Originally posted on AllHipHop.com:
“She said you left ya kids and they just like you/They wanna rap and make soul beats just like you/but they just not you.” -Kanye West, “Home”
Chief Keef is the son of Kanye West. Not biologically, of course, that progeny will soon be delivered by Ms. Kardashian. But, metaphorically speaking, Kanye, Keef is yours to claim. The age is right, at 35, Kanye could have a 17-year old child who grew up watching their parent mature and change. A child who likes all of the same songs and movies, who at times feels like a sibling, but is your own seed, the product of your youthful indiscretions whom you love, but who also represents everything you should have done differently when you were their age.
And young Keef grew up without his metaphorical “father.” By the time, he was walking, Kanye was producing. As Keef entered kindergarten, Kanye entered the mainstream making records for Roc-a-fella Records and headed for superstardom. And he never looked back. It was a chance encounter that would reunite the two. The “I Don’t Like” remix launched Chicago’s Drill music scene into the mainstream, kicked off dozens of signings by record companies looking for the next hot thing, and, arguably, contributed to a bitter rivalry that has resulted in death.