1 of 8
- Chief Keef IntroToday, TheFader.com published their Fall cover story on Chief Keef and the emerging Chicago rap scene. Penned by Felipe Delerme, the in depth feature follows Keef during his last days under house arrest, as well as his first visit to New York City. It also highlights other Chicago up and comers such as King Louie, Sasha Go Hard, Lil Reese, and Fredo Santana. You can read the full cover story <a href="http://www.thefader.com/2012/08/21/chief-keef-lost-boys/">here</a>, but be sure to check out the 8 Things We Learned From Chief Keef’s Fader Cover Story. — <i>XXL Staff</i>
- keef31. Chief Keef thinks thinks purple and red are indistinguishable.<i>"After 30 minutes of what feels like gold panning, Keef opens up with a nugget about his love for high-end fashion and goes on an inspired, if slightly incoherent, tangent about the color purple. “I like purple ’cause purple is like red to me. I like red too, but purple is just like red. Don’t it look just like red to you? Think about it.”</i>"
- keef2. Chief Keef uses Facebook as a daily news source."It’s 7PM, an hour past his court-ordered curfew. Keef is logged onto Facebook, laughing at a newscast about former child actor and one-time star of The Hughleys Dee Jay Daniels, who is facing a life sentence in connection with a fatal stabbing outside of a night club. “This shit funny as hell, this nigga got tattoos on his face and shit now,” he mutters."
- chief keef 6203. Interviewing Chief Keef is contingent on you "bringing some loud."<i>"For a week straight, I’d been scheduling and rescheduling phone interviews with his manager Dro, whose cell phone number is readily available on Keef’s Twitter page, before he informed me that Keef (along with an entourage of 15) were in the city and that I could do the interview in person so long as I could make it to the hotel with some “loud.” Loud is slang for high-grade marijuana. Pretending not to hear Dro’s request, I told him I was free all day and available to meet up whenever Keef was ready. “But did you hear what I said about the loud?” he repeated."</i>
- CK4. You might catch him in the same outfit for days on end."<i>The morning after the “My Lil Niggaz” video shoot, Peeda Pan, who works with Dro to manage Keef, takes me to the juvenile courthouse for Keef’s latest hearing. Keef is wearing the same outfit as the day before.</i>"<br />AND:<br /><i>"The following morning, Keef is in the parking lot of the local DMV. He’s wearing the same outfit he put on in the car the day before, a multicolored Ralph Lauren polo shirt that looks as if he’d spent the night playing baseball in it."</i>
- chief6. If he misses an appointment do not be alarmed. He'll be there tomorrow.<i>Together, they respond to my questions and interact like members of a full-fledged group. Keef and Fredo are cousins on Keef’s mother’s side and they’ve known Reese and SD since they were “little.” In support of Keef, they say they’re supposed to be making promotional radio appearances, but Fredo says Keef slept through one this morning. “It ain’t nothing, we be there tomorrow,” Fredo says cheerfully. “We support the radio, radio support us.” </i>
- keefkeef7. Once you hit 10 years of age you're no longer a little kid.<i>When I ask him how long he’s been rapping he says, “Since I was little.” A man called Success with an ambiguous role in the crew adds, “An average little kid in Chicago is probably eight. When you hit nine, 10, you ain’t little no more.”</i>
- keeff8. Chief Keef and Fredo Santana at a family reunion? That's a scary sight.<i>Together, they respond to my questions and interact like members of a full-fledged group. Keef and Fredo are cousins on Keef’s mother’s side and they’ve known Reese and SD since they were “little.”</i>