Chief Keef Dropped by Interscope
Published Oct 21, 2014The point may be moot considering Chief Keef's steady onslaught of online singles and in-the-works mixtapes, but rumours are circulating that the Chicago-bred, L.A.-based Glory Boyz leader may have been dropped from his major label deal with Interscope.
AllHipHop reports that a source close to the situation told the publication that the rapper was quietly released from his record contract a couple of weeks ago, apparently following months of friction between the two camps. According to the source, Interscope began to "subtly disassociate" itself from the teen in light of Keef's numerous personal problems and run-ins with the law.
A move to Los Angeles was allegedly intended to keep Keef in contact with his California-based label, but "Interscope didn't seem interested in dropping a new album," said the source.
Despite the rapper's business team trying to arrange formal meetings, "nothing moved." It is further alleged that the sides had been feuding over marketing issues behind his lone major label release, 2012's Finally Rich, and the overall direction of Keef's career.
For the record, neither Keef's camp nor Interscope has confirmed this, with the label still listing the rapper on its website's artist roster.
UPDATE: Via a series of tweets, Keef has now confirmed the news that he's in fact been dropped by Interscope, though not in the most gracious of manners.
As previously reported, since the beginning of 2013, the artist has faced probation violations, DUIs, shooting allegations, jail time over drug charges and also spent time in rehab.
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
Despite the lack of major label Keef material, the rapper has his Back From the Dead 2 mixtape landing on October 31, the Mansion Musick release arriving November 28 and maybe, just maybe, Bang 3 further down the line.