Rhymefest Clarifies Chief Keef Criticism [LISTEN]
Last week, Rhymefest called Chief Keef the representative of “senseless savagery,” and now he's explaining his words. Speaking to WGCI's The Morning Riot in Chicago, Rhymefest didn't back down from his criticism of the teenager, but reiterated the root of his disdain. “I meant to say what I said. It's really not about Chief Keef as much as it is about exploitation,” he said. “It's no coincidence that one of the most violent periods that Chicago has ever seen, that this is what represents us musically. This is what represents us as a people. We have a history here and then when we get to senseless violence, the prison industrial complex is real.”
With the homicide rate in the city reaching catastrophic heights, and Pitchfork deciding to interview the 16-year-old at a gun range, Rhymefest is fed up with the way things are going. “I don't have anything against any particular kind of music. My problem is the imbalance of the music that we get,” he continued. if all of the diet of the music that you get is kill kill kill and we're going to glorify that, then that's what we are conditioning our shorties and they'll never end.”
Even though his words were mighty vicious, Keef could care less. Based on his tweets, he's only concerned with being ATM (addicted to money).
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