Chief Keef's rise to stardom seemed to happen overnight. One minute he was just a young Chicago spitter making music videos and recording songs with his crew, then the next minute he has G.O.O.D Music members spitting verses over his "I Don't Like" single and the next thing you know, he's a star across the nation! Many people have expressed their joy for a young man like him who came from a "hard knock life" upbringing to reach levels of such success at such an early age. T.I., Young Jeezy, and many other notable figures in the rap game have praised Chief Keef for his achievements.
But not fellow Chicago lyricist, Rhymefest. On the contrary, Rhymefest feels as though Chief Keef's music is poison to the nation, or a "Bomb" waiting to detonate, as he described him in his blog titled "Chief Keef Is The Bomb." Rhymefest really went in and expressed his thoughts on how he feels that Chief Keef represents the negative parts of society and him making it to such heightened levels of stardom is spreading that negativity to the masses.
Here's what Rhymefest said in his blog, ripping into Chief Keef:
"Chief Keef is a 'Bomb', he represents the senseless savagery that white people see when the news speaks of Chicago violence. A Bomb has no responsibility or blame, it does what it was created to do; DESTROY! Notice, no one is talking about the real culprits, the Bomb maker or the pilot who is deploying this deadly force (Labels, Radio Stations). Its easier to blame the bomb. Bombs are not chosen for their individual talents, they are tools used for collateral damage. To think of the persona of Chief Keef as a person would be the first mistake, he will more then likely come and go without us knowing much of anything about his personal pains, struggles, great loves and ambitions beyond rap. He is a spokesman for the Prison Industrial Complex. Every corporation is expected to grow at least 4% each quarter, many prisons are privately owned with stock being traded on the open market. If these corporations were to do commercials, jingles and promotions who would they hire? Waka Flocka Flame gang bang 'GO HARD IN THE PAINT' and Chief Keef the newest lottery pick in the 'Get paid to destroy young minds, like we destroyed yours' Sweepstakes.
"Many people will say 'Chief Keef is a young black man making money who wouldn't have had any other opportunity, why isn't this a good thing?'. Which brings us back to the question, who is bank rolling this operation and why? This could only be described as an opportunity for this young man if he was receiving artist development, responsible mentorship and counseling for his obvious trauma. By the way, Major Record labels always put million dollar life insurance policies on artist of this nature so that they get paid one way or the other. My suggestion to the rest of us who would love to see the mushroom cloud from this explosion, BE CAUTIOUS! The affects from this type of Bomb can last for centuries. Lets stop giving our intellectual power resources and admiration to destructive forces while ignoring and starving out the good that is being done,sung and rapped about by artist like Killer Mike, Lupe Fiasco, RhymeFest, Dead Prez, Brother ALI, Maimouna Yusef, Invincible, Jean Grey, Mikkey Halsted etc."