Music

Open Letter to Chief Keef

Tue., Sep. 11, 2012 7:07 AM EDT
by A.R. Shaw

These multi-millionaire executives who smile in your face and make you feel like a king have been pimping others way before you were born. They’re experts at it. You’re fresh meat right now so they want to make sure you’re healthy enough to keep hoein’ for them. Following your disturbing Twitter comments, your label gets a publicist to claim that your account was hacked and then follows it up with inspirational quotes to try to clean up your image so you don’t get too bruised up. It’s called damage control, crisis management. No one really bought it except for the kids who listen to your music because they’re being exploited just like you are. But there’s no damage control in the streets. The young brother Lil’ JoJo who your crew allegedly had problems with wasn’t fortunate enough to benefit from the damage control you’ve been provided. You’re worth a lot to your label now, not in human value but in dollars. Think lil’ homie. What would a company who’s worked with international superstars for two decades want with you if it wasn’t to make a quick buck? It can’t be for your talent. But it’s not just your label. Websites and bloggers are just as guilty. They highlight the drama and gossip to bring more web traffic. Do something positive for a change and see how silent they become. But if it’s to exploit your violent image, they’ll take you to a gun range, conduct the interview on location, and then have you point a gun at a target just the same way pointing a gun at law enforcement got you arrested a few months prior. The fact that the blog in question eventually removed the interview due to growing pressure doesn’t excuse their complicity in your exploitation.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/wizdom.infinate Infinate Wizdom

    my sentiments exactly..well said brotha