Chief Keef Released From Jail, Set To Make SXSW Appearance

Chicago rapper was all smiles leaving a Cook County juvenile center after completing a 60-day sentence.

Chief Keef may sport a mean scowl in his music videos, but the teenage rapper was all smiles on Thursday when he was released from Cook County Juvenile Justice Center after completing a 60-day sentence for violating his probation.

The Finally Rich rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was detained in January after a judge ruled that a June 2012 video interview where Keef was seen handling firearms in a gun range was a direct violation of his 18-month probation, which he was handed for pointing a gun at a police officer. About two dozen family and friends came to greet the rapper upon his release, according to The Chicago Tribune.

The scene was captured in a documentary-style video shot by DIB Entertainment. In it, members of Sosa's family and his Glory Boyz Entertainment rap crew assemble outside of the justice center taking pictures and exchanging pounds and hugs. Before Keef is released an officer comes out with a plastic bag filled with a number composition notebooks filled with song lyrics and hands to a member of the rapper's entourage.

When Chief Keef was finally released, he was first gifted with a red leather jacket to protect him from the Chicago cold and then immediately put his arms out, reached for his daughter and triumphantly lifted the toddler in the air before giving her a kiss.

On Thursday, Keef's team also released a video for "Now It's Over," a track from his upcoming Bang Pt.2 mixtape and it looks like the youngster may make an appearance at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas at a Ray-Ban showcase on Saturday.

Keef's Chi-town buddy King L is already camped out at SXSW and overall is looking forward to seeing his friend make strides. "I just wanna see the lil fool grow, I want the best for him," Louie told us yesterday from Austin. "You gotta understand where we come from. That little time ... that don't overweigh the positive that went on, so I just go with the positive and don't really think about the negative."

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