Free Sosa! Chief Keef Is Not The Problem, It’s Bigger Than Rap

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Chief Keef cried when they sent him to Juvenile Detention Center for 2 months. 

Before they carted him off for violating his probation, effectively putting his rap career on hold, he said this:

“I am a very good-hearted person,” the 17-year-old musician told Judge Carl Anthony Walker. “I am sorry for anything that I have done wrong. … Give me a chance.”

This coming from the man who laughed at Lil Jo Jo’s death. A man who raps about hitting people with the Cobra, a gun, leaving them slumped over, and likes to post pictures of his sexual escapades on Instagram.

I’ll admit I like the ignorance that surrounds Chief Keef.

I don’t think that he is the downfall of black people. I think there are a lot of black folks just like him, who will never be more than life-long fuck ups. Do I get upset that he’s famous and his fame promotes this lifestyle to the masses? Hell no! He doesn’t represent who I am, but I find it highly entertaining. 

I think every race has a few people who we might be ashamed of. Rednecks, Hillbillies, Trailer Park Trash, or Ghetto Birds, Hood Boogers, Ratchets. When I see Honey Boo Boo, I don’t think she’s cut from the same cloth as Bill Gates, and sue me for thinking that the same rules apply because I am black. 

With that said, I do understand how my black brothers and sisters could despise Chief Keef and what he represents, but his manager said something that was very telling yesterday. 

While pleading to the judge, Keef’s manager said

Outside court, his manager, Rovaun Pierre Manuel, said Cozart (Chief Keef) isn’t dangerous, but simply a reflection of the violent South Side neighborhood where he grew up.

“Englewood has had this problem for as long as you’ve known,” Manuel said. “Chief Keef is a 17-year-old kid. … Does the city of Chicago really think he is the problem?”

I would like to pose this question to other blacks who hate Chief Keef, others who refuse to give his music a chance because we have a black president and yet some of us still act like that. 

That last sentence should be read with as much sarcasm as you can muster in your mind.

The point isn’t that Chief Keef makes black people look bad, the problem is bigger than one 17-year-old rapper. The problem are the crime rates in the inner city and nothing being done to stop it. Sure, cops fight crime, but there are no great minds contemplating on how to stop the violence.

There are no great leaders, no great young voices who have been able to move the people to a better place. It’s just Chief Keef who is able to gain millions of views, and millions of dollars for himself. 

He’s a product of a creative culture, where people place blame in all the wrong places, where people can be anything they want to be. 

It’s a culture of good and bad ideologies and we just have to ask ourselves, where do we fit in, where do be belong? If we do that, we’ll all be better off. Free Sosa. 

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Xilla is the Sr. Entertainment Editor for GlobalGrind.com as well as CEO of the number 1 relationship blog BlogXilla.com/M2TB.com. He has been featured in XXL, The Source, Essence, LA Times and is considered one of the premiere bloggers in the industry. Follow him on twitter @BlogXilla

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