12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A teen rapper from Chicago's South Side, Chief Keef seemingly came out of nowhere in 2011, releasing the mixtapes The Glory Road and Bang. His track "I Don't Like" blew up locally and led to a Kanye remix that tremendously inflated his profile and earned him a deal with Interscope. With a rhyme style that could generously be described as basic, his over-the-top, super-violent, cash-obsessed songs have won him respect from youthful gangsta fanatics, as well as scorn from more established, nonconfrontational Chi-Town artists like Lupe Fiasco and Rhymefest. Ongoing legal issues and various online shenanigans have kept his name in the news. On Finally Rich, he presents us with a dozen bass-heavy tracks that focus on getting paid ("Laughin' to the Bank," "Diamonds"), staying lit ("Hate Bein' Sober"), and living in the moment (the relentlessly catchy "No Tomorrow"). 

EDITORS’ NOTES

A teen rapper from Chicago's South Side, Chief Keef seemingly came out of nowhere in 2011, releasing the mixtapes The Glory Road and Bang. His track "I Don't Like" blew up locally and led to a Kanye remix that tremendously inflated his profile and earned him a deal with Interscope. With a rhyme style that could generously be described as basic, his over-the-top, super-violent, cash-obsessed songs have won him respect from youthful gangsta fanatics, as well as scorn from more established, nonconfrontational Chi-Town artists like Lupe Fiasco and Rhymefest. Ongoing legal issues and various online shenanigans have kept his name in the news. On Finally Rich, he presents us with a dozen bass-heavy tracks that focus on getting paid ("Laughin' to the Bank," "Diamonds"), staying lit ("Hate Bein' Sober"), and living in the moment (the relentlessly catchy "No Tomorrow"). 

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