Chief Keef hails from Parkways Gardens, or “O’Block,” in South Side Chicago, one of the most impoverished communities in the nation.
In addition to poverty, the area is stricken with drugs and even a “crabs in the barrel” mentality kind of hate amongst area occupants.
It is this reason that 50 Cent fears Sosa may have a short career.
“A lot of artists that come from low-income environments or tough backgrounds are subject to the possibilities of that,” Fif told Baltimore’s 92 Q. “They just have unhealthier situations around them.”
“My experience is why I’m 50 Cent,” he continued. “Technically, I’m not supposed to be here. The cycle of what goes on is supposed to eat me up before I get a shot.”
Despite the strong holds of negativity in his hometown, Chief Keef chooses to remain in Chicago. Sosa suffered tragedy a few weeks with the death of cousin and Glo Gang artist Blood Money.
Blood Money, born Mario Hess, was shot 10 times Wednesday, April 9. According to the Chicago Tribune, the gunman fired from different weapons and left more than two-dozen shell casings in the street.
Blood Money, 30, was found lying on a sidewalk and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Hospital, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Blood Money was a budding rap artist who had released numerous tracks, including, “F*ck Rehab,” “Thought He Was,” “Nino Brown,” “What I Do” and “Savage.”
Also rapping under the moniker “Big Glo,” Blood Money signed a recording contract with Interscope Records and received a $50,000 advance, his manager Uncle Ro told the Tribune.
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