Common Says He Hopes Chief Keef "Continues To Grow"

Common offers advice to Chief Keef going forward and a possible solution to reducing the violence in Chicago.

Yesterday Chicago legend Common called Tony Sculfield & The Morning Riot to discuss some of the recent news out of his hometown. Common, whose new movie LUV hit theaters yesterday, had some advice for fellow Chicagoan Chief Keef, and also gives his view on how to rebuild the communities within the city that have been plagued with gun violence.

Common was straightforward when asked about Chief Keef's current legal troubles. “Right now it’s about making choices," he said. “Am I gonna go do this, which is gonna turn out to be good for me and I can get all of the things I want in life if I make these good choices… or let my influences be like well I'ma do this and get in some trouble and not think about the consequences.”

The veteran emcee offered his support to the rising star Keef, whose recent legal troubles have threatened his young career. “I hope he continues to grow and gets his lessons… I’m here to support him.”

Common spoke of the need for more people to reach out to the younger generation in order to deter them from the path they're on.

“We definitely need characters that care and can come back to the shorties and say we’re gonna give you the love you need. Not just saying you shouldn’t be on the streets, but saying if you have a dream we’re going to help you get to that dream."

Check out the full interview below

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31 Comments

  • Anonymous

    you motherfuckers are stupid

  • Anonymous

    "can't be NAS" Who in their right mind would want to be Nas? He's never been MJ. More like Tracy Mcgrady.

    • Anonymous

      Chief Keef is garbage and got some 13 year old pregnant. Common is a lyricist, but not a legend; as far as Nas goes: Are you niggas kidding me? Like really? Nas is the inspiration for most of the rappers in the game now, the "real" ones at least. You niggas forget bout ether? Must of and "who doesn't want to be nas" Nigga any rapper that metaphorically would even resemble Jordan is dead.

  • Your Name*

    Every nigga that rap can't be NAS, Every nigga that hoop can't be Jordan, somebody gotta warm the bench. It may be hard to believe but he probably is doing the very best he can do. There are ignorant motherfuckers out there who can relate, lowlifes convicts dirtbags, niggas who are too lazy or scared to try and make something out of themselves

  • Your Name*

    I not talking about him as an artist, im not buying this nigga's album whenever it come out . Im talking about him making dumb ass decisions, some people mature faster than others, some people never mature, he still has time to grow though, he just need to surround himself with people who really care about him, all his people gangbang , they can't teach him no real life lessons, interscope loving every minute of this shit, exploiting him for his "bad boy" image, as soon as he catch a Real Charge, they gone disown his black ass, he is a horrible rapper but I'm sure he loves what he do and he getting paid and taking care of his family, why can't we ever be happy for one another? WTF , if you don't like his music don't listen.

  • Your Name*

    You do realize this dude is still a kid right?

  • YEBO

    Y'ALL FUCKIN' DUMBASSES, HOW DARE YOU ARE TO COMPARE CHIEF KEEF ALREADY FAILED CAREER WITH COMMON'S CLASSICS. HE IS ONE OF THE BEST RAPPERS OUT THERE, HE IS INFLUENTAL AND CONSCIOUS, SOMETHING LIKE CHI-TOWN'S NAS. AND I SPENT MANY HOURS HATING ON CHIEF KEEF IN THESE COMMENTS, JUST BECAUSE I THINK HE DOESN'T WANT ANY HELP FROM OTHERS, HE'S JUST ANOTHER IGNORANT NIGGA AND BASED ON HIS TWITTER BEHAVIOR, MUSIC AND OPINIONS, HE DOESN'T DESERVE ANY HELP. BUT I LIKE THE COMMON'S IDEA, HOPE IT WILL BE POSSIBLE SOMEDAY. AND DON'T ACT LIKE COMMON HAD FLOPPED EVERYTIME. HE HAS THREE GOLD PLAQUES AND HIS EVERY MAJOR ALBUM DEBUTED WITH BETTER NUMBERS THAN FINALLY RICH DID. I DOUBT KEEF WILL BE ABLE TO SELL MORE THAN 200K, OR MAYBE YES, WE HAVE TOO MANY DUMB PEOPLE WHO WILL BUY IT.

  • Anonymous

    "what's so funny about that?" You blast Ross for never having gone platinum, yet you're giving Common a pass. Be consistent or surrender your keyboard to a higher authority.

    • The MG

      Well, you're the doing the same thing aren't you? You're blasting Common for never going plat but giving Ross a pass. What makes you different?

    • Anonymous

      Nobody's giving Rick Ross a pass. Album sales shouldn't matter when comparing mc's. Chief keef and Rick Ross can't rhyme for shit, they rap about irrevelant stuff no one cares about because they aren't skilled enough mc's to make music with substance. The only reason you probably hate on Common is because you're not educated enough to understand what he's rhyming about therefore you consider him whack. Listen to some good hip hop music then come back and make a relevant argument homie.

    • Anonymous

      Nigga don't you ever whack me again in your life. You still got too much to live.

  • Anonymous

    Next thing you know "Common's Mother Is Found Dead In Milwaukee".

  • Anonymous

    "He'll never be a veteran with classic albums" Classic albums lol Good one.

    • Anonymous

      what's so funny about that? Resurrection, like water for chocolate, Be... I used to love her alone shits on your favorite rappers career

  • Anonymous

    I can't wait until these real Chicago rappers grow some balls and properly address these wack ass idiots coming out of their city. Kanye cosigning the shit (fuck him for that), Lupe tried but ended up kissing the nigga's feet, now Common is all like "i'm here to support him". I'm pretty sure there's some real niggas in the chi that could use your support. Rhymefest is the only one that I respect now. I hope they dont ever release that no rapping ass bitch chief keef.

  • Anonymous

    these new niggas think money lasts forever,,.and they think they are indestructible. common you from a different era nigga its like Jordan giving LBJ advice nigga is hard headed. they never gonna learn,

  • Anonymous

    "He'll never get to Commons level" You mean the never gone platinum level?

  • Anonymous

    What about that EP Common's supposed to be dropping this month?

  • tru

    good to see tha black man lookin out for one another real talk. i got yo back chief

  • Anonymous

    Chief Keef's a fuckin dumbass. Let that dude rot in jail who gives a fuck. If hes gonna be a dumb hoodrat then let him be a dumb hoodrat on the street. If he gets shot its his fault, who cares? Hell never get to Commons level.

  • Hmm

    I still don't understand why people want to help Chief Keef so much he's a fucking retard and deserves none of Commons help.

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