Pitchfork.tv Retracts Chief Keef Episode Of "Selector" Freestyle Series

In light of Chicago's increased incidents of gun violence, Pitchfork pulled a recent video of Chief Keef freestyling in a gun range.

Back in July, Pitchfork.tv drew heavy criticism after posting an installment of their "Selector" video freestyle series featuring Chief Keef firing weapons in a gun range. Now, in light of Chicago's growing crime rate and the recent murder of Keef's rival Lil JoJo, the media outlet has pulled the episode with the Chicago upstart.

Pitchfork's Editor-in-Chief Mark Richards released a statement earlier today apologizing for the company's inconsiderate choice of location in the video. He explained that they wanted a unique set on which to film, but in light of the increased incidents of gun violence in Chicago and the death of Keef's rival Lil JoJo, they felt it was irresonsible to keep the video archived on their website.

"'Selector' is a Pitchfork.tv show in which we interview rappers and watch them freestyle over beats. We often try to conduct these shows in unusual locations, and several months ago we interviewed Chief Keef at a gun range in New York City," the apology reads. "This concept was rushed and never should have happened...but this particular episode was insensitive and irresponsible. Given recent news regarding the shooting of Chicago rapper Lil JoJo and the investigation of people involved in Chicago's rap scene, this seems like the right time to express our regrets regarding that episode. We apologize for this mistake and have removed the video from our archives."

Check out the full statement over at Pitchfork.

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38 Comments

  • chakkarabani

    yo! mix it up with hip hop classics.. "Check out Obama's New Anthem, Here [Link]," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgHnqcq4eS0

  • BLVCK

    PEVCE CHIEF KEEF DV REVL BLVCKMVN DV VZIVTIK NIKKV PEVCE DV BLVCKMVN IZ GOD

  • The G.O.D.

    PEACE 'but this particular episode was insensitive and irresponsible' in other words, had the fact that a so-called rival of this poster boy for one of the reasons to wear a condom, did not get murdered, we would have gladly showed the episode depicting black kids as savages.. Fuck out of here. Truth hurts, uhn, DX PEACE

  • The G.O.D.

    PEACE 'but this particular episode was insensitive and irresponsible' in other words, had the fact that a so-called rival of this poster boy for one of the reasons to wear a condom, we would gladly show it. Fuck out of here. Truth hurts, uhn, DX PEACE

  • Ezza

    SOSA! BANG! BANG! SMOKIN ON ALOT OF KILLA, N ALL I HANG WITH IS KILLAZ. BANG! BANG!

  • Tom

    all this is really great promotion for Keef style of rap, this bad press plays right into his hands, strange how loads of things coming up at the moment, album release date round the corner?

  • Tom

    People on here funny, diss the hell outt Ross for not living what he rap about, but Chief Keef is out in the streets living it and your hate on him to, rappers can't win, you keep it real and do the shit you say and your a wreckless thug, but if you rap about it and don't do it your a fake, so you lot wouldn't like Ross either way, so what's the point in listening to hip-hop.

  • Tre

    @dentaldambo because your boy hangs out with killers and maybe he has killed boys before but that does not make him an artist and certainly nowhere near Jay. There is thousands of G's that will put one in you for a bill so the fact that your boy lives that shit isnt anything new. When your boy Keef gets out of Chicago for a few years and sees what it's like to make legal money and learns how the world work's he will change or he'll be chilling with Max B in Prison for the rest of his life. BTW quick fact 9 out of 10 inmates regrets their lifes choices after 5 years in Jail.

  • dentaldamboy

    Chief Keef keeps it real. He lives the shit he raps about. Jay-Z tells stories about that life, but Jay never lived it. Jay isn't built for the streets. Chief Keef is one of the hardest out there. I know I wouldn't wanna fuck with him after what he did to HoJo.

    • Preeto

      you must be a real dumb n*&*^(^*(& you are scared of some &*&*&( who has ass - bergers disease lol?? wow, lol i would go to war with this fuckin twit of a kid, and erase his entire squad all i would need is 2 other down ass nigggas, and I would eliminate this man and his 30 deep weak crew

    • RDCJ

      I kept it real when I was sixteen and all it got my was juvy and it set me back years.

    • Phamous

      Chief Keef is a wreckless 16 year old... I was arrested 2 times from 16-19 before I decided I was being an idiot. Same thing with this retard. He's not real he's just stupid and Jigga definitely was on the streets just cause he's not as dumb as Keef doesn't make him any less street. HoJo?!? Really?!? Delete yourself nigga and never return... That statement was just some bitchass nigga shit.

    • You Dummy

      You sound dumb as hell.

  • The G.O.D.

    PEACE In other words 'had this incident not happened we would have shown this irresponsible and insensitive episode' Fucking incestuous crackers trying to live what they perceived to be'the ghetto/savage life'vicariously through ignorant no talent having-his deadbeat/common sense lacking pops and dumb ass crackhead/latest gear wearing shoplifting moms should have used a condom- Kneegrow. PEACE PEACE

    • The G.O.D

      PEACE And it is clowns like you who come on this site posting shit as anonymous-I cam not hiding lollipop and fuck a Kief Chei=Cheif Keef or whatever the fuck he is-Point is he doesn't represent black youths-fact is I got nephews younger than 16 that would wipe the floor with his punk ass with one smack. Moreover, I know the streets, been through the cycle and I'm here alive and well. Go fuck yourself, FUCKING CAVEDWELLER. PEACE

    • The

      PEACE Nah, fucker, I just described your life. I am not running around listening to rap and think that I am black. I am a black man-inside and out- and proud of it. PEACE

    • Anonymous

      you just described your life.

  • Anonymous

    Stop promoting this faggot!

  • Anonymous

    The only person on this page defending Chief Keef spelled the word "Wasn't" with a "Z" and used the word "Nigga", which he also misspelled 7 times in one short 3 line paragraph. Speaks volumes for who this kids audience is. I don't think Chief Keef's music is to blame, the people drawn to him have brain damage in the first place.

  • bloody bastard

    haha @ pitchfork for cosignin... dx too... negative trenz

  • Money First

    This is just the start till the end....these corporations are going to make it their mission to distance themselves from Chief Keef A once his name got put in a negative light....it only takes a minute!! Got's 2 be Mo' Careful!!!

    • Anonymous

      really?? that's the same thing that happened to the last 17 year old dr dre signed. that 17 year old was snoop dogg and murder was the case. get your mind correct and understand that this won't stop his career growth.

  • OMFG

    DAM THIS NIGGA SHOOTING PEOPLE WTF HES IN A GANG CALED THE BEST FREINDS THERE BRINGING IT BACK UP LOOK IT UP STRAIT UP KILLAS IM ON THE RUN THIS NIGGAS GNNA KILL ME help me please

  • Anonymous

    smh at all the label heads who thought this kid was worth investing money in. he's jail bait.

  • BLVCK

    WAZNT YALL CRYIN BOUT NO RAPPA B REAL NIGGA NOW U GOT REAL NIGGA SHYT AND YALL CAN HANDLE FUCK YALL NIGGAZ WONT DEN???

    • Anonymous

      You type like a 3rd grade dropout, can't take your opinion seriously when you spells "wasn't" with a fucking "Z".

    • BLVCK

      SO Y YALL NIKKAA HATE ON ROSS N ALL DEM NIKKAZ DAT MADE IT OUT DA HOOD N SUCCESS NIIKKA Y YALL HATE ON WAYNE U MEAN 2 TELL ME YALL NIKKAZ JUS HATE FO DA SAKE OF HATIN NIKKA?? LIKE DAT NIKKA X SAID WAY BAK WEN WAT THESE BITCHES WON 4RM A NIKKA

    • Concerned Chicagoan

      I want to preface all this by saying excuse the language I use as I only say this to prove a point. Explain to me what real nigga shit is? Is it glorifying what happens in the hood, because I thought the point was to leave the hood.?! I thought Malcolm gave his life so yours could be better. I thought Harriet Tubman risked her life to free slaves so niggas can kill each other? Im confused, but I will say whats happening in my city is real nigger shit, because its real ignorant. No compassion and no love in the hearts of kids who grow up in a concrete jungle. I dont blame the kids for this situation we are in, because they are on exactly what you call them real nigger shit. They know no better, because no one cared to teach them or they grew up in an environment where they had to slang and bang because they have no hope in the form of education. Wake up my people and stop being niggers and understand why this is happening and be a leader, start the conversation because w/o understanding we will continue this violent cycle. You are better and worth more than you believe my peopleWE WERE KINGS

    • Anonymous

      Blvck: Your mother should of had an abortion you are more useless then the condom your dad forgot to wear. Go read a book " Without Pictures". That is all. .

  • ATTENTION DX

    STOP POSTING ARTICLES ON THIS KID!! You know this dude is bad for everyone's health, his music is inspiring the murder rate, and this website continues to thrive off of (and support) Keef. BAN THIS KID FROM ALL RAP SITES.

    • Afrobeatproductions

      Nah, we need to raise awareness on him and other rappers that lower us by promoting senseless violence. Denounce this music and promote artists who are actually doing something and trying to help to make our communities a community again.

  • crazypee

    15 minutes of fame aint even start yet and its about to be done quick fast. Its about to all come crashing down

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