Collaboration of the dreadlocked newcomers! Chief Keef is back with a new track and it features Fat Trel. Here the song is titled “Russian Roulette” and is produced by Lex Luger.
Newcomer Chief Keef looks to continue to cash in on the success from his street anthem “I Don’t Like” and of course the remix featuring Kanye, Pusha T, Big Sean and Jadakiss, as he now links with DMV rapper Fat Trel for a new delivery. The two present “Russian Roulette,” which highlights production from hip-hop heavy hitter Lex Luger. Check it out below, and let us know if you think Chief Keef has a future in the rap game.
Before Kanye West’s remix propelled Chief Keef to another echelon of notoriety, the rapper had linked up, in one of hip-hop’s most congruent collaborations, with DC’s own dreadlocked-and-tattooed Fat Trel. The Lex Luger-produced “Russian Roulette” is monstrous, and a sort-of sequel to Trel’s 2011 track “Respect with this Tech.” (When I spoke with Keef earlier in the year, not only did he mention being a fan of Fat Trel’s, but rapped the entirety of the latter song’s hook.) There’s an obvious, raw energy in Keef’s performance; you can hear his enthusiasm when he drops the requisite ad-libs towards the end of his verse. Trel, a few years Keef’s senior, has the more controlled style, his power channeled with practiced precision.
Produced by Lex Luger, Chief Keef holds his barrel and takes his chances with DMV’s Fat Trel for their collabo. Unfortunately, the beat is far from “bang bang”.