This Friday Chief Keef’s plans suffered another setback when the release party for Bang 3 Pt 2 was shut down by police. Originally scheduled to take place in the Henry Fonda Theater, the event was moved to a nearby parking lot after venue owners pulled out of the agreement.
As if this wasn’t enough, the parking lot show was shut down by police midway through a performance of “Don’t Like” by Keef’s hologram, allegedly due to a lack of permit.
A few things strike me about this story. First of all, the last time Keef did a hologram performance (also shut down by police) it was because he had a warrant out for his arrest in the state of Indiana, where the show was being held. This time Keef was reportedly in the venue, chilling with Greek billionaire Alki David, while the hologram performed. I get that holograms are cool, and I would pay a shitload of money for a hologram of Keef saying “Help me, Obi Wan. You’re my only hope”, but it kinda ruins the point of a live performance. The Coachella Tupac-hologram was dope, but I wouldn’t pay to see it on tour. And if the artist is actually within walking distance of the stage while the hologram is performing? That just makes no sense.
The part I do like about this though is that authorities apparently think Keef is to dangerous to be allowed to perform. In addition to this one, he has had shows in Chicago and New York recently cancelled. I know Keef has a pretty long rap sheet, but this obsession with shutting him down is verging on bizarre. I’m giving him +5 since he is apparently (for some reason) hip hop’s most wanted, but I’ll up that when Wikileaks reports on a secret government conspiracy to take down Keef and GBE.
And while you’re here youmight as well check out Bang 3 Pt 2 on iTunes