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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

Chief Keef Heading To Jail After Failing Drug Test

Chief Keef, the popular, polarizing and troubled teenaged Chicago rap star, is going to jail. TMZ reports that Keef, aka Keith Cozart, tested positive for marijuana on a random drug test issued as part of his parole for a speeding ticket incurred last May in Chicago, when he was clocked at 115 mph in a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 15, 2013 - 3:27 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It’s pretty hard to carry on Stereogum business as usual on the day that Amrit Singh, the guy who brought me to the site and one of my favorite people, announces his departure. Like, I’m sure, a lot of readers, I’ve got complicated feelings here: Happy for Amrit, sorry to see him go, looking forward… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Download Chief Keef Bang Part 2 Mixtape

The young Chicago rap nihilist Chief Keef just turned 18, and he also just released his Bang Part 2 mixtape, his first full-length after last year’s proper debut album Finally Rich. I haven’t listened yet, because Doris. But Keef is the rare rapper who might sound more vital on low-bitrate tagged-up MP3s than he doe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013 - 10:50 am

Yeezus Credits Revealed

When Kanye West’s ferocious new album Yeezus leaked to the internet, it wasn’t clear which of Kanye’s army of collaborators helped out on which songs, or who many of those collaborators even were. We’d read stories of Paris apartment recording sessions with Daft Punk, or of Rick Rubin helping Kanye strip his tracks down to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2013 - 11:19 am

Yeezus To Feature Daft Punk, Justin Vernon, Chief Keef

Last night, Kanye West held a listening party for his new album Yeezus, filling the New York studio Milk with luminaries like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and our own Claire Lobenfeld, who might have more to add to this report later. Kanye reportedly claimed that he doesn’t care if the album leaks, and he spent the event… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2013 - 8:55 am

Album Of The Week: Chief Keef Finally Rich

If you’re willing to publicly admit to enjoying Chief Keef’s music, you’re going to have to deal with a few uncomfortable realities. For one thing, he certainly presents himself to the world as a pretty loathsome human being: Pointing guns at cops, laughing on Twitter over a teenager’s death, annoying everyone he works with whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2012 - 2:43 pm
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