Chief Keef To Hold Benefit Concert For Family Of Slain Toddler
Chief Keef announced that he will hold a benefit concert this Friday for the toddler killed in the aftermath of yesterday's Chicago shooting that ended in the death of Capo. Fleeing from the Capo shooting, the two suspects (currently in custody) ran over and fatally injured 1-year old Dillon Thomas as he sat in a stroller on the 6300 block of South Ellis Avenue in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.
Chief Keef Announces "Bang 3" Release Date
Chief Keef's Instagram may be 95% pictures of him playing paintball, but he took the time today to post the cover art of long-awaited project Bang 3 and announced that he will release it on July 3rd.
Drake Performs Chief Keef's "Faneto" In Chicago
Drake is well-known showing love to each city he visits while on tour. He recently shouted-out young rapper Amir Obe while in Detroit, and on Friday (May 29), during a stop in Chicago, he paid homage to a bigger rap star, Chief Keef, giving the crowd a rendition of the South Sider's latest hit, "Faneto." Drake took the time to show love to many young Chi rappers, specifically shouting-out Herb, Bibby, Keef, and even 14-year-old Lil Mouse. He then, much to the crowd's delight, proceeded to belt out a bar-for-bar a cappella verse from "Faneto."
10 Essential RL Grime Tracks
For the better part of the past three years, "trap" has referred to much more than the music of Young Jeezy, T.I., Gucci Mane, etc. Beats like Baauer's "Harlem Shake" and RL Grime's remix to Kanye West's "Mercy" have ignited dance-floors and festivals using the same label to describe their sound.
The Best Prison-Released Gucci Mane Tracks Of 2015
Gucci Mane has released nine projects this year. We don't have to check-- that's more than any other rapper. He also happens to be in prison. Last year, he released 14 projects from the pen, making a cool $1.3 million, and he's on pace to topple those numbers this year. He's feeding his fans, he's feeding the streets-- though who knows if he's actually the mastermind behind any of this. No matter when these tracks were actually recorded, they're still among the hottest out.
Is A Chief Keef & Lil Wayne Collab On The Way?
A couple week ago, Chief Keef announced that he’s working on a new album titled The Cozart, which is shaping up to host quite the lineup of features.
Chief Keef & Jeremih In The Studio Together
Chicago artists are already winning as it is, but when they get together, it's truly something special. Jeremih-- whose recently been showing up everywhere but on his own songs --showed up on Lil Durk's long overdue slow jam, "Like Me," earlier this year, and it seems he'll be blessing yet another drill rep with a sweet R&B hook. Yesterday, Mih got in the studio with Chief Keef, and the session seems to have been manned by Chicago superproducer Yung Berg, who you might know from his extensive work on The Pinkprint.
Chief Keef & Lil Durk Are Working On New Music
Chief Keef and Lil Durk were two of the most prominent rappers in the drill scene when it first started to get some coverage a few years back. Both landed deals, and each has remained consistent in their creative out put since, but the two have drifted apart since the days of collaborating and appearing in one another's videos.
Chief Keef Announces New Album "The Cozart"
Coming off the release of his new mixtape Sorry 4 The Weight, Chicago’s Chief Keef is now turning his focus onto a new album. Taking to Instagram Friday night, Sosa announced that he has a new album on the way called The Cozart, which is named after his government name, Keith Cozart. No release date has been set for it yet, but Sosa did unveil the artwork and repeatedly tweeted that its coming very soon.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
Putting On For His City: Kanye West's Chicago Co-Signs
Although he once claimed to be "so Chi" that you thought he was bashful, Kanye West isn't frequently thought of as a quintessential Chicago rapper, with his global fame often overshadowing his ties to his hometown. Mr. West is unarguably the most popular rapper to ever come out of the Windy City, but the regional term "Chicago rap" is more likely to be associated with Common and No I.D., or even younger dudes like Chief Keef at this point.
*T-Pain Voice*: 5 Rappers Who Pushed Auto-Tune Forward
Auto-tune was something of a taboo in rap, for some it may always be, but for the most part, it's been accepted as a common songwriting tool. As prevalent as it may be today, there was only on figure who can really be attributed with popularizing the effect, and that's T-Pain (sorry, Cher).
The Evolution Of Chief Keef
This week, Chief Keef caused a stir by releasing two tracks with Andy Milonakis, a comedian who'd formerly rapped alongside RiFF RAFF and Dirt Nasty in the group Three Loco. The man who came up as the poster boy for Chicago's violent drill scene was chilling out a bit and embracing humor with these tracks, or so it seemed. In actuality, the Milonakis co-sign was just the latest in a long line of unexpected and seemingly out-of-character moves by the dude born Keith Cozart.
Chief Keef Reveals Artwork & Release Date For "Sorry 4 The Weight" Mixtape
Coming off the heels off his Nobody album, Chief Keef is already eyeing the release of his next project.
GLOVO: Is There A Drake & Chief Keef Collaboration Coming?
GLOVO; it certainly has a nice ring to it, but is it the makings of a new bond between Drake and Chief Keef? Sosa just yesterday posted a photo to Instagram with a logo for the mysterious acronym, captioning the pic with "Thou Not Ready".
Love Sosa? A Breakdown Of Chief Keef Fans & Critics
Chief Keef emerged from the almost cartoonishly violent streets of Chicago’s South Side in 2011, riding the crest of a grassroots, for-teens-by-teens movement that came to be known as “drill music.” Like all ascendant genres, drill (and, by extension, it’s superstar Keef) was met with a mix of traditionalist revulsion, outsider derision and early adopter over-adulation. The simplistic rhymes and aggressive beats left some folks shaking their heads and others nodding along.
Most Disappointing Projects Of 2014
After giving everyone a positive spin with the Hottest Songs of 2014, we're getting brutally honest and critical today with the Most Disappointing Projects of 2014. Following 2013’s parade of ridiculously good albums, it was hard to keep pace and not get left behind from the jump.
Samples Of The Week: December 18
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". This week, see who Chief Keef & Kanye West, Fabolous and Wiz Khalifa sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 9. - Dec. 16
This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. The charts were absolutely stacked with worthy contenders this week, including new tracks from Fabolous, Chief Keef, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper.
Chief Keef Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist, And Release Date For "Nobody" [Update: Album Stream]
A month ago, Chief Keef announced that his next album Nobody would drop on December 2nd. Well, December 2nd has passed and we haven't heard or seen anything about the album, until now. Today, Chief Keef listed the album for pre-order on iTunes with a release date of December 16th, which is just around the corner.