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Chief Keef

 

Chief Keef

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Keith Cozart (born August 15, 1995) better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois.[2] He has signed a major record deal with Interscope Records, and is the CEO of his own record label Glory Boys Entertainment.[3] His debut album Finally Rich was released on December 18, 2012.[4]

Biography

Early life

Keith Cozart was born in Chicago, Illinois. He lived in the Englewood area, 64th and Normal to be exact. [2] He attended school in the South Side of the city.

Music career

While under house arrest for a previous weapons charge, Cozart posted several videos to his YouTube account. The attention he received increased during the short time between the release of several mixtapes and music videos, including "Bang", "3Hunna" and "I Don't Like".[5] After two locally successful mixtapes, "I Don't Like" became a local hit in Chicago. It also caught fellow Chicago rapper Kanye West's attention, and West created a remix of the song with rappers Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean.[6] Chief Keef's debut studio album Finally Rich, was released on December 18, 2012. Featured guests included rappers 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and his fellow Glory Boyz member Lil Reese.[7] On July 7, 2012, it was announced that Chief Keef would be performing at the 2012 Lollapalooza music festival.[8] In December 2012, Chief Keef announced that his hit single Love Sosa will be included in the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto 5.[9]

Other ventures

Glory Boys Entertainment

Glory Boyz Entertainment
Founded 2011
Founder Chief Keef (CEO), Fredo Santana
Status Active
Distributor(s) Interscope (2012–present)
Genre Hip-Hop, Gangsta Rap
Country of origin United States
Location Chicago, Illinois (2011–present)
Current artists
    • Chief Keef (Interscope/GBE)
    • Lil Reese (Def Jam/300 Ent./GBE)
    • Lil Durk(Def Jam/300 Ent./GBE)
    • Fredo Santana (300 Ent./GBE)
    • SD (300 Ent./GBE)
    • Tadoe (300 Ent./GBE)
    • BallOut (GBE)
    • Gino Marley (GBE)
    • Tray Savage (GBE)
    • Blood Money (GBE)
Managed producers

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
USUS R&BUS Rap
Finally Rich[34] 29 5 2

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes
TitleAlbum details
The Glory Road [35]
  • Released: July 9, 2011
  • Label: GBE Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
Bang [36]
  • Released: October 11, 2011
  • Label: GBE Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
Back from the Dead [37]
  • Released: March 14, 2012
  • Label: GBE Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
For Greater Glory Vol. 1
(with GBE)[38]
  • Released: May 19, 2012
  • Label: GBE Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
For Greater Glory Vol. 2
(with GBE)[39]
  • Released: Oct 19, 2012
  • Label: GBE Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
For Greater Glory Vol. 2.5
(with GBE)[40]
  • Released: Dec 21, 2012
  • Label: GBE Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
Bang Pt. 2 [41]
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: GBE Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
[42]
US
R&B

[43]
US
Rap

[44]
"I Don't Like"
(featuring Lil Reese)
2012 73 20 15 Finally Rich
"Love Sosa" 56 16 15
"Hate Bein' Sober"[45]
(featuring 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa)
109 37
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As featured performer

List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
USUS
R&B
US
Rap
"Traffic"
(Lil Reese featuring Chief Keef)
2012 TBA

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Ion Fuck Around Like Dat" 2012 Smileyface, Cap1 N/A
"Global Now" SD Life Of A Savage
"Murda" Waka Flocka Flame, Bo Deal Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4 (Banned From America)
"Rap Shit" Lil Reese I Don't Like
"Tote Guns" Bo Deal, Alley Boy, Joe Moses The Chicago Code 3
"Traffic" Lil Reese I Don't Like
"Russian Roulette" Fat Trel For Greater Glory Vol. 1
"Been The Same" Leekeleek N/A
"My Lil Niggaz" Fredo Santana, Lil Reese It's A Scary Site
"Gucci (Remix)" Edai Forgotten
"Cash" Dew Baby, Lightshow Dew Jack City
"Ugly" Soulja Boy, D. Flores Juice II
"Fuck It Up" Bloody Jay, Rocko Blatlanta (Bigger Than Rap)
"Foreign Cars" Soulja Boy Young & Flexin
"Gun Clap" Bo Deal, Uncle Murda Welcome To Klanville
"She Borin'" SD Life Of A Savage 2
"Gucci Everything"[46] Red Café, Game, French Montana, Fabolous American Psycho
"On It" Mike WiLL Made It, Young Scooter Est. In 1989 2.5

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