So … I meant to post Kanye West‘s latest foray back into the hood after bouncing around with Kim Kardashian every other day. When did he have time to record this Chief Keef remix? Between ice cream and reality show breaks? *side-eye* Either way, I’ve tried my best to ignore Chicago rapper Chief Keef and his short locs after an A&R buddy said she refused to give it another thought because her soul couldn’t take it. Then my buddy at VICE said he couldn’t stop listening to this kid from Chicago, though he admitted Chief is terrible and, you know, bad for society, and it all clicked. Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” is the guy everyone’s talking about and now that Kanye, Pusha T, Big Sean and Jadakiss (random addition, right?) have remixed the delightfully mind-numbing beat, it’s on for the summer. Or at least for a few more weeks here in New York. But hey, I’m sure people felt the same way about LoveRance’s “Up!” out of Northern California’s Bay Area and that song is no. 3 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs chart — translation: “Up” isn’t going anywhere for a minute.
Listen to Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” featuring Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and Jadakiss below: