About Chief Keef
Hate him or love him, Chief Keef is currently one of the most popping artists in the rap game, having developed an extensive, cult-like following amongst the younger generation.
Throughout his brief three-year career, the Chiraq native has already collaborated with Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Young Dro, B.o.B., Wale, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Justin Vernon, Young Dolph, Future, Mike Will Made It, Young Scooter, Red Café, The Game, French Montana, Fabolous, Uncle Murda, Soulja Boy, Rocko and more.
Most recently, he retired the title of his Glory Boyz Entertainment imprint in favor of simply "Glo Gang" (also calling for new artists) and announced the release date for his Bang 3 mixtape, as well as engaging in a bit of mild beef with Atlanta's Migos. Stay tuned – there’s never a dull moment when it comes to Keef.
- Keef was raised in Chicago's Englewood neighbourhood.
- He allegedly began rapping at the age of five using his mother's karaoke machine.
- Keef attended Chicago's Dulles Elementary School as well as Banner School, dropping out completely at age fifteen.
- He is cousins with fellow Chicago rappers Fredo Santana and Tado.
- He had his first daughter, Kayden Kash Cozart, at age sixteen.
- Chief Keef, born Keith Cozart, was named after his deceased uncle.
- Keef is estranged from his biological father.
- Chief Keef frightens Lupe Fiasco.
- He was banned from Instagram in 2012 for uploaded a photo of himself receiving oral sex.
- Rhymefest has described Chief Keef as "a spokesman for the Prison Industrial Complex".
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