November 12, 2012 |
2012 has certainly been Chief Keef's year: the 17-year-old Chicago emcee was freed from prison, dropped "Don't Like," was remixed by Kanye, performed at Lolla, tweeted in bad taste over a rival rapper's death, Instagrammed oral sex, signed to a major label and is getting his own Beats by Keef headphones. And he's also going to release a real album with music. That's assuming his "Finally Rich" album from Interscope doesn't get pushed back from its Dec. 18 release date, which has pretty much become the standard for most rap albums anymore.
December 17, 2012 |
*** (out of four) In the span of a year, 17-year-old rapper and Englewood native Chief Keef went from being a kid caught with a gun to a figurehead for all of Chicago's violence. Yet Keef's Interscope debut, "Finally Rich," contrary to what some may expect, is not a collection of songs about gun violence. Keef talks way more about having money and doing drugs and continues to show that he cannot be classified as a one-note artist. His songs are too immediate, not to mention fun to sing along with.
December 13, 2012 |
Chief Keef's management said Thursday that it's “unfair” to target individuals hanging posters in the city promoting the rapper's upcoming album. The comments came as the Sun Times reported Wednesday that police Union Vice President Daniel Gorman said posters promoting the album “Finally Rich,” which debuts next Tuesday, are a “slap in the face” to officers who serve in South Side communities. “It seems as if he's being hailed a hero,” Gorman told the Sun Times, adding that police are searching those...
January 14, 2014 |
"Bang 3" finally has a release date. After months of teasing on Twitter, Chicago rapper Chief Keef announced Monday night his mixtape "Bang 3" will be released, appropriately, on March 3. According to his Twitter , a video will also be dropping sometime in February, though it's unclear when. The tape is a followup to "Bang 2," released last year. Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page .
December 1, 2011 |
When I spry young pup, my momma used to carry me around by the scruff of my neck. For those of you not familiar with canine behavior, that's totally normal. Loving, even. Why do I bring this up in a column where I'm supposed to predict the weekend's NFL action and challenge you to beat me? Neckbeard, of course. Former Bear Kyle Orton is back in town, and he's likely to play against the his former team Sunday when the Kansas City Chiefs visit Soldier Field. He's not the starter, but don't worry, he'll be in. Chiefs starting quarterback...
August 19, 2013 |
Deep in the bowels of the basement of the Field Museum, Emily Graslie peels back the fur of a recently deceased giant anteater to reveal pinkish flesh underneath. "I think this takes the cake as the strangest anatomically animal I've ever done," she says while slicing into its abdomen with a scalpel. Soon this 82-pound specimen, a former zoo animal named Hosenose, will be skinned, dissected, stripped of its organs, cleaned and sent off to another museum for study or display. After that, it's safe to say the anteater corpse will become a minor...