SOHH Whatcha Think: Birdman Fighting To Sign Rap's Newest Sensation?!

Friday, May 4, 2012 8:53AM

Written by Jeezis Peace aka Keefer Sutherland

Looks like Baby is yet again looking to expand the YMCMB roster. After adding Mystikal, Limp Bizkit and a few other heads to his already huge rap fam, the hype surrounding 16-year-old spitter Cheif Keef has the Birdman rubbing his hands at the possibility of the Chicago native joining the squad.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

During a recent interview with MTV, Birdman said the kid would be a perfect fit with Cash Money.

Chicago rapper Chief Keef has already built a solid following in the Midwest, but Kanye West gave him a national platform when he decided to remix the 16-year-old's hit "I' Don't Like" for G.O.O.D. Music. Still, a co-sign from 'Ye is only the beginning, as Keef is now being courted by Birdman and Cash Money Records.(MTV)

Keef got national shine after Kanye remixed his "I Don't Like" track, alongside his G.O.O.D. Music family.

On the same night Kanye West tweeted that he would be remixing Keef's single "I Don't Like," the Chi-town rapper tweeted that he was fielding calls from several parties interested in signing him, including Birdman. "Birdman Just Called He Say He Wanna Sign Me Wit #CMB," he wrote in April. And during Wednesday's episode of "RapFix Live," Birdman revealed that he is, in fact, working on adding Chief Keef to the ever-expanding roster at Cash Money. "I like him, he kinda reminds me of us," Birdman told host Sway Calloway, referencing his all-star YMCMB team. "[He's] out the streets, I think he's swagged up and I'm definitely talking to his people and I'd like to see if we can make it pop, see if I can see if I can get him to be down with the team."(MTV)

Looks like Birdman ain't the only one checkin' for Keef: Rumor has it Def Jam and others are also interested in speaking with the young artist. SOHH Watcha Think: Would Keef be in a good spot at YMCMB, or would he end up waiting possibly years to release an album behind artists already signed to the ever-expanding label?

Check out Kanye's "I Don't Like" Remix below:

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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