It seems that new rap sensation, Chief Keef, is already coming under fire from some quarters.
Fellow rapper Rhymefest laid into the recent Interscope signee, even going so far as to write an extensive blog post entitled, Chief Keef Is The Bomb.
In the post, Rhymefest refers to the fact that both he and Keef hail from Chicago and claims that Keef’s depiction of the Windy City is anything but positive for the African-American community. He criticizes the fact that Keef glorifies violence and aggression.
“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!” Rhymefest wrote.
“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.”
Rhymefest went on to speculate on a more sinister motive behind the popularity of many rappers.
“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.” Rhymefest added.
“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? You got it, most of the main stream rappers we salivate over like Rick Ross the former correctional officer turned Drug Lord Boss rapper. 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. [sic]"
- By Fiona Guest