Posted in RAP NEWSJanuary 9, 2013
The violence that plagued Chicago for much of 2012 has spilled over into the new year and it has claimed the life of Chief Keef’s stepbrother.
According DNAinfo.com Ulysses “Chris” Gissendanner III was fatally shot in the back of the head in the Far South Side section of the city on Wednesday, Jan 2. The 19-year-old was reportedly sitting in a car while visiting an uncle when he was fired upon. Gissendanner, who raps under the moniker YPN Boomtown, is purportedly the stepson of Keef’s biological father, Alfonso Cozart.
Posted in RAP NEWSOctober 19, 2012
Prosecutors argued in juvenile court Wednesday (October 17) that 17 year old rapper Chief Keef belongs in juvenile detention for violating his probation, The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. The rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is on probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago cop. The probation bans him from having any guns, any illegal drugs, and associating in any way with gang members.
Posted in RAP NEWSOctober 16, 2012
When hip-hop legend Knowledge B. Born headed to the stage to finally receive his Hip-Hop Lifetime Achievement Award, he clutched in his right hand a speech written in graffiti that he had wanted to deliver for years. He planned to put the entire audience of rap superstars on blast for destroying the culture he helped create. But, when he looked into the faces of a room full of rich kids half his age, who were either half asleep or busy textin’, he just crumbled up his notes, said “Ya’ll keep doin’ your thing,” and left the stage. Leaving the crowd whispering amongst themselves, “Who was that old dude…”
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 19, 2012
Chief Keef was in Atlanta this past weekend to perform at Birthday Bash, during which time he revealed that he’d inked a new deal with Interscope Records. We already knew that Birdman was courting the Chicago rapper, but T.I. told MTV News that he’d had his eye on Keef as well. Backstage at Birthday Bash, Tip gave the youngster the ultimate co-sign. “Chief Keef, I feel like he represents a part of America,” T.I. told MTV News. “He represents a part of the youth in America that ain’t really got a voice right now.