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34 Chief Keef Quotes for a Taste of That Chicago Rap Revolution

Dayna Remus
Dec 12, 2022
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Who knew getting arrested was a blessing in disguise for rapper Keith Farrelle Cozart, referred to by his fans and the world as "Chief Keef." Read these 34 quotes to learn more about this rapper, his life, his career, and more.

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Chief Keef, a producer, rapper, and actor, became famous while making YouTube videos of him rapping while he was on house arrest in 2011. The hit song "Bang" made him famous on the internet and is what kicked off the beginning of a highly successful musical career.

Beyond simple success, he claims somewhat of an iconic status; as a native of Illinois, the rapper has been noted as one of the trailblazers of the Chicago drill style. Read some of this musical poet's 34 quotes below to learn more about him.

Chief Keef’s quote: "I growed up. No, I Glo'd Up." | Image: AmoDays

Chief Keef’s quote: "I growed up. No, I Glo'd Up." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes about Cheif Keef's Life and Who He Is​​​​​​​

"I know my cousin would want me to be a better person and do better. When that happened, it was like he jumped in me… that was the biggest lesson like you have to grow up and make stuff happen. It really changed me a lot." — Chief Keef

"I used to know how to draw and do art. When I was 7 years old, I learned how to draw. I think it's a way to express myself through pictures, pictures of me, all pictures of me. I love art." — Chief Keef

"What inspired it is really just how I am, kinda fun. The colors, I like stuff like that." — Chief Keef

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"I'm a [expletive] monster with some shoes on." — Chief Keef

"I growed up. No, I Glo'd Up." — Cheif Keef

 Chief Keef’s quote: "I used to know how to draw and do art. When I was 7 years old, I learned how to draw. I think it's a way to express myself through pictures, pictures of me, all pictures of me. I love art." | Image: AmoDays

Chief Keef’s quote: "I used to know how to draw and do art. When I was 7 years old, I learned how to draw. I think it's a way to express myself through pictures, pictures of me, all pictures of me. I love art." | Image: AmoDays

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"If I still went to school, I would walk in so icy." — Chief Keef

"That's why I still love art to this day. I love art. I don't know how to do it no more." — Chief Keef

"I'm with the stop the violence campaign; that's why I paintball now." — Chief Keef

"If you've seen my brand Glo Gang Worldwide, if you look at that stuff, you'll see how fun and colorful it is. We got the sun and the moon. I just like fun stuff. That's just how I am." — Chief Keef

"What inspired it is really just how I am, kinda fun. The colors, I like stuff like that." — Chief Keef

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Positive Cheif Keef Quotes

 Chief Keef’s quote: “I firmly believe the world will sort itself out in the end. Believe it with me. At least none of us will be around to be proven wrong." | Image: AmoDays

Chief Keef’s quote: “I firmly believe the world will sort itself out in the end. Believe it with me. At least none of us will be around to be proven wrong." | Image: AmoDays

"I'm high off life; got me feeling right." — Chief Keef

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"I'm glad to be someone that people listen to and look up to. Glad that I can help change the situations and the scenery in Chicago. I love my city still, but it is crazy." — Chief Keef

"It's better out here than Chicago because I get in so much trouble. It's crazy, but I like living out here. I think it improved me and changed me to stay and go somewhere bigger from here." — Chief Keef

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." — Chief Keef

"I firmly believe the world will sort itself out in the end. Believe it with me. At least none of us will be around to be proven wrong." — Cheif Keef

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Chief Keef’s quote: "Situation is what all you make of it." | Image: AmoDays

Chief Keef’s quote: "Situation is what all you make of it." | Image: AmoDays

"I got away from all the unnecessary trouble, drama, problems. I came out here to where it's better life-wise, living." — Cheif Keef

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"The purpose of nature is the advancement and development of life." — Chief Keef

"Situation is what all you make of it." — Chief Keef

Chief Keef's Quotes on His Career, Money, and Success

"That money I be on it, I ain't got no business sittin' on it." — Chief Keef

"I can cut my dreads and sell them on eBay." — Chief Keef

Chief Keef’s quote: "I come up on the scene, and I'm stealing light." | Image: AmoDays

Chief Keef’s quote: "I come up on the scene, and I'm stealing light." | Image: AmoDays

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"How they be like, 'Chief, so, where he get that cash at?'" — Chief Keef

"I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Kobe." — Chief Keef

"She think I love her; she must think she is some money." — Chief Keef

"I pull up in that Audi. You pull up in that Honda." — Chief Keef

"I come up on the scene, and I'm stealing light." — Chief Keef

Chief Keef’s quote: "I can cut my dreads and sell them on eBay." | Image: AmoDays

Chief Keef’s quote: "I can cut my dreads and sell them on eBay." | Image: AmoDays

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"There ain't gonna be nothing the same. I'm gonna try to go another way. I like to keep going different ways and keep it the same. I don't copy. Come up with my own stuff, my own everything." — Chief Keef

"They don't want to see a young black man be successful and try to do something good. It's crazy." — Chief Keef

More Cheif Keef Quotes

"Ain't nobody surf—everybody tries to skateboard, referring to rappers like Lil Wayne and Lupe Fiasco. It'll be cool. It's a hobby." — Chief Keef

"I be all up in the club standin' all up on the couches. Yeah, I do this [expletive] for Blood Henny all up on the couches." — Chief Keef

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"I'm allergic to 3 things, and that's it." — Chief Keef

 Chief Keef’s quote: "The purpose of nature is the advancement and development of life." | Image: AmoDays

Chief Keef’s quote: "The purpose of nature is the advancement and development of life." | Image: AmoDays

"How do you know us when we don't know your name?" — Chief Keef

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"Boy, you be the tweeter; pull up, I'm the tweaker. I'm the Grim Reaper—a demon with an eagle." — Chief Keef

"The purpose of nature is the advancement and development of life." — Chief Keef

"I got play-dough I don't play doe." — Chief Keef

 Chief Keef’s quote: "They don't want to see a young black man be successful and try to do something good. It's crazy."| Image: AmoDays

Chief Keef’s quote: "They don't want to see a young black man be successful and try to do something good. It's crazy."| Image: AmoDays

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Beyond his original YouTube success, Keef is mainly associated with the music he produces for films. The main movies he is linked to are, "Uncle Drew," "Skam," Nocturama" and "Deathwish." The rapper began his career at five years old; with his mother's tapes and karaoke machine, he began to practice.

However, he has faced many challenges in his life, from being part of a gang, being arrested on multiple occasions, and being estranged from his biological dad from childhood.

To learn more about another rapper's flawed and famous lifestyle, read these 104 J Cole quotes.

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