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One of the hottest young rappers to emerge in the last year has been Chicago's Chief Keef. His song "I Don't Like" took the nation by storm and helped him secure a deal with Interscope. Fellow Chicago native Lupe Fiasco was asked about his opinion of Keef in a recent interview and he gave a rather surprising answer.
"Chief Keef scares me," Lupe said. "Not him specifically, just the culture he represents. Specifically in Chicago and I don't speak this about any other city because I'm not from there. But my family lives in Chicago. My nephews and my cousins, my friends and my peoples... they all in those hoods that he represents when you drive through Chicago. The hoodlums, I don't wanna call Chief Keef a hoodlum, but the hoodlums, the gangsters and the ones you see killing each other. The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who is doing it and perpetrating it they all look like Chief Keef," Lupe continued. "The dreads, it's so visceral. And then when I seen him I was like, 'Oh my God he looks just like Chicago and he looks like my nephew.' He could be any kid on the street. And to hear the things that he raps about specifically. Comparing it to you open up the newspaper and there's 22 shootings this weekend. And the next day there's 3. And you know who's doing it, it scares me."