Chief Keef is one of the most influential figures in hip-hop today. After bursting onto the scene nearly a decade ago as a teenager, he not only championed but advanced the Chicago drill movement to a mainstream audience like never before. Since then he’s expanded his sound through countless mixtapes and collaborative projects, and has even showcased his production chops. So it’s hard to believe that last week he turned 25-years-old. His consistency has been undeniable — he’s now a grizzled veteran but somehow he’s just hit his mid-twenties.
Keef celebrated by announcing a new project is on the way with long-time collaborator Mike WiLL Made-It and dropped the first track, “Bang Bang” after his famous ad-lib. The rapper and producer have been working together since 2012 with Mike WiLL crafting the instrumental to “No Tomorrow” from Keef’s seminal major label debut Finally Rich.
Keef sneaks in some Rihanna-inspired bars and this gem, “Turn the Xbox off ’cause ain’t no b*tch playin’ me/ Tryna play with me, you better off playin’ a plan B.” Mike WiLL’s production is hard-hitting and their one-two-punch is as relevant as ever. Earlier this year, Chief Keef released The GloFiles (Pt. 4). Stay tuned for more details surrounding the untitled collaboration between Keef and Mike WiLL and stream the single below.
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