Rhymefest Blasts Chief Keef, Interscope Over Promoting Violent Music
Rhymefest takes on Chief Keef and his label Interscope over the Chicago upstart's violent lyrics.
Earlier this month, Chief Keef shocked fans with the news that he had signed to Interscope with a publishing deal under Dr. Dre. But not everyone's celebrating the 17 year old rapper's success; now, in a recent guest post with Analog Girls In a Digital World, fellow Chi-Town emcee Rhymefest speaks on why Chief Keef's music is a detriment to society.
In the post, Rhymefest described Keef as an intellectual bomb that misrepresents African-Americans. He also blasted Keef's new-found home Interscope and the major radio stations that continue to endorse and make a profit off of his music. 'Fest continued on, lashing out at Waka Flocka Flame and Rick Ross, whom he said share equal blame in poisoning the minds of the youth.
"Chief Keef is a 'bomb,' he represents the senseless savagery that white people see when the news speaks of Chicago violence," he said. "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). It's easier to blame the bomb...who is bank rolling this operation and why? This could only be described as an opportunity for this young man if he was receiving artist development, responsible mentorship and counseling for his obvious trauma...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."
He continued, "[Chief Keef] 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."
Check out the full blog over at Analog Girls In a Digital World.