How much is Chief Keef worth? $2 million
How did Chief Keef earn his money and wealth?
Hailing from Chicago, Chief Keef also known as Keith Cozart was born on 15th August 1995 and is among the popular American rappers and record producers from the state of Illinois Chicago. He studied in Dulles elementary school then banner school before dropping out in Dyett High school. Keef is estranged from his biological father and lived with his legal guardian, his grandmother while he was a minor. With his mixtapes. The Glory Road and Bang, Keef earned his first local attention from Chicago’s South Side community in 2011.
The same year, Keef served a house arrest at her grandmother’s house for illegal arms possession and unlawful use of weapons in public. During this period, he posted plentiful videos on YouTube and the local young rapper from Chicago came into prominence. He was already a superstar by the time the rapper was released from his house arrest. In 2012, a bidding war began across many labels including Young Jeezy’s CTE World but he finally agreed to Interscope Records deal which was worth around $6 million over a three album layout, as well as an additional $440,000 in advance, to establish his own label imprint, Glory Boyz Entertainment (GBE). This deal also allowed Interscope to pull out of the contract in the case that by December 2013, Keef’s debut album failed to sell 250,000 copies. Big names such as Lil Reese, Young Jeezy and even rapper such as 50 Cent and Rick Ross featured as guests in Chief Keef’sdebut studio album Finally Rich in year 2012.
Chief Keef celebrated his 18th birthday by releasing the mixtapeBang, Pt. 2, on August 15, 2013. Although as the first project following his debut album, Bang, Pt. 2 was highly anticipated, received a mixed to negative critical response. A further mixtape, Almighty Sosa was released on 12th October 2013, and befell to face the same destiny as his previous mixtapeBang, Pt. 2.
Year 2014 did not turn out to be favorable for Chief Keef as many of his promised mixtapes and studio albums such as Bang 3 did not materialize and even Interscope Records dropped him on October 2014. Keef was succeeded in releasing Big Gucci Sosa, collaboration, with Gucci Mane, along with Back From the Dead 2 and In December 2014, Keef released “Nobody”, a “Glo Producer album” that featured Kanye West and Tadoe. The album’s title track was recognized as one of Keef’s more emotionally driven outputs.
In March 2016 Keef announced that he was retiring from rapping. Although later in the year2016, he was featured in MGK’s song, “Young Man”. Keef is also known to have then released a 17-track mixtape Two Zero One Seven in January 2017. This made him join a long line of rappers who claim to retire and quickly return to making music. As of 2018, Chief Keef’s net worth is $2.5 million.
What are the highest selling music albums of Chief Keef?
- Finally Rich (2012)
- Bang 3, Part 1 & Part 2 (2015)
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