|Popular Name:||Chief Keef|
|Birth Name:||Keith Farrelle Cozart|
|Birth Date:||5 August 1995|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Children:||4 — Sno, Krue, Kayden and Kimora Cozart|
|Years active:||2011 till date|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2020|
Chief Keef is a singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer from Chicago U.S. He received attention for his music in his teenage years among high school students from the South Side of Chicago. In 2012, his popular street song ‘I Don’t Like’ was remixed by rapper Kanye West to further increase his profile and the song reached the Billboard Rap Top 20, raising Chief Keef net worth and popularity. A bidding war soon ensued between major labels resulting in Keef signing with Interscope. In December 2012, Chief Keef released his debut album “Finally Rich”, featuring singles “Love Sosa” and “I Don’t Like”, which would eventually popularize the Chicago rap sub genre drill. Although he was dropped from the Interscope record company in 2014 and later signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records, he continued to self-release projects through his own label “Glo Gang”. These included: Thot Breaker (2017), Bang 3 (2015), Nobody (2014) and Back from the Dead 2 (2014).
Chief Keef’s Early Life
Keith Farrelle Cozart (alias Chief Keef) was born on August 15,1995 in Chicago, Illinois, United States to Lolita Carter and Alfonso Cozart. For most of his childhood years, Keef lived at the Parkway Garden Homes around Washington Park neighborhood. He started to rap in his childhood years, and attended Dulles Elementary School and also the Banner School. He attended Dyett High School but dropped out at age 15.
Chief Keef’s Career
Chief initially got local recognition with his mixtapes, “Bang” and “The Glory Road”. After being arrested, and placed under house arrest, he posted many videos on his YouTube channel which received a lot of attention. Chief Keef net worth started to get some attention when he signed with Interscope Records in 2012, and released his first studio album “Finally Rich” in December that same year. He has since released other studio albums and has kept himself busy with the release of “Back from the Dead” which is his most critically acclaimed mixtape. After being dropped by the Interscope record label in 2014, Chief Keef released his album titled ‘Nobody’ in November that year. A track from the album which featured Kanye West received praises from listeners and critics alike. After the release of his “Sorry 4 the weight” mixtape in 2015, Chief Keef came forward with another studio album “The Cozart”.
In 2015, Chief Keef signed a contract with FilmON music, and went on performing during concerts and collaborating with many other Hip Hop artists. In March the following year, Keef gave his fans a shocker when he announced that he was retiring from music. However, he has remained moderately active as he was featured in MGK’s song “Young Man” later that year, and eventually released a mixtape “Two Zero One Seven” in 2017, including him to a long list of stars, including Jay Z, Lupe Fiasco, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and others, who had announced their retirement only to return to making music.
Chief Keef released 4 mixtapes before his third album, Dedication, in December 2017. According to The Guardian, his album “Dedication” is his “most satisfying album to date.” In 2018, Keef released more mixtapes, such as “Mansion Musick” and “Back from the Dead 3”, and more mixtapes in “The Leek series”. He also featured for more musicians such as G Herbo, Playboi Carti, and Soulja Boy.
For both his gangster image and musical style, many publications have referred to Keef as an influential figure in contemporary hip-hop. His characteristically slurred delivery of lyrics and melodic style of rapping has been called “the catalyst” for the success of
mumble rap, and an influence on many modern artists such as Juice Wrld, Lil Pump, XXXTentacion, LiL Peep, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, among others.
Chief Keef’s Albums
- Finally Rich (2012)
- Bang 3, Part 1 (2015)
- Bang 3, Part 2 (2015)
- Dedication (2017)
Keef became a father at age 16 with a girlfriend whom he had already broken up with. He soon became a father of two more kids, with claims from many women who claimed he was the father of their children. The rapper was unmoved and never responded to legal documents, and this put him in a lot of troubles.
Chief Keef is known to be always ready for his family. He introduced three of his cousins to his own record label. However, his family’s criminal history became the cause of the death of one of his cousin’s Mario Hess, which left him devastated.
Keef is currently living in Los Angeles and says that the city is silent, and different from the chaos that New York is.
During his teenage life, Keef was arrested many times. In 2011 when he was just 16, he was arrested and put under house arrest for possessing heroin. He has also been arrested for shooting a fellow rapper. Furthermore, there are several cases of drug abuse, marijuana consumption, parole violation, among other things which have negatively affected Chief Keef net worth. He is popularly known as the perfect specimen of “Gangsta rap”.
Chief Keef is quite distinguishable for his iconic black dreads which he has worn for almost all his life. He is 5 feet 11 tall and weighs 76 kg.
Chief Keef Net Worth
Despite having gone through a lot of unfortunate situations in his career, such as the death of his label mates, and his numerous legal issues, Keith Cozart has truly impressed many including Kanye West with his “originality” and will to succeed. Of course, with Kanye’s assistance, Chief Keef net worth began to rise along with his fame in 2012 where he was able to sign a contract with Interscope Records. The aforementioned label gave him the opportunity to release his debut album titled “Finally Rich”, and Keef was shot into the limelight, and was able to collaborate with many big artists like Young Jeezy, 50 Cent, and Rick Ross, making it all possible for the young rapper to get things started in his upcoming career and augmented Chief Keef net worth in return.
As of March 2020, Chief Keef net worth is $2 million.