The legend of Chef Keef only keeps growing over time. Yet his origin story is plunged into turmoil that includes tensions between his close friend and collaborator Lil Reese and Kanye West, with whom he would also propose several collaborations.
At the end of last week, Chicago media godfather Andrew Barber celebrated the anniversary of one of Keef’s groundbreaking hits, “I Don’t Like.”
Although the 2012 song remix featuring Jadakiss, Kanye and GOOD Music artists Pusha T and Big Sean took over the world months later and closed in September. Cruel summer compilation, the original released in March was already causing a stir with Lil Reese before ‘Ye got his hands on it.
Nine years later, Reese still has negative feelings towards West for revamping their creation and removing his verse. He quoted on Twitter a user who proclaimed in all caps that “the OG is so much better than the Kanye version fuck Kanye for taking out Lil Reese” with his own thoughts.
“Yeah, fuck him but I’m still getting paid so I’m not mad,” the 28-year-old replied.
While Reese isn’t Yeezus’ biggest fan, he doesn’t seem to have too much animosity as he’s always making money on the track.
Lil Reese isn’t the only person involved in the song who opposes West’s remix. The track’s producer, Young Chop, told DJ Vlad in 2013 that he didn’t understand West’s intentions.
“I didn’t know what to make of that,” Chop said in the one-minute mark of the clip above. “I’m like ‘Bro, that shit take off the’ song hood ‘. This is really raw shit.… This is shit really happening in Chicago. He added,’ Back then , I did not understand the photo. “
The single helped define the drill subgenre, which continues to captivate the hip-hop belly. Like the simplicity and rawness of the lyrics, the video was not a big budget visual, but instead featured a group of shirtless teenagers wielding guns, using drugs and showing off their tattoos. inside an apartment. At the time, that was a game-changer; now it’s a standard path for street rappers and newcomers.