emerged recently, the big news was that Kanye West, who previously collaborated with Keef on the Yeezus track “Hold My Liquor,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014 - 8:56 am

Mike Will Made It Ransom Details

Mike WiLL Made It — one of the most prevalent producers of this year and last — is releasing his new mixtape, Ransom, next week and shared the finalized tracklist on his Instagram today. At twenty tracks, it contains a lot of big names: Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Future, Chief Keef,… More »

By: James Rettig / December 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Download Chief Keef Back From The Dead 2 & Big Gucci Sosa Mixtapes

Chicago drill star Chief Keef isn’t going to let a little thing like being dropped from his label stop him. Today, Keef has two new mixtapes out in the world. We already knew he was readying Back From The Dead 2, the sequel to the 2012 mixtape that helped put Keef on the map. We… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014 - 10:51 am

Chief Keef – “Paper” (Feat. Gucci Mane)

Chicago drill overlord Chief Keef may have lost his label deal, but when he gets together, he will still be a force on the mixtape underground. I have high hopes for the forthcoming Back From The Dead 2, the sequel to the tape that helped build Keef’s name in the first place. “Paper,” a track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Chief Keef Says He’s Been Dropped By Interscope

Chief Keef says he has been dropped by Interscope. The embattled Chicago rapper confirmed his departure from the label in a series of tweets today. “100% of everything goes to me now,” he wrote. “Jimmy [Iovine] it was cool splitting it with U But u gave yo spot up!”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 21, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Chief Keef Teases “Nobody” Feat. Kanye West

Chief Keef teased a new collaboration with Kanye West on Instagram yesterday, which is called “Nobody,” according to the caption. It’s unclear whether the song will appear on Keef’s upcoming album, Bang 3, or on Kanye’s still-unannounced followup to Yeezus. Back in February, Keef’s manager Peeda Pan told XXL that the two Chicago rappers were… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Chief Keef – “How It Go” Video

We’ve been hearing for a while that Chief Keef is on the comeback trail. After a couple of disappointing mixtapes, he’s been to rehab, quit drinking lean, and understood how bullshit his recent music has been. And while his new track “How It Go” doesn’t exactly announce a new readiness to dominate the rap landscape,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2014 - 10:31 am

Chief Keef Arrested Again

Chief Keef was released from court-ordered rehab for weed addiction in February, but he’s already been arrested for another marijuana-related offense. As TMZ reports, the young Chicago rapper and thinkpiece generator was pulled over in Highland Park, Illinois in the early hours of 3/5 for having expired tags on his 2010 Jeep Cherokee. Allegedly, the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 17, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Migos – “Jealousy” Video

One of the many, many slow-drip singles Atlanta rap trio Migos has unveiled in the leadup to their Y.R.N. 2 mixtape is “Jealousy,” an ominous diss track that threatens violence against the group’s allegedly envious enemies. As Spin points out, those threats are specifically directed at controversial young Chicago rapper Chief Keef, who tweeted late… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 6, 2014 - 5:42 pm
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