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Well before Chief Keef (born Keith Cozart) was certainly one of the most common teenage rappers in America and the youngest major label mind in history, he was a story among young ones around the South Side of Chicago, a gritty group of neighborhoods that most recently made the news for its astonishing rise in murder rate (up 38% in 2012 alone). On December 4, 2011, at age 16, Keef was shot at by police and arrested for unlawful use of a tool and consequently placed directly under house arrest, at his grandmother's house, for a month. To the morning he was released, the world outside of Chicago got their first taste of Keef's presence: a viral movie called 'It is Something Amiss With This Lil Boy: Freaks Out When He Finds Out His Favorite Rapper 'Chief Keef' Gets Out of Jail.''
In the video, a teen shouts and sings in delight for about four and a half-minute about Chief Keef's release, pressing YouTube comments like 'Who the hell is Chief Keef'? But many individuals knew just who the hell Chief Keef was because he had been doing something almost unheard of in the World Wide Web age: becoming greatly popular through local word of mouth.
His music gained prominence in the Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the nation with over 400,000 students, even though Keef himself stopped attending school at age 15. Keef's YouTube movie for 'Bang,' a song from the mixtape Bang that he produced in 2011, gained a couple of million opinions before Keef had any presence outside of his home city, spurred by young listeners who found the atmosphere in Keef's sound and the meaning in his lyrics to be resonant in their particular lives. chiefkeef tshirts
Keef's music, primarily composed of humble homemade line and drum tracks punctuated by his menacing, nihilistic words, sounds like the following evolutionary part of the style of tracks by Lex Luger and Waka Flocka Flame. But moreover, his music honestly and accurately reflects the violence, hopelessness and frustration, as well as occasions of triumph and joy, of the environments that Keef and hundreds of thousands of other poor and working-class kids reside in throughout the world. On 'Bang,' Keef raps with punchy, syncopated distribution, 'That smoke's got me gone, could hear it in the air/we on top like some stairs, do not provide a f**k, I be goin' to hell.'
Nearly three weeks after Chief Keef was launched from home confinement at the start of 2012, 22-year-old Bay Area rapper Lil B (another unsigned phenom) hopped on the remix of 'Bang,' and a week after that, Soulja Boy did a similar thing for Keef's '3Hunna.' But the moment that gave Keef the most exposure to the world beyond Chicago was, ironically, the consequence of another Chicago rapper: Kanye West. On March 12, Keef released his second mixtape, Back from the Dead, featuring the song 'I Don't Like,' a single so huge that it turned Keef's calling card, and on May 1, Kanye West released a remix of 'I Don't Like' featuring himself, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean. No body in the rap world may ask, 'Who the hell is Chief Keef'? Next.
Keef's devoted fanbase in Chicago was built on the support of local listeners and through a network of like-minded rappers like Keef's relative Fredo Santana, SD, Lil Durk and Lil Reese, along with producers like Young Chop and DJ Kenn. DJ Kenn, who had been literally removed the street by Chief Keef's dad after visiting Chicago from Japan, explain's Keef's attraction this way: 'First-time I found the facility, I didn't
Reputation fans waited impatiently for weeks until, fittingly, the biggest signing windfall found Chief Keef on June 16, 2012. On that day, Keef told MTV that he had signed to Interscope (and signed a publishing deal with Doctor. Dre) after being publicly pursued by labels like T.I.'s Fantastic Hustle Records, Waka Flocka Flame's Stone Group Monopoly and Birdman & Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment. Keef's old deal involved an Interscope imprint for his staff (Glory Boyz Entertainment), his or her own line of Beats by Doctor. Dre headphones named Beats by Keef, and a biopic about his life.
Now, with all the buzz encompassing his signing behind him, Keef is moving forward to his next step: another mixtape and his debut album. The mixtape, Finally Rich, which comes out later this year, will discover Keef combined with several of the biggest rappers in the commercial, including Waka Flocka Flame and Young Jeezy. His presently untitled debut album, is scheduled to stop by the finish of 2012, and it will cap off one of the most wonderful stories in hip hop: In one year, 17-year-old Chief Keef went from being on house arrest at his grandma's house to being a national rap celebrity, all years before he is old enough to purchase a drink.