Chief Keef annual income is $100k as of 2022, according to a number of sources. His main sources of revenue are his songs, movies, joint ventures, and promotions.
Biography| Who is Chief Keef?
Keith Farrelle Cozart, better known as Chief Keef, was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 15, 1995. His close relatives include his mother Lolita Carter, who was only 15 when the chief was born, and his grandmother Margaret Louise Carter.
He grew up with his family in parkway garden homes, which are located in Washington Park, USA.
He attended Banner School and Dulles Elementary School to finish his education. But later, when he was only 15 years old, he left school.
He was able to win admirers at the collegiate level at an early age thanks to his love of singing and voice. Even though he was succeeding in life, his interference with the laws and rules of the community caused him to suffer.
How Did Chief Keef Start His Career?
Chief Keef’s mixtapes The Glory Road and Bang helped the Chicago South Side community in 2011 become more aware of him locally.
He was detained for 30 days at his grandmother’s house under house arrest after being charged with shooting a gun from his car in the Chicago neighborhood of Washington Park in December.
He uploaded a number of drill-inspired hip-hop videos on his YouTube channel while he was under house arrest.
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Keef’s song “I Don’t Like” became well-known in Chicago. According to a local party producer, the line “niggas simply loathe everything out here” made it “the ideal Chicago song.”
Kanye West opted to remix the song alongside Pusha T, Jadakiss, and Big Sean after hearing it. As a result, Keef “sudden rocketed up out of obscurity.”
In the summer of 2012, several record labels competed for Chief Keef, including Young Jeezy’s CTE World. 2012 saw Chief Keef sign Interscope Records, yet despite this, he produced relatively little music throughout the year.
In a separate contract, he was handed his own label imprint, Glory Boyz Entertainment (GBE).
The arrangement was for $6,000,000 over the course of three albums, plus an additional advance of $440,000 to launch GBE.
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“Hold My Liquor,” the sixth song on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, which was released on June 18, 2013, features Chief Keef.
Nobody and Bang 3
Chief Keef played around with the music he was making in 2014. According to Meaghan Garvey of The Fader, the rapper has “always been more concerned with vibe than content, and production is his most efficient instrument to create a mood without being weighed down by finicky syntax.”
In January, Chief Keef made it known that he was working on the Bang 3 mixtape. In February, he unveiled the cover for his upcoming mixtape Back From The Dead 2, the sequel to his widely acclaimed mixtape Back From The Dead.
On his two mixtape releases, Bang Pt. 2 and Almighty, Chief Keef expressed his disappointment with the lack of good music.
Of the 20 songs on the mixtape, Chief Keef produced 16 of them himself. “For his initial steps into the rapper-producer space, he shows promise,” wrote David Drake of Pitchfork Media
Rolling Stone ranked the mixtape at number 25 on their list of the top 40 rap albums of 2014, stating, “His music still reflects the barren surroundings from which he sprang; the record is solitary and lonely with few guests and a darkly trippy shape brought on by drugs and perhaps PTSD.
He does, however, find a joyful humanity through rapping that is ruthlessly effective and sparse but still carries a potent verbal punch.”
Dedication, Glotoven, and Almighty
In March 2016, Twitter user Chief Keef declared his departure from the rap game. When the announcement was made, his recorded productivity was beginning to slow.
Later in the year, he did, however, make an appearance on MGK’s song “Young Man.” He also released the 17-track mixtape Two Zero One Seven in January 2017.
Chief Keef joined a long list of rappers, including Jay Z, Lupe Fiasco, Nicki Minaj, and others, who claimed to have retired before starting to make music again.
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Chief Keef released four mixtapes before his third album, Dedication, went on sale on December 1, 2017. The Guardian praised Dedication as his “most satisfying album to date.”
In addition to Mansion Musick, Back from the Dead 3, and further mixtapes from The Leek series, Chief Keef was able to release more mixtapes in 2018. He also produced more music videos for musicians like Playboi Carti, Soulja Boy, and G Herbo.
At the beginning of 2019, Chief Keef and Zaytoven worked together in the studio. Chief Keef later revealed that they were collaborating to make the mixtape Glotoven.
The lead song from it, “Spy Kid,” was released on March 15, 2019. On April 20, Chief Keef announced that he was producing a new mixtape titled Almighty So 2. Later, “Fireman” was made into a song by him and Youngboy Never Broke Again.
Chief Keef’s partnership with Interscope Records led to the creation of his label imprint, Glory Boyz Entertainment (GBE).
Together with his manager, Rovan Manuel, he owned 40% of the shares of GBE. Anthony H. Dade, Alonzo Carter, Chief Keef’s uncle, and fellow rapper Fredo Santana held the remaining 20% of GBE.
The label would sign a number of collaborators, including the producers Young Chop and Lil Chop, as well as the rappers Lil Reese and Fredo Santana.
When Chief Keef was 16 years old, he was charged with producing and selling heroin. Due to his youth at the time, Chief Keef was given a house arrest term that was comparatively light. A 16-year-old ran out of his residence that same year brandishing a handgun at six police officers.
They fired at Chief Keef as they pursued him, just missing. Eventually, they were able to capture him and seize the weapon.
He was charged with assaulting a police officer with a firearm and illegally using a weapon. He was sentenced to home arrest once more.
In 2013, Chief Keef was sued for $75,000 by a promotion business for skipping a concert in London, England. Keef dismissed the complaint, and ultimately a judge ordered him to pay the promotion company $230,000 in restitution.
He was imprisoned for the rest of the year for parole violations, speeding, and marijuana use in public. In the years that followed, Keef was imprisoned for public marijuana usage, DUI, and allegedly robbing producer Ramsay Tha Great. He was also sued for missing additional assignments.
He was detained in 2017 after assaulting and robbing a producer. In addition, he was connected to the passing of Joseph Coleman, a rapper who lived in Englewood.
Child Support issue
Chief Keef has fought off several child support demands in court. He has fathered three children over the course of his life, and in some cases, a DNA test was required to determine whether or not he was the biological father.
He was issued an arrest warrant after failing to appear in court in at least one case involving child support issues. In an effort to promote his new album and record label, he reportedly gave one of his sons the name “FilmOn Dot Com,” which led to yet another uproar.
His Glory Boyz Entertainment label has contracts with two of his cousins, Tadoe and Fredo Santana. His stepbrother was shot and died on January 2, 2013.
Another one of his cousins, Mario Hess, also known as Big Glo and performing as Blood Money, was shot and killed on April 9, 2014, in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
Hess had signed a recording deal with Interscope Records just two weeks before he passed away.
Controversies surrounding him
In an August 2012 interview with Baltimore radio station 92Q Jams (WERQ-FM), Lupe Fiasco asserted that Chief Keef “scares” him. A “hoodlum” and a representation of Chicago’s “skyrocketing” murder rate, he was also dubbed Chief Keef.
On September 5, a tweet threatening Fiasco was posted from Chief Keef’s account. The tweet, according to Chief Keef, was not his, and his account had been taken over. In a video interview that was made public on September 13, 2012, Fiasco expressed his regret to Chief Keef.
Rapper 6ix9ine and Chief Keef got into a fight in May 2018. This came about as a result of Tadoe’s domestic violence and conflicts with Cuban Doll, another rapper. She had a relationship with Tadoe even though she was close to 6ix9ine.
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After that, 6ix9ine posted a video of their semi-romantic trip to Hawaii with Cuban Doll to Instagram in which they mocked rappers Lil Reese and Chief Keef online.
In addition, 6ix9ine got in touch with Slim Danger, a.k.a. Aereon Clark, the mother of one of Chief Keef’s boys. He recorded himself purchasing her fancy clothes, making fun of Chief Keef verbally, and then getting fellatio from her.