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Rhymefest Says Chief Keef “Represents Senseless Savagery”

 

Chief Keef has been the talk of the  rap game, ever since his “I Don’t Like” track became a viral sensation, but not everyone is fan. The young rapper, hailing form the Windy City’s is catching heat from fellow Chicago native Rhymefest for his lyrical content.

The teen father became the focus of a bidding war, after Kanye West remixed the single, whose music video has been viewed more than 7 million times on YouTube. Keef signed to Interscope records, catapulting his notoriety to a whole new level, but according to Rhymefest, the 16-year-old is a misrepresentation of Black America.

In a guest blog posted on  Donnienicole.com, the one-time Chicago City Council hopeful was not shy with his candor.

Chief Keef is a “Bomb”, he represents the senseless savagery that white people see when the news speaks of Chicago violence. A Bomb has no responsibility or blame, it does what it was created to do; DESTROY! Notice, no one is talking about the real culprits, the Bomb maker or the pilot who is deploying this deadly force (Labels, Radio Stations). Its easier to blame the bomb. Bombs are not chosen for their individual talents, they are tools used for collateral damage.

Many people will say “Chief Keef is a young black man making money who wouldn’t have had any other opportunity, why isn’t this a good thing?”. Which brings us back to the question, who is bank rolling this operation and why? This could only be described as an opportunity for this young man if he was recieving artist development, responsible mentorship and counseling for his obvious trauma. By the way, Major Record labels always put million dollar life insurance policies on artist of this nature so that they get paid one way or the other. My suggestion to the rest of us who would love to see the mushroom cloud from this explosion, BE CAUTIOUS! The affects from this type of Bomb can last for centuries. Lets stop giving our intellectual power resources and admiration to destructive forces while ignoring and starving out the good that is being done,sung and rapped about by artist like Killer Mike, Lupe Fiasco, RhymeFest, Dead Prez, Brother ALI, Maimouna Yusef, Invincible, Jean Grey, Mikkey Halsted etc.

To think of the persona of Chief Keef as a person would be the first mistake, he will more then likely come and go without us knowing much of anything about his personal pains, struggles, great loves and ambitions beyond rap. He is a spokesman for the Prison Industrial Complex. Every corporation is expected to grow at least 4% each quarter, many prisons are privately owned with stock being traded on the open market. If these corporations were to do commercials, jingles and promotions who would they hire? You got it, most of the main stream rappers we salivate over  like Rick Ross the former correctional officer turned Drug Lord Boss rapper. Waka Flocka Flame gang bang “GO HARD IN THE PAINT”  and Chief Keef the newest lottery pick in the “Get paid to destroy young minds, like we destroyed yours” Sweepstakes.

Keef has yet to respond to Rhymfest’s words, but the question is, was he too hard on the teen?

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Comment Comments: 11 Tags Tags: chief keef, interscope, i don't like, rhymefest
  • http://twitter.com/CopyThatAK Agent K

    Beautifully written.

  • Esidney

    He is rite

  • MyaC

    I agree with Rhymefest… And honestly I hope this kid does come and go… I’m not a fan!

  • Cokeland

    I agree. Well said.

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    No, I don’t think he went hard at all on Chief Keef, per se, but the puppet masters who always try to shovel this garbage down our throats. Like he said, Keef’s popularity will more than likely fade in a little while. I understand everything he’s saying, but of course, somebody else will probably say he’s being a “hater”.

  • Jay

    I don’t think he was being too hard on him at all, he was just being brutally honest. Unfortunately, judging by the type of music that Chief Keef comes out with, everything Rhymefest said was way too complex for Keef to even understand.

  • Vandellish

    No he wasn’t…this generation needs to get up off of all these cliche and politically correct stances and actually fight for something they believe in for a change. No more pussyfooting around for fear of Facebook, Twitter and/or street retaliation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Harris/100002381313179 James Harris

    PREACH, RHYMEFEST, PREACH!!!!

  • Black Unity Equalz God

    He hit the nail on the head!! Commercials for the Prison Industrial Complex!!…I never looked at it this way……That is truth being told from the ether.

  • OKEboy cafetao

    mickey halsted is now “money making mikey” looks like the label have got in his head too!

  • Mushdagrt

    “Chuuuuuurch”…