Chief Keef has been uncharacteristically quiet as of late, but there may be a good reason why the oft-troubled Chicago rapper has avoided the headlines: Keef has been dropped by Interscope Records.
AllHipHop.com reports the tenuous business relationship was finally severed following the rapper’s recent bout of legal troubles, including a stint in rehab connected to a probation violation. There was also some discord concerning the promotion of his 2012 debut album, Finally Rich, which failed to sell more than 200,000 copies. “Keef and his people tried to keep the label accountable [once Keef moved to Los Angeles], but Interscope didn’t seem interested in dropping a new album. Keef’s team tried to have formal meetings but nothing moved,” an anonymous source told the site.
Keef confirmed the news recently via Twitter and lashed out at execs at his former label.
Even without a major label, the Chi-town rapper plans to continue making music. His mixtape Back From the Dead 2 is set to be released on Halloween For the most part, Keef produced the beats himself, but the mixtape will also feature production from Young Chop, 808 Mafia and Ace Bankz.