Chief Keef keeps doing things that the law doesn’t like. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the teenage rapper, born Keith Cozart, could face jail time for violating a probation order that stipulates he must not have any guns or illegal drugs or associate with gang members. Keef was placed on 18-month probation for pointing a gun at an officer. Prosecutors are referencing a freestyle session the Chi-Town MC did with Pitchfork at a gun range holding and firing weapons, as fuel to revoke the 17-year old’s probation and send the young spitter back to jail. Last month, the website apologized and pulled the episode, which was part of their “Selector” web series, citing the genocidal gang-violence currently crippling Chicago’s youth. “Given recent news regarding the shooting of Chicago rapper Lil Jojo and the investigation of people involved in Chicago’s rap scene, this seems like the right time to express our regrets regarding that episode,” reads part of the retraction penned by the outlet’s editor-in-chief Mark Richardson. “We apologize for this mistake and have removed the video from our archives.” Chief Keef seems to be drawn to controversy. Most recently, the Interscope Records artist feuded with Lupe Fiasco after the conscious MC took to the Baltimore airwaves to cite his concern with the direction of the youngster’s music.
Barack Obama has been doing a good amount of radio interviews lately, and a DJ finally asked him the question that many rap fans wanted to know. “What do the president and Jay-Z talk about?” In a interview with Cleveland’s z107.9, Obama said he gives the rapper a bit of advice on the parenting front. “I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out [with the baby],” he said. “And not leaving it all with mom and the mother-in-law.” Jay-Z and Beyonce recently had their first daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. Obama and Beyonce and Jay-Z’s friendship has been getting a lot of attention lately. They hosted a fundraiser at the 40/40 Club and Jay appeared in a new campaign video. In the new ad, Jay describes Obama as a important symbol of hope. The rapper’s dialogue is combined with footage from the Made In America festival, where the president introduced Jay in a video and said the rapper and businessman is a prime example of the American dream.
“I’ve gotten to know these guys over the first several years,” Obama said . “They’re good people. They’re down to earth. Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they’re good friends. They really are down-to-earth folks. We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends.” The president also said he prefers Jay-Z’s “My First Song” over “99 Problems,” because the track reminds him “to always stay hungry,” which was the same reason i chose to use the song in my mix tape.
Chris Lighty, 44-year-old hip-hop broker, was pronounced dead due to an apparent suicide, but the lead investigator hired by the industry pioneer’s mother and paid by rapper 50 Cent doesn’t believe that the music mogul killed himself.Chris Lighty’s funeral Wednesday was attended by a multitude of hip-hop stars, … Les Levine, the internationally known private investigator hired by Lighty’s mother with the help of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, made it clear that he does not believe Lighty’s death was a suicide. “I guess it comes down to the question…do I believe that Chris killed himself and the answer is no,” Levine told Fox News. The private investigator disputed claims that Lighty’s motivation for ending his life stemmed from financial issues or marital woes. “There is absolutely no possibility that Chris Lighty would commit suicide over money. No I don’t believe that Chris would kill himself over his marriage,” Levine told Fox. “He had too many other options available to him.” Jackson agreed with these sentiments, telling Fox that Lighty had just agreed to work with him on a tour deal worth $4 million. Still, the New York City medical examiner ruled that Lighty had died from a self-inflicted wound from a gun.