I respect Rhymefest, and i completely understand where he's coming from. A lot of people are trying to create a Rhymefest vs Chief Keef war, but that's not what this is about at all. We don't need more negativity in Hip Hop.
recently Rhymefest stopped by WGCI and discussed his Chief Keef comments... He's standing behind what he said.
It's also very clear that he is NOT attacking Chief Keef the way some people are assuming he is.
When Rhymefest was asked if he would work with Rhymefest... he said "yes" he would love to. I think that would be very interesting collabo.
"I meant to say what I said. It's really not about Chief Keef as much as it is about exploitation. It's no coincidence that one of the most violent periods Chicago has ever seen, that this is what represents us musically. This is what represents us as a people. We have a history here of Curtis Mayfield, Kanye West -- and so then when we get to senseless violence, the prison industrial complex is real," Fest explained in an interview. "I don't have anything against any particular kind of music. My problem is the imbalance of the music that we get. So if all of the diet of the music that you get is kill kill kill and we're going to glorify that, then that's what we are conditioning our shorties and they'll never end. They'll do it, they'll sing about it, they'll rap about it and that'll be it." (WGCI)