Chief Keef talks family life and growing up in Chicago with Interview Magazine | Music News

Young Chief Keef has experienced more in the past year than many veteran rappers have over the courses of their careers. The 17-year-old’s meteoric rise to fame and stardom was propelled by his anthemic hit single “I Don’t Like,” solidifying his status as one of the up-and-coming golden boys of rap. Helping out his fellow Chicagoan, Kanye West generously sprinkled some of his stardust on the budding wunderkind, remixing Keef’s Young Chop-produced single with the G.O.O.D Music midas touch.

The young rapper’s style, gifts and popularity provoked a scramble for his signature, his services being prized by the likes of Baby and YMCMB. The in-demand rapper also gained some new friends in Drake and Waka Flocka Flame, with the two superstars inviting the teenager to share the stage with them on the Chicago leg of their Club Paradise tour.

Discussing the trajectory of his career, and breaking bread on everything from fatherhood to dropping out of school, Keef was recently interviewed by David Shapiro for Interview Magazine.

Usually soft-spoken around journalists, the young musician opens up to Shapiro and offers some information about the mother of his daughter.

“We’ve been together for about four years, ever since a friend introduced us,” he says. “She’s always been there for me.”

One of three children, the child star also broaches the subject of having siblings.

“Yeah, I got a little brother and a little sister,” Keef shares. “My little brother’s about seven months, and my sister’s 13. She’s like a celebrity in school. Everybody’s like, ‘That’s Chief Keef’s little sister!'”

Having signed a lucrative record deal with Interscope, the dreadlocked artist is sure to become an even bigger star as he grows in exposure and standing. He may not like sneak dissers, stalkers, or interviews for that matter, but he’ll just have to get used to the latter. Judging by his popularity and the scope of his new recording contract, he’ll be giving a lot of them.

Peep David Shapiro’s succinct piece for a slice of what’s to come.

Read: Chief Keef talks with Interview Magazine