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Chief Keef: Psychedrillic

As much as Chief Keef has failed himself since signing a $6 million deal with Interscope, the label seems to have failed him.

From Billboard:

Keef's 2012 debut, Finally Rich, only sold 50,000 its first week, according to Nielsen Sound-Scan, peaking at No. 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It went on to sell 217,000 copies altogether.

"A lot of times, I got pissed off at Keef," Peeda Pan, one of Keef's managers, tells Billboard while driving from Los Angeles to Wavelengths [where Keef is in rehab].

He says the rapper blew off several high-profile opportunities surrounding Finally Rich, including BET's 106 & Park and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! - but adds that he respects his client's autonomy.

"He knows what he's doing a lot more than people give him credit for. He has control. People ask, 'Why did he do that?' He knows why."

Maybe to preserve his credibility. Here's the real problem:

"He sold 300,000 with no promotion," Jackson says, citing the label's worldwide sales figures for Finally Rich. "People can say it was a stupid deal, but the project is in the black. Our marketing spend on it was literally crumbs.'

Maybe Interscope didn't believe in the project, which got lukewarm reviews, but a little support might have been nice.

"No Promotions, no commercials, And No Tour," Keef wrote in November.


Also from Billboard:

Keef points to past use of "lean," slang for the prescription cough syrup popular in some rap circles. "My last two mixtapes were mistakes," he admits. "I was on promethazine, all drugged out. I was tweaking. I don't sip the lean no more though."

From Urban Dictionary:

To create Lean, a popular drink originated from Houston Texas, you require the following for the original formula:

-Promethazine w/Codeine VC <- Sizzurp (active ingredient)

-Original Sprite Soda <- Mixing ingredient (although different flavors of sprite are now used, such as sprite remix)

-Jolly rancher candy <- Flavor additive

Put it all in a styrofoam cup and enjoy. The codeine is mainly responsible for the euphoric feeling after drinking lean. Promethazine causes motor skill impairment, lethargy, extreme drowsiness, as well as a disassociative feeling from all other parts of the body, specifically the stomach and digestive system. If it doesn't have promethazine w/ Codeine, it isn't real sizzurp.

The mixed drink combination known as "lean", is normally the color purple, due the added ingredient sizzurp, which is originally a dark purple syrup. There are other colors of sizzurp which can be added to create lean, but the purple is the true sizurp

Lean does not contain ANY form of alcohol, crushed pills, or other liquids in general.

Dat lean got my thoed.

Dat lean got my swervin.

"Mayne... hol' up... I got too much lean in my cup..." - Quoted from a popular song found in the south.

See also: Lean A New Hip High - from ABC News in 2006!

C'mon, Keef!

Cancer Keef
"Chief Keef is on the receiving end of a lawsuit for bailing on a cancer charity concert," Stack reports.

"Cleveland company Kim Productions claims it paid the controversial rapper a $15,000 deposit to appear at the RapCure benefit last summer, with an agreement that an additional $10,000 would be paid after he performed at the event. On the the day before the benefit, Keef demanded $2,500 more to cover his travel expenses. The promoter forked over the extra money, but Keef failed to show up on time. As a result, the show was canceled and patrons got their money back. Kim Productions is asking for $26,000. Thus far, Keef's camp has not responded to the allegations."

Chief Kanye
"Chief Keef's manager Peeda Pan reveals that Kanye West and Chief Keef have been working on some new music for Keef's album," HotNewHipHop reports, among many others.

"Yeah, they working on a few songs for each other's projects," he said. "Kanye will definitely be on Keef's album on Bang 3."

Bang 3 Drops



A Lot.


Noticed Me.




Verdict: Psychedrillic.


* South Side 16-Year-Old Gets Shot, Blows Up.

* Rhymefest Vs. Chief Keef.

* Chief Keef's Deadly Rap War.

* More Shit Chief Keef Don't Like.

* Chief Keef Loves Soda, Ain't White.

* Chief Keef: Baller Of Confusion.

* Free Chief Keef!

* Save Chief Keef.


Comments welcome.


Posted on February 18, 2014

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