Chief Keef

Chief Keef


Keith Farrelle Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His music first became popular during his teen years in the early 2010s among high school students from Chicago's South Side.

Full Name
Keith Farrelle Cozart
Aug 15, 1995
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Chief Keef, born Keith Cozart in 1995, is an American rapper from the South Side of Chicago. He attended Dulles Elementary School and later transferred to Banner High School before dropping out altogether. He gained recognition for his song "I Don't Like", which became a hit on YouTube, leading to a record deal with Interscope Records. Chief Keef's debut album Finally Rich was released in 2012 and featured guest appearances from 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and others.

Keef's second studio album, Bang Pt. 2, was released in 2013 and included collaborations with Waka Flocka Flame, Mac Miller and French Montana. His third studio album Back From the Dead 2 was released in 2014 and featured collaborations with Soulja Boy and Lil Durk among others. The same year he released three mixtapes: Almighty DP 2, Nobody 2 and Bang 3 Part 1. In 2015, he released another mixtape titled Sorry 4 the Weight as well as two EPs: Ottopsy and Almighty So 2. His fourth studio album The Dedication was released in 2017 followed by two more mixtapes: Thot Breaker (2017) and Mansion Musick (2018).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Chief Keef is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 15, 1995, Keith Cozart, better known as Chief Keef, was born in Chicago, Illinois.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Single "I Don't Like"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chief Keef releases his breakout single "I Don't Like", which becomes an instant hit in the Chicago rap scene.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">July 2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Record Deal with Interscope Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chief Keef signs a three album deal with Interscope Records. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">August 2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Finally Rich is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chief Keef's debut studio album Finally Rich is released to critical and commercial success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mixtape Bang 3 is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chief Keef releases his third mixtape Bang 3, which features the singles "Hate Bein' Sober" and "Love Sosa".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Back From The Dead 2 is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chief Keef releases the sequel to his 2012 mixtape Back From the Dead, titled Back From the Dead 2.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Leek Vol. 7 is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Chief Keef releases his seventh mixtape The Leek Vol. 7. The mixtape features the single "Faneto".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Innovator</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chief Keef is an innovator in rap and has pushed the boundaries of hip hop music. His unique sound and production style have influenced many other artists, and he continues to create new sounds and styles that are pushing the genre forward.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Passionate About His Art</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chief Keef is passionate about his art and puts his whole heart into it. You can hear the emotion in every lyric, and feel the energy of every beat. His passion for what he does is inspiring, and it shows through his music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Tells It Like It Is </h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Chief Keef is known for telling it like it is. He doesn't sugarcoat anything, but speaks truthfully about the world he sees around him. His music reflects a raw, honest perspective on life that speaks to many people.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest Signing to a Major Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chief Keef was the youngest artist ever to sign to a major label at only 16 years of age. He was signed by Interscope in 2012.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Coined the Term "Drill"</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chief Keef is credited with coining the term "drill" in reference to his style of music, which is characterized by its dark and aggressive sound.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Successful Business Ventures</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chief Keef has created multiple successful business ventures, including his own record label, Glo Gang, and an energy drink called The Glo Enhancer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Debut Album Reached #29 on Billboard 200</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chief Keef's debut album, Finally Rich, reached #29 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 50,000 copies in its first week.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Collaborated With Kanye West</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Chief Keef collaborated with Kanye West on the song "Hold My Liquor" and was featured on the Yeezus track "Can't Handle My Liquor".</p></div>


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