1. Mike WiLL Made-It Taps Chief Keef & Rae Sremmurd for 'Come Down': Listen

    March 21, 2017 1:39 PM EDT Last week, heavyweight producer Mike WiLL Made-It rolled out a slew of tracks including "On the Come Up" featuring Big Sean and “Hasselhoff” featuring Lil Yachty . This time around, he relies on Chief Keef and Rae Sremmurd to craft their summer-y song "Come Down."  Known…

  2. Chief Keef Returns With 'Two Zero One Seven' Mixtape

    January 03, 2017 1:31 PM EST To start 2017 with a bang, Chief Keef released his new mixtape Two Zero One Seven on New Year's Day. This marks his first official project since his collaborative mixtape Camp GloTiggy with Zaytoven, which came out last May.  After having a relatively low-key 2016 musically, the "I…

  3. Chief Keef Takes Aim at Rappers with 'Blonde, Pecan, Orange' Hair in Homophobic Rant

    October 07, 2016 6:47 PM EDT At his Wednesday night (Oct. 5) show at California's The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, Calif., rapper Chief Keef  fired off shots at today's crop of rappers in a rant that featured a series of homophobic insults. "I just wanna let everybody know. They say they want that old Sosa back…

  4. The Galaxy of Gucci Mane: The Trap King Is at the Center of Atlanta's Rap Universe

    July 22, 2016 1:13 PM EDT Now out of prison (three years on a weapons charge), the rapper is back at the center of Atlanta's rap universe. With his album Everybody Looking due July 22, Billboard explores his orbits of influence.  Young Scooter Scooter -- a childhood friend of Future's -- spent time on Mane&…

  5. Chief Keef's Contract With FilmOn Suspended Over Management Issues

    November 30, 2015 12:40 PM EST UPDATE:  FilmOn founder, Alki David, issued the following statement to Billboard about the current standing of Keef's FilmOnTV deal: "Keef has a seven-album 360 deal with FilmOnTV. We are committed to making his career the best that it can be. We also have about 70 new songs…

  6. Chief Keef Drops New Mixtape Two Weeks Early

    August 03, 2015 8:11 AM EDT Just one week after Chief Keef 's hologram was shut down in Indiana and he tweeted that he's running for mayor of Chicago , his latest mixtape dropped two weeks early. Originally scheduled for an Aug. 18 release, the third installment of Keef's  Bang  series of tapes is now…

  7. Chief Keef vs. Chicago: Why the Rapper Has Become Public Enemy No. 1

    July 30, 2015 10:59 AM EDT For three minutes on July 25, Chief Keef succeeded in his quest to give a Chicago-area performance . Sure, it was 20 miles from the city in the neighboring state of Indiana; yes, Keef appeared in hologram form, beamed in from California; and it was almost-immediately shut down by local police…

  8. Chief Keef Says He's Running for Chicago Mayor, Gives Out Rahm Emanuel's Phone Number

    July 27, 2015 7:26 PM EDT Chief Keef 's not looking to back down from his beef with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and, he says, his next move is running to replace the four-year officeholder.  Chief Keef Hologram Appearance at Indiana Hip-Hop Festival Shut Down by Police Keef said on Twitter Tuesday that he's…

  9. Chief Keef Hologram Appearance at Indiana Hip-Hop Festival Shut Down by Police

    July 26, 2015 11:41 AM EDT A glowing hologram image of Chief Keef projected on stage in Hammond, Indiana, was shut down by the city's police department just a few minutes into its "performance" on Saturday night (July 25). Chief Keef's Hologram Concert Set For July 25 The surprise hologram was…

  10. Chief Keef Announces Concert to Memorialize Toddler Killed After Capo Shooting in Chicago

    July 12, 2015 8:01 PM EDT Chief Keef has announced plans for a concert that will be held to memorialize the toddler who was killed by a car fleeing the scene of rapper Capo’s fatal shooting. Rapper Capo Shot and Killed in Chicago Capo, 22 -- whose real name is Marvin Carr -- died on July 11 after being shot in the…

  11. Rapper Capo Shot and Killed in Chicago: Report

    July 11, 2015 9:32 PM EDT Capo, a 22-year-old rapper associated with Chief Keef 's Glo Gang, was reportedly shot and killed in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune  first reported on the shooting, but did not identify Capo as the victim until the following day, July 12 . TMZ   did say that Capo was the victim, that…

  12. Meme Watch: Are 'Little Einsteins' the New Bobby Shmurda?

    March 16, 2015 1:00 PM EDT As Bobby Shmurda and the Shmoney dance proved, when good songs go viral, they can get even better. Over the past few months, a trio of tracks -- "Flicka Da Wrist," "Watch Me" and a trap remix of the Little Einsteins theme song -- have become memes thanks to web-savvy…

  13. 'The Three Little Migos': A Classic Children's Story Retold With Rap Lyrics

    January 23, 2015 12:46 PM EST From Slick Rick 's funky fables to The Notorious B.I.G. 's underworld novellas, hip-hop is home to some of the greatest stories ever told. Narration is a core element of the art form, a necessity for rap purists. For Danny Brown , it's a skill he's taking off the beat.…

  14. Chief Keef & Kanye West Team Up on 'Nobody': Listen

    December 22, 2014 3:35 PM EST Fame has Chief Keef feeling lonely. Did Rihanna Accidentally Announce Kanye West's 2015 North American Tour? On his Auto-Tuned collaboration with Kanye West , "Nobody," Keef raps about how fame has affected his life, from the good ("Now can buy her ass anything")…

  15. Chief Keef Confirms Being Dropped From Interscope Records on Twitter

    October 22, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Chief Keef took to Twitter on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to confirm that he's been dropped from Interscope Records. "I been dropped for a week now," he said in a text conversation, which he posted on Twitter. Bro ass is LuckilySlow pic.twitter.com/7g8C1NwLrn — AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef)…

  16. Chief Keef Reveals Artwork for Kanye West Collabo 'Nobody'

    September 02, 2014 6:20 PM EDT It's almost here: Chief Keef 's collaboration with Kanye West , "Nobody." In anticipation, Chief Keef revealed the artwork for the single early Tuesday (Sept. 2). The single cover features both rappers' heads side by side -- almost fading into the black background. &…

  17. Watch: Chief Keef Teases 'Nobody' Collaboration with Kanye West

    August 18, 2014 5:06 PM EDT Five months after a photo surfaced of Kanye West and Chief Keef in the studio, Chief has released a snippet of their collaboration "Nobody." He posted a video on Instagram on Saturday of himself listening to the track while driving. "I don't feel nobody/ I can't hear…

  18. Twista, 'The Dark Horse': Exclusive Album Premiere

    August 06, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Four years after the release of The Perfect Storm , Twista returns with his ninth studio album, The Dark Horse . A week before its release (August 12), Billboard has an exclusive stream of The Dark Horse . Listen below: The 13-track standard version is laced with Twista's signature…

  19. Chief Keef’s Cousin, Rapper Big Glo, Fatally Shot

    April 10, 2014 3:28 PM EDT A Chicago rapper who recently signed to a major record label and was a cousin of Chief Keef was shot to death Wednesday night in the Englewood section of Chicago. Mario Hess — who went by Big Glo at the time of his death and Blood Money before being signed — was the oldest member of the Glory…

  20. Chief Keef Involved in Shooting North of Chicago: Reports

    March 26, 2014 3:57 PM EDT Rapper Chief Keef was present during a shooting incident early Wednesday north of Chicago that put another person in the hospital, according to reports. Keef's publicist told  TMZ  that Keef -- born Keith Cozart -- was present at the time but was not the shooter. Keef's rep has…

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