After taking 2016 off, Chief Keef has been busy since dropping Two Zero One Seven at the top of the year. He's signed off with one final project in Dedication, a title inspired by none other than Lil Wayne. Unlike the largely self-produced Thot Breaker, Dedication pulls production primarily from D. Rose, the beatmaker responsible for one of the album's standouts "Mailbox."
Built off of a descending piano line that would make Soulja Boy proud, the beat is heavy and propulsive, and with a very straight-forward rap performance from Keef, it makes for a track that should satisfy even those who haven't followed the rapper into more experimental territory. It's been a while since Sosa has had a single really break through on the charts, despite the rappers he's influenced occupying many slots on the Hot 100. While the biggest Keef fanatics might still prefer the more adventurous Thot Breaker, Dedication seems built to produce what could be Keef's next hit. If nothing else, it would be nice to see the Chicago innovator get some long overdue credit.
Went to the trap last night
And I looked up it was dawn
Got a U-Haul backing in
With equipment & more laundry
You know we ain't really for none
All I know is get paper
I know killas and they owe me big favors
Bitches XO me like Weeknd