Chief Keef's manager, Dro Manuel, recently discussed his clients legal problems and says his sentencing is a wake-up call for Chief Keef.
By now, most hip-hop fans are aware of Chief Keef's long list of legal troubles, including probation violations and lawsuits. The rapper's age and inexperience with media and the rap game may have contributed to his problems, however, no matter the problemÂ his management always has his back.
In an interview with the Best Of Both Offices, Keef's manager, Rovan "Dro" Manuel spoke on Keef's current situation, includingÂ having to serve 60 days for his probation violation which stemmed from an interview at a gun range with Pitchfork. Dro also discussedÂ the Chicago scene, what's next for GBE and more.
Dro touchedÂ on what happened for the "Hate Bein Sober" video shoot, which Chief Keef infamously did not show up for. "Aww man. I donât know exactly what happened with that. The label hooked it up and they set it up with Keef and they didn't set it up with Keef's team. So, when it came time to fly out, he missed the first flight. Then he missed the second one. And then it was just like, you know, 'Well we gonna come do it at another date, if thatâs fine with you.'[Laughs.] It was nothing other than that, you know, all the rumorsâ¦"
Dro also says that he thinks Pitchfork is responsible for Keef being in jail when asked,Â "Pitchfork and whoever set that interview up, not saying any names, but yeah. I think so," however he says there is no point in crying over spilled milk.
Keef's manager saysÂ the probation violation was a wake-up call forÂ the GBE front-manÂ and says he will have a betterÂ frame of mind upon his return.Â "I think he [will]. I got a message from him that heâs had a wake-up call. This is a wake-up call for him. It wasn't even his fault that it happened, but it happened. I think heâs gonna come out a different person. I think heâs gonna come out with some new music, a new attitudeâ¦heâs gonna get out and do some shows, and hopefully go up the charts. And shoot the video for 'Hate Being Sober.'"
Finally, Dro talks on what he thinks is the biggest misconception about his client. "That heâs a bad person," Dro said. "I guess, in the eyes of the Chicago [Police Department]. Heâs not the first to put reality-based lyrics [in his music], as far as like talking about whatâs going on in the inner-city for real. I think that itâs kinda messed up that they wanna blame him for all the murders, all the crime and all this other stuff thatâs going on in Chicago. Keef is a minor. You can look back 18 years in the same neighborhoods where he was growing up and see that they were doing the same damn thing, know what I mean?"
Dro confirmed that theÂ GBE album is finished,Â and that GBE crew members also have individualÂ projects in the works, so be on the lookout for new music from the rest of the 300 crew soon.