Peeda Pan On ‘Bang 3′: “Kanye Will Definitely Be On Keef’s Album”
Chief Keef received a big opportunity last year when Kanye West tapped his services for Yeezus. “Hold My Liquor” was a fan-favorite off his sixth studio LP, where it featured Keef and Justin Vernon sharing crooning duties. From the looks of a recent photo on Instagram showing the two working together with Interscope A&R Larry Jackson, ‘Ye and Keef certainly have more collaborations in the works.
“Yeah, they working on a few songs for each other’s projects,” says Keef’s manager Peeda Pan, who was responsible for taking the flick. “Kanye will definitely be on Keef’s album on Bang 3.”
After the photo circulated on the Internet, loyal followers of the two Chicago MCs were speculating if they were in the midst of recording something. Peeda Pan says Kanye initially wanted to connect with Keef and the two just clicked once again. “He reached out and its great for someone like Kanye from Chicago and where he stands in the game to be able to reach out to that younger generation of Chicago and for them to be able to work,” he says. “I’ll just put it to you like this: They have several new songs. They’ll be collaborating and they’ll be released this year.”
Keef was one of the hand-selected MCs who headed out to Paris to work with ‘Ye. Peeda Pan explained Kanye likes working with Keef because they are both natives of Chicago. While many may think they are complete opposites, the bond they share from reppin' the Chi shows in their chemistry. “There’s just certain things you and that person will have in common and you can identify that person’s upbringing and their struggle,” he says. “So I think, Kanye sees a lot of Keef's rebelliousness in himself and he identifies with it. It’s also a mentor kind of thing. More musically for someone like ‘Ye versus just being the day-to-day. But still, just to be able to have that presence [and] being involved in a project.”
The biggest question on everyone’s mind is when the Almighty So will put out his new music. Currently, Sosa is finishing up a rehab stint in California for marijuana use and should be released in February. Once he’s out, it’s back to work. “Bang 3 is coming,” Pan says, hinting at a March release date. "Instead of it being a mixtape, it’ll be a full album. We may be looking to push the date back. I am very, very proud of what he’s done musically.”
Check back later on XXLMag.com for the full interview with Peeda Pan.