By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Last year, Chief Keef enjoyed a whirlwind of success as 2012’s biggest breakout artist. Starting out with his “I Don’t Like” single, Chief Keef took the internet by storm. A bidding war for Chief Keef grew after being co-signed by Kanye West. Interscope Records won this war and released Chief Keef’s Finally Rich.
Chief Keef found himself in the midst of controversy, when he made fun of the death of fellow young Chicago rapper, Lil Jojo. The same day, Chief Keef dissed Lupe Fiasco and both posts were on Twitter. While Chief Keef denied making the posts, the attention has been on him and he is the poster child of what is wrong in America, in spite of all.
Now, the violence in Chicago has hit directly in Chief Keef’s home. Ulysses “Chris” Gissendanner is Chief Keef’s father’s stepson. During a visit to his uncle’s home on the Far South Side of Chicago, he was gunned down. Chris was an aspiring rapper by the name of YPN Boomtown.