Every since the death of his friend, Capo and baby, Dillan Harris, Chief Keef has gone publicly with spreading the word of “Stop The Violence”. He has even gone to the effort of raising money by having a hologram concert – since he’s not able to return to Chicago at this time, for the families of Capo & Dillan Harris. Well, it’s not as easy as one would think it would be for Keef. Each venue that Keef’s hologram concert was supposed to take place has been shut down. Including the Wolf Lake Pavilion last night, which was where the Craze Fest concert took place. We wasn’t actually there, but from the looks of Instagram, everyone really enjoyed themselves. After the initial headliners, Lil Bibby, Jacquees, Tink & Riff Raff took the stage, the crowd had what was supposed to be a huge surprise – Keef’s Hologram debut; however was shut down. Yes a hologram was shut down. Police wasn’t having it – or at least was told that Keef’s hologram could not make any appearances; therefore, the entire Craze Fest was completely shut down according to several attendees including Craze Fest (1/2) CEO, Law Cannon who personally took to Instagram to express his frustration after him & his team worked so hard to put together the entire Craze Fest. Law Cannon video post reads:
“#CRAZEFEST We brought out the Chief Keef Hologram…. Police shut down a hologram 😐 we just brought out THOUSANDS and partied in PEACE & I guarantee the news doesn’t talk about that… I guarantee they make this sh*t about a “Rowdy Crowd” sh*t pisses me off.. I swear we worked our ass off… Had dope performances and did something for our generation no one does, really at a lost for words… Salute tho bro @chieffkeeffsossa.”
Reason being that Keef’s hologram appear to be banned in venues is because his music is the blame for the violence of Chicago. Wow! That’s pretty heavy there. So it took for one 15/16 year old – Keef was about 15/16 when he was signed, to speak upon violence through his music and that just so happen to spark a light bulb in Chicagoans head to start picking up guns and start killing people. That’s pure ridiculous! Yes, I’ve actually listened to several of Keef’s songs and never thought about picking up a gun up one afterwards. I understand he has a record & reputation in all; however how could one person control the entire city of Chicago? For those who may not know music, Keef isn’t the first rapper to discuss violence & weapons in his music. He’s not even the first rapper to speak on violence & weapons with a felony or two – not exactly sure how many he has and it’s not my business either. But the fact that Keef was born & raised in Chicago; therefore he has been physically performing here his entire life without any restrictions but for the first time he – or whomever, decides to have a beneficial hologram concert in his hometown & start speaking against the violence that has occurred, it’s prohibited. Doesn’t really make sense to me.
Understand me when I tell you, I absolutely agree that there needs to be some form of restrictions implemented for violent music, but with ALL rappers. Don’t just pick with one. I never understood why any rappers feel the need to showcase illegal guns in their music, music videos or even mentioned that you “allegedly” shot or killed someone – which I highly doubt they did because that would mean that the police isn’t doing their job because the rappers are confusing to a crime and isn’t behind bars. That’s a confession.
But until we’re able to band ALL rappers for condoning violence and/or illegal weapons in their music, we shouldn’t be able to single one of the youngest successful rappers – hate it or love it, yes Keef is currently a successful rapper, from Chicago.
And it’s even more horrible and unfair that a successful concert was shut down when there wasn’t violence reported during the entire concert according to the Chicago Tribune which can be read here.
As far as the Craze Fest goes, it definitely appeared to be a great concert with a great turnout and hopefully there will be another one next because we plan on being in attendance.
What are your thoughts? #Talkish