The 16-year-old rapper is the father of an adorable baby girl whose claim to fame is his polarizing rap videos that shed light on Chicago's war zone-like atmosphere.
His video "Bang" has over a million plus YouTube hits and so do most of his videos.
Wonder how a kid virtually unknown to the rest of the world can create so much buzz on the 'net?
Well, Chief Keef is the face of Chicago's gritty music scene and he represents the thousands of residents who are dealing with the crime war going on in Chicago.
Many critics say Chief Keef (who is currently on house arrest) is sending the wrong message, but to Keef it's just his real life.
Despite the video interviews posted online that portray Chief Keef as a slightly shy quiet rapper, Keef is actually as charismatic, confident, and bubbly as his music videos portray.
Let's not forget to mention that Soulja Boy has reached a deal with Keef, and as soon was he gets off house arrest (which he hopes arrives in April) they'll be hitting the road to do show after show.
GlobalGrind got the chance to chit-chat with Keef (who can only be reached after 3 p.m. due to school) about his rise in the rap game, signing a deal with Soulja Boy, the war in Chicago, getting off house arrest, and his new mixtape Back From The Dead.
The charismatic teen has a story to tell and we must it's a good one.
Check out our exclusive interview below!
GlobalGrind: What made you title your mixtape Back From the Dead.
Chief Keef: Cause I had some sh — I can curse right?
Yeah, you can curse.
Sh*t happened with the police and then mother*ckas was assuming I was dead. They thought I was dead. I was locked up, though. I was telling everybody when I get out, I’ma make this mixtape, and I did!
What happened with you and the police?
It was some dumb sh*t I did, though.
You’re on house arrest right now, right?
What’s the first thing you’re going to do when you get off house arrest?
A lot of shows!
What do you want the world to know about Chicago?
There’s a lot of talent out here. It might be a lot of killing out here, but you know, there’s a lot of talent. I had to bring it out.
What’s your favorite thing to do besides making music?
You’re a ladies’ man, huh?
Who are some of your favorite rappers right now?
I’m feeling the Gucci, Jeezy. I listen to Future. I listen to Tity Boi sometime. I listen to Yo Gotti. And my boy Soulja. That’s it.
What’s going on with you and Soulja Boy? They’re saying you might be signing to his label. Is that true?
You’re going to be doing big things with Soulja Boy.
I call it BIGGER things.
If you can collaborate with any rapper who would it be?
I can name like three right? Sh*t, I want to f*ck with Gucci, I want to f*ck with Future, I want to f*ck with Yo Gotti.
You’re grandmother is hilarious in the “Everyday’s Halloween” video.
She is. She don’t believe me, though. I be telling her like “grandma, you can get a show, for real.”
Does your grandmother support your career?
If I sent you to a deserted island and you can only bring three albums, what three albums would you bring?
Ahh damn! Just me and my three albums.
What celebrity girls do you think is really hot?
I want two of Lil Wayne’s baby mamas.
I don’t know her name. What’s her name again? New New?
Yeah, I want her! And what’s that other girl he got? Damn, what’s the white one —s he white.
The new one he’s with?
I don’t know. I know she bad, though. I forget where she come from.
Any other celebrities that you think are hot?
Oh, yeah, Rihanna! Thank you, yeah. I know Chris Brown fucked up, you know. So just give her to me.
What do you want everyone to know about Chief Keef?
I ain’t 16. I’m 300! And I do this sh*t for my daughter and only my daughter.
How old is your daughter?
She’s five months.
How does it feel being a dad?
I love looking at her and holding her - it feels good.
You were born and raised in Chicago, right?
How was it for you?
It was always rough. We was rough when I was little. It was always rough growing up. It’s rough on my block.
What block are you from?
I’m from 64th and King Drive.
If I could give you one wish, what would you wish for?
To be a billionaire.
Do you remember what your last dream was about?
I don’t even think I have dreams. I mean, I think my dreams came true.
Do you shoot all your videos at your grandma’s house?
Hell nah. I shot like two in my grandmama's house.
“I Don’t Like” is that the one that’s shot at your grandmother’s house?
Nope, that’s in one of the lofts.
Do you have an opinion towards the people who say you are sending a bad message to young people your age or kids?
I don’t even think I’m sending kids a bad message. Sh*t, they listen to me. Their parents even let them listen to me! And they love it! I’ve seen little babies going crazy. I look up on YouTube. I see a lot of babies going crazy over my song. And they’re little babies, like two, one. I don’t think I send a bad message. Parents even let them listen to me, so I don’t know. I don’t really care about that, though, so.
How did you link up with DJ Kenn? He’s all the way from Japan and now he’s shooting your videos.
Well, it was like 2008. I met him through my uncle Keith. I had met him through him. DJ Kenn, he live right across the street from me at my old house.