Chief Keef literally came out of nowhere when Kanye West decided to remix his song and make it into a smash hit. Now, Keef has announced that he decided to sign to Interscope Records and that he has a movie deal and a deal that would allow him to make his own line of headphones! Keef has also become the youngest label owner in the history of music. He’s certainly making moves. Read more below.
In an interview with MTV last night in Atlanta, Chief Keef announced heâ€™d finally signed a deal with Interscope Records. He was rumored to have been in talks with both Cash Money and Young Jeezyâ€™s CTE, but when the smoke cleared, it was Jimmy Iovine who came out victorious.
I spoke with the GBE crew and their management, Uncle Ro Mgmt, headed up by Dro, this morning to get some of the specifics of the deal. Although a dollar amount was not discussed, know that it was in the millions. Along with the solo deal, Keef was given his own label deal for his GBE imprint, which will be headed up by Keef, his manager Dro and his cousin Fredo Santana â€” likely making Chief Keef the youngest label owner in all of music.
Keef also agreed to a multi-movie film deal through Interscopeâ€™s motion picture division, so look for Keefâ€™s story to hit the silver screen in the future. The first movie is already in the works, and I should have some additional details on that soon.
The icing on the cake, however, is Keefâ€™s own line of Beats By Dre headphones, aptly titled â€œBeats By Keef.â€
The deal with Interscope has been in the works over the past few months, but Keef officially inked last night. With these three properties now belonging to Keef, it appears a new mogul has been born. Congrats to GBE. Keef and Dro on this monumental situation.