Chief Keef Makes Billboard’s ‘Top 21 Artists Under 21 List 2013’

Chief Keef is the most controversial and most celebrated Chicago rapper to step onto the music scene in the past two years.

It was the Chicago MC’s $6 million recording contract with Interscope that propelled him to stardom.

Chief Keef’s success and influence earned him a place in Billboard’s “Top 21 Artists Under 21 List 2013.” The list places Keef amongst a few notable, young celebrities, including One Direction, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.

Prior to his deal, Chief Keef, 18, was a social media king with his music generating millions of views with little to no promotion. Much of the nation caught wind of the O Block rapper’s talents through his viral hit song “I Don’t Like.”

Keef’s popularity grew after the release of his debut studio album “Finally Rich.”

Keef is now a rising top tier artist who allegedly earns $100,000 per song.

“That’s crazy I Make hundred Thousand A Song #ShitCrazy!” Keef wrote.

Chief Keef, whose birth name is Keith Cozart, signed a deal of a lifetime when joining the Interscope Records roster.

In court records obtained, Keef’s contract will pay him $6 million over three years.

The “Ight Doe” rapper received a $440,00 advance. He additionally received $300,000 to cover the cost of his debut major label studio album “Finally Rich.”

Interscope even gave Sosa a separate three-year deal to build his very own label “Glory Boyz Entertainment.” Keef and manager Rovan Manuel, who each own 40 percent of the label, were paid a $440,000 advance. Interscope has to fork over another $200,00 for “overhead” expenses, which will cover office, travel, entertainment and “salary cost” and marketing.

But Keef’s deal depends if he can sell 250,000 copies of “Finally Rich” by December 2013. We doubt he’ll have trouble meeting that deadline.

Sosa is currently prepping the release of “Almighty So.”

The mixtape is slated to drop Oct. 12, according to an Instagram post by the Interscope rapper.

“OCT12 #ALMIGHTYSO #ONKAYKAY,” the caption on the image read.

Chief Keef leaked three new tracks in recent weeks from the project, including “Love No Thotties,” “Ight Doe,” “Thought He Was.” “Almighty So” will be hosted by DJ Scream.

Check the songs out below:

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