By Rob Markman
Chief Keef may be down for a bit, but the rising rap star is definitely not out. Just days after the Chicago teen was sentenced to 60 days in juvenile dentition following a probation violation, the first part of a new online viral documentary based on the rapper hit the Internet.
The three-minute, D Gaines-directed “Chief Keef: From Rags To Riches” is strung together with b-roll from video shoots and at-home recording sessions. The clip definitely chronicles happier times like when Keef was laying down the lyrics to “Winning,” his mixtape collaboration with fellow Chi-rapper King L (who doesn’t appear in the video).
On Thursday Keef was sentenced to 60 days in juvie after a judge ruled that the Pitchfork.com interview in which the rapper handle a firearm at a gun range was a direct violation of the probation he was handed after pointing a gun at a police officer in 2012. According to many reports, a teary-eyed Keef tried to make a plea to the judge. “I am a very good-hearted person,” he is reported as saying. “I am sorry for anything that I have done wrong. … Give me a chance.”
Waka Flocka Flame sat with MTV News on Thursday and encouraged everyone to cut Keef some slack and stop focusing on the negative when it comes to the teenage artist. “If your kids listen to a specific style of music, you should reach an arm out to a kid, not just say ’Yo, he got 60 days for holdin’ a gun,’ ” he proposed before reminding folks that Keef is just a production of his violent Chicago environment. “That Kid he’s from a neighborhood where being 21 is like getting a diploma.”
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