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MUSIC VIDEO: King L – “More Bandz”

Did you know that there’s more to the contemporary Chicago hip-hop scene than Chief Keef and GBE? It’s true!

King L is another Chitown native who’s been building a lot of buzz for himself in the streets. He’s been on his grind for some time; at 24 years of age he’s been at work on his major label debut Dope & Shrimp for over a year. But he’s kept himself visible between his signing and his full length debut. Getting a shout out from Kanye West will do that.

But Louie’s not just being referenced in high-profile hip-hop …

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$6 Million Over Three Albums, A $440,000 Advance, And Other Details From Chief Keef’s Record Contract

DNAinfo is reporting that the details of Chief Keef’s contract with Interscope have been made public as part of a court order. No, it’s not because the “I Don’t Like” rapper is getting charged with anything (this time).

Typically the details of a rapper’s contractual agreement with a major label are only hinted at in the verses they spit and the clothes that they wear. However as Keef, born Keith Cozart, was a minor at the time of his signing with the major label, his contract requires signed approval from a United States court judge.


REVIEW: Chief Keef – Finally Rich

Artist: Chief Keef
Album: Finally Rich
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap

It is safe to say many people in music had relatively big 2012s, but few artists ascended to the spotlight like Chief Keef. It’s unclear whether or not anyone could have guessed his breakout single, the unstoppable “I Don’t Like,” would take hold of urban music with the stranglehold it managed to maintain throughout most of the year, but it happened nonetheless, and everything that has followed has been one surprise after another. Sometimes he has delivered gold, other times he’s released garbage not worthy of high school mixture circuits, but …


STREAM: Chief Keef – “Spread Da Word”

Just when you thought he was done for the day, Chief Keef returns through his YouTube with yet another new song. “Spread Da Word” pairs Keef with fast-rising producer Young Chop for another round of trunk-rattling, ignorant hip hop on steroids, and the results are on par with everything this superstar duo has release to date (but it’s still far from comparing to “Love Sosa”). You can stream the track after the jump.

Chief Keef has been posting songs like crazy today, so please be patient if you see him flooding our feed. I’m sure things will die down …

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STREAM: Chief Keef – “Squad I Trust”

Damn, another new Chief Keef track? This week is off to one hell of a start.

It’s funny how the more famous someone becomes the faster people will rush to leak any and everything they can get their hands on. What’s even stranger is when artist’s notice those leaks and then proceed to share them with the world regardless of how well the track compares to their official singles. Chief Keef is the type of artist who loves to share leaks, and this afternoon he did just that with a new mp3 that popped up on Youtube. The song is …

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Chief Keef – “They Know”

The countdown to Finally Rich is well underway, but that is not stopping free Chief Keef tracks from making their way online. This morning, a new jam entitled “They Know” began making the rounds and we jumped quickly at the opportunity to share the joint with you. This one will not be appearing on Finally Rich, but it does showcase a more subtle flow from the GBE member. You can stream, download, and enjoy “They Know” after the jump.

This is by far the weakest Keef track to surface recently, and that is probably why it will not be …