After gaining some local fans in Chicago in late 2011, Chief Keef’s buzz went viral this year thanks to some videos and his March mixtape, Back From The Dead. Included on that mixtape was the record “I Don’t Like,” featuring Lil Reese, whose official video has nearly 11.5 million views after five months. It currently sits at No. 31 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
What really helped Keef’s name spread past the Chi and into the hip-hop and mainstream masses, it seems, though, was when Kanye West, along with Pusha T, Big Sean and Jadakiss, remixed the dread-locked rapper’s energetic breakout in May. The unofficial upload for the “I Don’t Like (Remix)” has surpassed its original in views on YouTube, sitting at nearly 12.5 million in three and a half months.
None of this seems to matter to Chief Keef, who took to Twitter last night to let everyone know that he doesn’t think Kanye’s musical cosign deserves much credit for igniting his name. Check out the tweet below. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)
@kanyewest ain’t do shit for me Hoppin on da song wasn’t enuff I made myself hot #300 all by myself
— CampaignSosa300 (@ChiefKeef) August 12, 2012