Open Letter to Chief Keef
Chief Keef’s music and life are a microcosm of the disturbing problems of youth violence in Chicago’s inner city. Following Chief Keef’s Twitter beef with Lupe Fiasco and his Twitter reaction to the death of one of his rivals, rolling out published the stories “6 Disturbing Rap Videos of Chief Keef and Chicago Teens With Guns” and “Should Interscope Records Drop Chief Keef.”
One of our readers felt the need to address Chief Keef’s situation and penned an open letter to the embattled young recording artist. Read below.
“I hope this letter reaches you alive and free from incarceration. Looks like you got yourself in a serious mess. Following this whole Lupe Fiasco drama, seems like the media, Facebook, Twitter and anyone with a voice has something to say about you. The truth is, as a 17-year-old kid with limited “real” life experience, you’re not really built to handle your newfound fame and the predicament you now find yourself in. I know you feel that you have plenty of experience handling shit on your block but this is much bigger than the streets, lil’ homie. Being investigated for your crew’s involvement in the possible murder of a so-called rival may lead to the end to your newfound success and freedom.
“While I’m disgusted by your behavior and what you project through your image and music, I know that it isn’t completely your fault. You’re a victim of your environment. South Side Chicago is a damn war zone according to what I’ve been told. And what’s crazy is how the music industry has managed to exploit you and your environment for profit and entertainment. What you don’t seem to realize is that these industry executives really don’t give a s— about you. To them, you’re simply a product, something to market and sell as the latest trend. You’re a whore being pimped by a system that would see you dead as long as you made them money. The $5,000 you probably have in your pocket right now as you read this makes you feel invincible and above criticism. But to Interscope, homie, that’s chump change. To them, it’s petty cash. To Jimmy Iovine, that’s piggy bank money. I’m sure you know how the pimpin’ game works. See the similarities?