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Who’s Chief Keef?
Keith Farrelle Cozart was born on the 15th September 1995 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is a rapper and record producer, probably best recognized for his debut album “Finally Rich” (2002), which featured several songs that became hits such as “I Don’t Like” and “Love Sosa”.
Early Life and Education
Chief Keef spent his childhood at the Parkway Garden Homes in the Washington Park, where he was raised by a single mother, Lolita Carter, who was just 16 years old when she gave birth to him; he has never met his biological father. His mother struggled to support him, so when he was a minor, he moved in with his grandmother who became his legal guardian. Those circumstances led him to do all sorts of things in order to survive, and he frequently got into trouble with gangs and drugs at an early age. He went to Dulles Elementary School as well as the Banner School, which was a therapeutic day school for kids with psychological issues. Afterwards, he enrolled in Dyett High School, however, he dropped out at 15 due to disciplinary problems.
Chief Keef was always interested in rapping – it is claimed that he started rapping when he was only five years old, using a machine for karaoke and some blank tapes to record ‘his music’. His musical career officially began in 2011, when he released his debut mixtape “The Glory Road”, followed by another entitled “Bang”, and caught the attention of Chicago’s South Side community. However, he was arrested for unlawful possession of a gun, so was under house confinement for some time.
Rise to Fame
Nonetheless, he continued to make music, and posted a few videos on his YouTube account. During that period he also released the mixtape “Back From The Dead” (2012) and the song “I Don’t Like” featuring Lil Reese, which pretty soon became a hit in Chicago, peaking at No. 73 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and achieved platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Its popularity escalated quickly, and he was spotted by Kanye West, who made a remix of it.
All of these things contributed enormously to Chief Keef’s recognition, and he soon signed a contract with Interscope Records, in 2012, and his debut studio album entitled “Finally Rich” came out later that year, on which he collaborated with such famous rappers as 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa and others. The album debuted at No. 29 on the US Billboard 200 chart, as well as No. 2 on the Top Rap Albums chart, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.
Mixtapes and Other Studio Albums
In 2013, Chief Keef was featured on Kanye West’s track “Yeezus”, after which he started working on his new album. During the same period, he began experimenting with the production of his music, and released such mixtapes as “Bang 2” (2013), “Back From The Dead 2” (2014) and “Sorry 4 The Weight” (2015), a 20-track mixtape, but all of which increased his popularity. His second studio album entitled “Bang 3” was eventually released in August 2015, and it reached No. 131 on the US Billboard 200 chart. In September of the same year out came his next studio album – “Bang 3, Pt. 2” – which peaked at No. 104 on the same chart.
After releasing his debut EP entitled “Chiefing Again” in 2016, Chief Keef announced that he was retiring from rapping; however, this retirement lasted only for a few months as he released his next mixtape “Two Zero One Seven”, a 17-track mixtape, in 2017. He has now also released the mixtapes “Thot Breaker” and “Dedication” both in 2017, and “The Leek 4” early in 2018.
In addition to his career as a rapper, Chief Keef has also become known as a record producer. In 2011 he established his own record label called Glory Boyz Entertainment (GBE), and signed such musicians as Young Chop, Lil Reese and Fredo Santana. However, the label ceased to exist, so he launched another one called Glo Gang in 2014, and so continues to produce.
Chief Keef Net Worth and Assets
Since his career started in 2011, Chief Keef has become a successful rapper in the music industry, and so according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the size of his net worth is over $1 million. As he continues his career, it is expected that his fortune will also continue to increase in the forthcoming years.
Life behind the Scene and
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Chief Keef became a father at the age of 16, and he now has four children with four women, but no indication of a long-term relationship. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California. Speaking about his appearance, Chief Keef is 5 ft 11 ins (180 cm) tall and his weight is reputed to be around 168 lbs (76 kgs).
Social Media Affair
In his spare time, Chief Keef is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, including his official Facebook page as well as Instagram account, on which in September of 2012 he posted a scandalous photograph in which he performed fellatio with a female fan. Although he removed the photograph shortly after posting, his account was banned, so he created another one.