Chief Keef inked a pretty big recording deal with Interscope back in 2012, reportedly worth about $6 million. However, consider that relationship officially over and done, as the label Keef once called home is now the label he just doesn’t like. Taking to Twitter early this morning (October 21), the Chicago rapper revealed that he was dropped from Interscope after just two years.
He first revealed the news via a screenshot of a text message conversation with a friend, before going on to Tweet his frustrations with the label before the split. “100% of everything goes to me now, Jimmy it was cool splitting it with U But u gave yo spot up!,” wrote the rapper.
Backed his hit single “I Don’t Like,” Keef signed with Interscope in 2012 and would go on to release his full-length debut Finally Rich. Despite spawning a big time remix for “I Don’t Like,” with Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean and Jadakiss, the album failed to spill that momentum onto the charts.
A source close to Keef confirmed the reports, revealing that the parting was mutual and that the Chicago rapper will explore going independent.
The comments come as Keef tweeted moments ago that he will still release scheduled projects like Back From the Dead 2 and Bang 3 later this year.
I think its best for him interscope released songs that were totally against his lane in my opinion hopefully he goes back to his lane before bobby shmurda takes his trap
Keef is a case of straying. Ppl always stray the sound that got them hot i dont understand it for the life of me. If he stuck to the drill music sound the niggas biting him wouldnt exist. He had a chance to be a superstar because not only was the music hot, he had cultural impact. Kids using his slang, acting like him in videos, dressing like him. The whole shaboing. But u cant miss video shoots for singles featuring 50 cent and wiz khalifa. He turned down deals with jeezy 50 kanye and ti and signed with gucci mane. Poor business decisions
its crazy!! 2 artist with big records get dropped from majors this year and aint nobody gone platinum
Well they had dropped the details of keef deal and i figured he would get dropped he had to sell 250k in a year to keep his deal or the label had the option to opt out. If kendrick drops this 4th qtr he can do it. If he does he will have rap in a chokehold. Niggas gotta stop giving away free music top to bottom. I read the irv post. Hes right. This shit is bad. Only one way to start selling again is stop giving away free shit. Taylor swift dont give them country fans nothing free. NOTHING. Ariana Grande aint out here droppin mixtapes. Im cool with eps cuz they for sale but this free stuff no. I posted about this same stuff yesterday and coco island said the same thing. Only thing that should be free is the visuals. Where would master p be if he thought it was a good idea to give away that music for free and hope for something in return?
labels gotta stop dick riding off of the youtube social media hype only to drop the artist as soon as shit doesnt pan out its fucked up for the artist and leaves a statement of once your no longer profitable to me your ass in gone or shelved for dust which is the model for alot of artist at major labels mostly. I dont even listen to chief keef like that but im familiar with his sound and visuals which is drill music and shooting fucking videos in his house or riding round his neighborhood or some other shit. So when he leaves ”rehab” interscope drops fuck rehab song which was so corny and looked like a fucking soulja boy turn my swag on video which I could tell thats interscope idea. Honestly feel major labels are dumb as fuck at times trying to change the core image and sound of the artist. Labels dont want to groom superstars they want to produce acts they can monetize in less than 140 characters.
I think Ive been saying for 2 years now that albums shouldnt be made no more. I know im no JD or Diddy but maybe yall will listen to me one day. Yall record labels are so far behind and have no idea where yall at anymore. Giving away albums for years while calling them mixtapes then release a album and wonder why people dont wanna buy them. Most albums today have one good song on them. And EVERY rap album sound a like. Trap rap is DONE. That ATL autotune bullshyt is DONE! Rap right now is DONE!
Create a hot single every quarter. Make people want your music and stop dropping a song every week. Create some kind of demand. But imma let my actions speak louder than my words.
Watch what I do with @destinyunderwood
Everytime a rapper from ATL gets hot with one song the whole world copies that same formula and recreates the same song and features an ATL artist.
I love what Luda is doing right now. That dude is back and been killing these remixes this past month
Dont say the whole world. Cuz i keep my content authentic. I get overlooked because they say it takes more money to break my style of artist than those that u complaining about. Thing is my style of artist makes more money and actually sells the records. What u sayin is true. One song gets hot and everyone copies. And u know why they dont stop copying? Cuz labels keep signing the copiers with the mind set of ”im looking for the next ___”. Im tellin u man i was in a mtg with a anr with universal. He praised my work. Said he respected it the whole 9. Then said BUT ”Do u have anythingg like the migos” it made me sad. I didnt eat that night. Cuz in my mind no i dont have anything like the migos, the migos has something like the migos, im d-mac and i have something like d-mac. We are just in a microwave world all around. Labels dont want the artist that have the talent they can build on and develop. They want the artist who has everything already and all they have to do is put it out. While i care about putting out quality bodies of work 90% of indy artists are trying to hit a homerun with a new single every other week til one pops for em. And i cant think of any of em that popped three years ago off one and are still around. Yet kendrick and cole? Had no followings before the deal dropped bodies of work and are both not having issues selling records. Drake is a diff case hes a hit machine 72 songs on billboard hot 100 hes a created player. But those are the top 3 rappers. All im sayin is facts proof in the pudding.
not even checkin for luda musically right nowhe can stick to fast and furious movies
Truthfully what could the label do fo him bet or MTV dont play his videos and radio only played two of his singles he already got his fan base the real reason dey dropped him is cuz he made a diss song for the whole new jersey he tomuch of a liability n his sales ain’t enuff
If you’re an artist and want @JD attention, message him directly. Stop commenting on posts that he comments on hoping to get his attention. It doesn’t work and it frustrates users who want to comment on certain posts.
i fuck with it tip always gave a great body of worth not to mention tip is my top 3 favorite rappers I was curious prior to listening to it how it would go with skate board p executive producing it. But i like the album still gotta sit with it and go over it more and more. But I like how tip always create projects that doesn’t feel trendy or younger than his age its like he grows with his music.
I knew but i still aint heard it cuz i dont care to. N u kno how i am bout tip so that says alot. Its a disconnect with him n the ppl right now
WOW!!! I’m seriously surprised to hear you say that. when he got 1 of the hottest records in the streets
Its not hot cuz of him. And ppl know the difference. You cannot trick the ppl. This is why gimmicks leave as quick as they come. He used the hottest nigga n the streets on one single and the hottest girl on the charts on the other. Tip albums have always been conceptual. Authentic. About something. A storyline. All of wm. This time it feels like hes fighting to stay hot through new artists. The songs sound good and about the money i knew would be big first time i heard it. It just doesnt FEEL right. Same thing with jeezy. His album was hard start to finish. Some of his best work u ask me. But before the album dropped, it didnt FEEL like ”jeezy finna drop!!” Mariah too. The album was awesome. But that feeling, that ”mariah album is out!” Feeling wasnt there. Same with wayne so far and thats why his album keep gettin pushed back. Its hard to explain but i know what im tryna say. Like drake. Before his album come out, that ”drake bout to drop on these niggas” feeling is in the air.
I aint gonna lie. This the rap album of the year. This album was good. Bumped it all day today. TI went back to the older mid 2000’s hip hop with pop choruses there are catchy. And u can tell he put his heart in this album.
i cant call it album of the year until ross drop his project then ill decide
Did u BUY it? Lol
I had a friend offer me to hear it for free they had a link, and I declined. Music is free and all the other people who haven’t caught on to that yet is in denial. If someone purchases it on your behalf, that is your educated fan, that understands if they want more from you they have to give financial support. Then you have the fan that have multiple artist they like and could care less if your hear tomorrow, they will just follow the next big thing. Every now and then they may type when are you coming out with something new just so they can get some more free shit, because that is how they attain all of their music. If y’all think iTunes giving you every download that they get on your behalf, I think not, I believe they can take a hefty amount without anyone ever suspecting a thing. I think the digital age has killed the money making aspect of music, and those who has branched out has the most sense. Again if all anyone has to offer is an ability to cut a record make a song create a hook then you are limitless in this new age. VISIONARIES RUN THE WORLD…. If you still stuck trying to glue the paper to the wall with just water, thinking it will stick one day I know it, the Visionaries is already in the lab create a water base glue, and when they get to the paper, I bet it won’t come off the wall.
Fresh ain’t cha!
YESSSSSS You look REALLY SHARP! I love it
Nigga how old is dat muthafuccin fruit
THIS FINE MAN..WHO CARES ABOUT THE FRUIT! LOL
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U ain’t seen shyt till u seen island n a three piece
Look at you! CLEAN!
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Scott been sending me spam fo the last month tell dat nigga I said fuck em n his email blast
And ain’t this the 2nd song in a row dis nigga dropped called nomo is da chocolate panda bear already running out of steam give em sum bamboo to chew on n hell be back at it
The WHAT lol.
she so cold
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