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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

Chief Keef – “Kobe” Video

Chief Keef’s recent “Love Sosa” showed that the controversial Chicago rapper’s major label debut — Finally Rich — is definitely one to look out for, where Keef flexed his apparently ample ability with more melodic textures. Now here’s another Young Chop-produced cut, the thundering “Kobe,” which is paired with a spare but glossy visual. Hi-DefMore »

By: Corban Goble / November 12, 2012 - 10:26 am

Chief Keef – “Love Sosa” Video

Over the past month or so, Chief Keef has teased some exciting new stuff showcasing what can happen when he and collaborator Young Chop have a label’s resources behind them. Last night, he posted a video for the new song “Love Sosa,” one of the more accessible songs he’s ever put out. Chicago scene videographer… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 19, 2012 - 9:52 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2012

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Chief Keef – “Appreciation”

Chicago teen rap phenomenon Chief Keef recently posted a quick jaunt called “Appreciation,” a song that rides a wobbling rumble of a beat. It’s definitely in the same lane as stuff from Back From The Dead, but you can hear Keef getting stronger. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 24, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Fat Trel – “Fuck The Feds” (Feat. Chief Keef) (Prod. Lex Luger)

Here’s a Grade-A slab of drill music from the hard-hitting trio of DC’s Fat Trel, Chicago’s Chief Keef and Virginia’s Lex Luger, a snare-heavy track called “Fuck The Feds” that’s all sneer and menace. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 21, 2012 - 12:29 pm

7 Best Bets For Early Afternoon Lolla ’12 Sets

Lollapalooza takes over Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend, with a three-day line-up topped off by headliners like Black Sabbath and Jack White, plus highly anticipated sets by the likes of Frank Ocean and Passion Pit. Those come late each day, but there are plenty of reasons to get to the park as soon as gate… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 1, 2012 - 4:05 pm

Lil Reese – “Traffic” (Feat. Chief Keef) Video

Here’s the clip for Lil Reese’s Don’t Like standout “Traffic,” a track and video that features close associate Chief Keef. In terms of the low-budget framework the crew favors, let’s just say the “Traffic” video does not betray that aesthetic. Though, the car they’re driving around — a Jaguar — is an upgrade, they ca… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 23, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Chief Keef – “Russian Roulette” (Feat. Fat Trel) Video

Chicago’s teenage rap phenomenon Chief Keef hooks up with like-minded DC rapper Fat Trel for “Russian Roulette,” a track produced by go-to street rap producer Lex Luger. It sounds pretty much exactly how you’d expect it to sound; gritty, pounding and driven over-the-top by Luger’s menacing drums. The accompanying video dabbles in Keef’s favored low-budget… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 5, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Chief Keef – “Understand Me” (Feat. Young Jeezy)

Chief Keef’s stone-cold “Understand Me” has been around for a couple weeks now, but the song now comes equipped with a tone-matching verse from ATL trap music baron Young Jeezy. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 15, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Kanye West – “I Don’t Like” Remix (Feat. Chief Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean)

UPDATE: The dirty, untagged, CD-quality version has now appeared online, so we’ve got it below.

Kanye is still going with this G.O.O.D. Fridays thing! That’s that shit I do like. “Mercy,” Kanye’s last new track, came a couple of weeks ago, and now we’ve got an early leak of the next one: A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Chief Keef & Riff Raff – “Cuz My Gear” Video

For those keeping tight tabs on everything that could conceivably be described as “Internet rap,” here’s Riff Raff and Chief Keef’s meme-generator of a video for “Cuz My Gear,” enjoy! For the uninitiated, Chief Keef is a teenage Chicago rapper who is a god in his city thanks to Flocka-esque physical bangers like “3Hunna” and… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 30, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Chief Keef – “I Don’t Like” (Feat. Lil Reese) Video

Chief Keef is a 16-year old rapper who recently parlayed stifling local hype — just check out the “most popular” sidebar on Chicago hip-hop hub Fake Shore Drive — into bigger national looks, most notably a lengthy Gawker profile. He’s another rapper whose grassroots success, which at this point in time is measured in page… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 22, 2012 - 4:29 pm
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