Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been dropped by his label Interscope Records, AllHipHop reports. According to an anonymous source, the split occurred about two weeks ago in relation to the numerous legal troubles Keef has faced in the last two years, including drug charges and a shootout that occurred in Chicago in March. He nonetheless plans to release an album on his own.
In addition to the legal issues, Keef was reportedly unhappy with the way his debut album Finally Rich was promoted, which has sold less than 200,000 copies.
“Keef and his people tried to keep the label accountable [once Keef moved to Los Angeles],” the source said, “but Interscope didn’t seem interested in dropping a new album. Keef’s team tried to have normal meetings but nothing moved.”
Keef's upcoming album Bang 3 has been repeatedly delayed, being promised back in March, then again in June and most recently on Sept. 30. AllHipHop speculated that the album will likely be released in 2015 through Keef's own imprint, Glory Boyz Entertainment.
Chief Keef has confirmed his split with Interscope over a series of tweets, and also seems to confirm rumors that Bang 3 will be released through Glory Boyz. You can check out some of them here:
Laughing because to me I been Dropped. mfs ain't help me Pay no Mf Bills
When Jimmy n Dre left that's when I said fuck Interscope! Big Dick style. that's what I signed up for not this new staff! Of WhiteHonkies!
— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) October 21, 2014
100% of everything goes to me now