Chief Keef remains one of hip-hop’s most divisive figures. Some swear that he’s one of modern rap’s most influential emcees, while others remain unconvinced. Regardless of where you stand, there’s no denying that Sosa has been synonymous with Chicago violence since his aggressive arrival on the scene with 2012’s Finally Rich. While singles like “I Don’t Like” and “Love Sosa” further perpetuated his violent image, his latest album Thot Breaker hinted at a softer stylistic departure.
On that note, Keef recently sat down for a conversation with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, host of Viceland’s show The Therapist. The premise is simple, delivering exactly what the title promises. Still, it’s both entertaining and insightful to see Chief Keef go in depth on topics like his fascination with guns, his therapeutic paintball sessions, and his departure from a violent lifestyle.
When asked about why he needs guns, Keef enigmatically responds “sendin’ sniper shots. Snipers and silencers and shit.” He proceeds to unleash a barrage of onomatopoeic gunshot noises, much to the delight of the audience. On the real, the interview is a great insight into Keef’s mind, and the way he’s able to break down his association and subsequent departure from a lifestyle of violence is truly something to behold.
Check out the full episode below.