Chief Keef is one of the most influential rappers to appear on the hip hop scene in the last decade. The Chicago legend is estimated to be worth around $3,000,000 and he most certainly lives like it.
Who Is Chief Keef :
Keith Farrelle Cozart, born August 15, 1995, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Chief Keef music first became popular during his teen years in the early 2010s among high school students from Chicago’s South Side. In 2012, his popular local single “I Don’t Like” was remixed by rapper Kanye West and reached the Billboard Rap Top 20, further raising Cozart’s profile.
His debut album Finally Rich was released in December 2012 and featured the singles “I Don’t Like” and “Love Sosa”, which would popularize the Chicago rap subgenre drill.
Chief Keef has faced ongoing legal issues during his career, including weapons possession charges, house arrest sentences, and a performance ban imposed by Chicago authorities.
This is how Chief Keef become a millionaire
Like a lot of rappers, sign endorsement deals with labels and brands, which help them earn just as much wealth as their music.
But Chief Keef hasn’t had that opportunity as brands perceive Chief Keef as the personification of the “Chiraq” gangsta rap culture, something that wouldn’t be good for a brand to be associated with. Chief Keef even refers to himself as “Sosa” which is a reference to the drug dealer in the Al Pacino lead movie, Scarface. However, this hasn’t stopped Keef from being extremely financially successful.
Early on Chief Keef was noticed by Kanye West and together they released a monster hit that was the remix of “I Don’t Like,”. Keef was then torn between record labels as Young Jeezy’s CTE World and Interscope, among others, continued to outbid each other to get the 16-year-old on their rosters. Finally, Interscope was able to sign him, but the young rapper was even able to negotiate his way into getting his very own label imprint, Glory Boyz Entertainment. Keef signed a deal that rappers twice his age can only dream about. He signed a three-album deal with a $440,000 advance and all totaled up, was worth $6 million!