Chief Keef’s no longer the subject of a bidding war after having found a label he’s comfortable with calling home. While in Atlanta to perform at radio station 107.9’s Birthday Bash, rap’s latest hot commodity told MTV’s RapFix that Jimmy Iovine’s house of hits officially signed him for his services and also inked a publishing deal with Dr. Dre but things don’t stop there. Andrew at FSD spoke with Uncle Ro Mgmt to get the details.
“Although a dollar amount was not discussed, know that it was in the millions. Along with the solo deal, Keef was given his own label deal for his GBE imprint, which will be headed up by Keef, his manager Dro and his cousin Fredo Santana — likely making Chief Keef the youngest label owner in all of music.
“Keef also agreed to a multi-movie film deal through Interscope’s motion picture division, so look for Keef’s story to hit the silver screen in the future. The first movie is already in the works…The icing on the cake, however, is Keef’s own line of Beats By Dre headphones, aptly titled “Beats By Keef.” [FSD]
Time will tell how far he goes but Chief’s got a large portion of Chicago behind him, most of his legal circumstances situated and now the resources of a mighty label at his disposal. While those factors don’t guarantee success, they generate a hell of a headstart for a young artist who’s still shy of 18.