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Rhymefest vs. Chief Keef

In a guest post on Analog Girl In A Digital World last week, Chicago rapper and former aldermanic candidate Rhymefest wrote that fellow hometown teen star Chief Keef "represents the senseless savagery that white people see when the news speaks of Chicago violence" and likened him to a bomb because a bomb "has no responsibility or blame, it does what it was created to do; DESTROY!"

This was Rhymefest's way of saying Keef - who just signed to Interscope Records - is being used as a tool and a fool in another man's game.

"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 writes. "Major record labels always put million-dollar life insurance policies on artists of this nature so that they get paid one way or the other."

On Tuesday, Rhymefest reiterated his stance in an interview with WGCI. (He also said "To hell with that" when asked if he would run for office again.)

"It's really not about Chief Keef as much as it is about exploitation," Rhymefest said. "It's no coincidence that one of the most violent periods Chicago has ever seen, that this is what represents us musically. This is what represents us as a people . . . So if all of the diet of the music that you get is kill kill kill and we're going to glorify that, then that's what we are conditioning our shorties and they'll never end."

Here's the full interview.


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

* Rhymefest's Rap.

* Rhymefest's Run.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on July 4, 2012


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