The internets went ham on Friday night when Pusha T released the cover for the next G.O.O.D. Friday single. Apparently the next single will be the remix of Chief Keef single “I Don’t Like” which already has 1.6 million views on Youtube (catch the video below). Apparently the kid has been making moves lately and even Complex, Fake Shore Drive and Gawker had him covered.
Apparently the Chief is a 16-year-old from the South Side of Chicago, who has been well known on the South Side for quite a while, well at least ever since he released the video “Bang.” The kid is a reflection of the current state of rap (think Soulja Boy, Wacka Flocka Flame etc) where the goal of song is to incite wild emotions with no focus on lyricism or crazy hip hop intellectualism (think Talib Kweli, Common). Kids in middle schools and high schools today are not into music from the Common’s and Nas’ that we grew up with. Their idea of Hip Hop is an amalgamation of the aforementioned Soulja Boy and Wacka Flocka Flame. This explains Chief Keef’s loyal fan base built up through the word of mouth through local schools in Chicago. Take a listen to his track “I Don’t Like” below.
I’ll wait to pass judgement on the kid but the hype surrounding the “I Don’t Like” remix featuring Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, Jadakiss and the Chief is at a fever pitch right now.
Essential Chief Keef listening: