Chicago rapper Chief Keef is reportedly stepping his profile up a notch after announcing plans to head out to Paris, France with none other than G.O.O.D. Music head Kanye West.
While details are still extremely scarce, the teen rapper broke the news entering into the week.
“On my way! To paris Wit @kanyewest ???? #Squad,” Keef tweeted April 14th.
“#ParisFinnaTurnUp????? http://instagram.com/p/YGLUacyQak/” (Chief Keef’s Twitter)
Coincidentally, now-former G.O.O.D. Music artist Kid Cudi boasted about his love for Keef over the weekend.
“F*ck man I love this n*gga Chief Keef. N*gga melodies is epic!,” Keef tweeted April 13th.
“F*ck I hate bein sobahhhh!!”
“@RMB215 mann that n*gga RAW. U crazy fam. But i respect ur opinion tho”
“At Coachella gettin twisttttttttteeeeeddd” (Kid Cudi’s Twitter)
Last summer, G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T took credit for being up on Chief before his crew.
“First of all, I am solely the reason that there’s a Chief Keef remix [on Cruel Summer]. I am. I saw him on Worldstar[HipHop.com] and I never click Worldstar rappers but the picture for some reason drew me. It was for “3Hunna.” So I clicked on it and I called [manager Steven] Victor and I said, “Victor. I want to sign this kid. Go online and check this kid out. It’s authentic.” That’s what I like about him. This isn’t Nas at 16. Like c’mon, understand for a minute. He didn’t call me back, so I called him back like, “Yo! What happened?” He said, “Oh, I thought you were joking!” I said, “I hate you for this.” He said, “Listen man. We have other stuff to deal with. They have, like, guns and stuff. What’s wrong with you?” I said, “Fine. Whatever.” I do a little research and say on Twitter , “I like Chief Keef.”” (Vulture)
He also acknowledged how Yeezy initially had no idea who the teen hip-hop artist was.
“Fast forward to I’m in New York finding beats for my album. Me and Ye are … everybody from Chicago happened to be in the room at this time. I was like, “Yo, what’s going on in the Chi man? Y’all ain’t f*cking with Keef?” They were like, “What? You like Keef?” Ye was like, “Who is Chief Keef?” I go to the computer, plug it up to the big speakers and he [Kanye] says, “Oh my God. This is incredible. This producer is incredible. I love it as a whole but this producer is incredible.” I was like, “Yo, for real, he’s a young kid from Chicago. We should probably just do a remix, throw him a bone.”” (Vulture)