When Kanye West surprisingly remixed Chief Keef’s song “I Don’t Like”, it not only boosted the track but allowed Keef to gain much notoriety. He became a bit of a household name after the song’s YouTube hits began to increase at a rapid rate. While Chief Keef doesn’t feel as if Kanye did anything to help his career, G.O.O.D. Music artist Pusha T says he’s the reason Kanye added some vocals to “I Don’t Like”.
“First of all, I am solely the reason that there’s a Chief Keef remix on [Cruel Summer],” Pusha insisted. I saw him on WorldStar. I never click Worldstar rappers but the picture for some reason drew me. It was for ’3 Hunna.’ So I clicked on it and I called [manager Steven] Victor and I said ‘Victor I want to sign this kid. Go online and check this kid out. It’s authentic.’”
Pusha says Keef’s originality and authenticity is what sold him on the young Chicago rapper. “That’s what I like about him. This isn’t Nas at 16.”
Manager Steven Victor didn’t believe Pusha T was serious about signing Chief Keef and the deal was never made. Keef ultimately signed to Interscope Records but has yet to drop an album.