When it was announced that Kanye West would be remxing Chief Keef and Lil Reese’s Young Chop-produced "I Don't Like" it may have posed as a head scratcher to some, but the undeniable toughness of the track is so palpable, how could to believe that West declared it runner-up to his most favorite song? But what really links Keef and Kanye, aside from their Chicago roots, is that they both have the ability to relentlessly churn out music. Sure, when West rapped about [locking himself] in a room doin' five beats a day for three summers, it was self-imposed. Even though Keef was housebound for legal reasons, it takes the same kind of real hunger to be that fastidious about your output. For the remix, West enlists his G.O.O.D. Music family members Pusha T and Big Sean, as well as Yonkers' rap linchpin, Jadakiss. With the remix out, Keef's accolades will continue to roll in, but we can already see the movement bubbling in our midst.
May 01, 2012