Published May 04, 2012While he's been on the rise for some time, Chief Keef's stock skyrocketed earlier this week when Kanye West delivered a G.O.O.D. Music remix of the Chicago rapper's "I Don't Like" single. While the possibility's there for Ye to shoehorn Keef into his fold, Cash Money magnate Birdman has let it be known he wants the spitter too.
The rapper/businessman has apparently been in talks with Chief Keef for a while now, and expressed that he thinks the teenage rhymer would be a good fit for the Cash Money crew.
"I like him, he kinda reminds me of us," Birdman told MTV's RapFix Live. "[He's] out the streets, I think he's swagged up and I'm definitely talking to his people and I'd like to see if we can make it pop, see if I can see if I can get him to be down with the team."
Birdman went on to praise the grassroots buzz Keef has developed across Chi-Town and the blogosphere, adding that the rap world needs fresh talent like Keef to keep going.
"That's what I like, it's a movement and he's young, I think the game needs young blood all the time," he said. "[We] need youngsters to keep it innovative, because they're new and creative in their own way. I'm into the young world, that's my thing. And I'ma do whatever it takes to make it happen."
In other Cash Money news, Birdman has also apparently just started up a new film division. Fittingly titled Cash Money Films, the company will kick things off with a documentary on the posse called Rich Gang. While it's unclear who all will be in it, franchise star Lil Wayne will be the focus of the flick.
"Everybody is going to be the star of it, but Wayne will be the center of it. It's about the team, everybody that's on the label," he told Playground [via FACT], adding that Rich Gang will be an unscripted, behind-the-scenes view at inner workings of the collective. "I would like [the team to] just be themselves. I'm not gonna tell no nigga to go to acting school".