After Kanye West remixed Chicago rapper Chief Keef’s song “I Don’t Like” in May 2012, Keef was overwhelmed with label attention.
“After the Kanye thing came out, everybody wanted a piece of [Keef]. People that wouldn't have touched him two weeks ago want as much of him as possible,” Andrew Barber told The FADER.
But for Chief Keef, who was already popular in his hometown Chicago, the co-sign wasn’t the making of him. In August 2012 he tweeted “Kanye West ain’t do shit for me Hoppn on the song wasn’t enough I made myself hot #300 all by myself”.
He was later signed by Interscope, where he stayed for two-years.