Young Jeezy And T.I. Praise Chief Keef

By Miranda Johnson

Chicago rapper Chief Keef has a promising future ahead of him, as RapFix exclusively revealed earlier this week that he has just inked a deal Interscope Records. And now, he's receiving acknowledgment from more than a few established rapper in the game.

This weekend at the annual Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash, MTV caught up with both T.I and Young Jeezy who had nothing but praises for the rap newbie. “Chief Keef, man he represents a part of the youth in America that ain’t really got a voice right now," said T.I, who attempted to sign Keef to Grand Hustle.

Chief was more than appreciative about the love. “It feel good to know people is listening to me. Out of Chicago or in the suburbs of Chicago and in Illinois period, everybody listen to me man," said the Interscope signee. "That feel good and it feel good to know that. Everybody know me and when they see me they be like Chief Keef. They like my songs and they can relate to my songs. They like what we doing right now."

This weekend, just hours before hitting the stage with T.I. the rising rapper signed his deal with Jimmy Iovine's label and gave RapFix the exclusive. "I've been talkin' to a lot of labels, but I just noticed that Interscope got people like 50, Eminem," Keef said, after he got off stage performing, "I Don't Like." The young spitter also revealed that he signed a publishing deal with Dr. Dre.