It took five years, but Chief Keef can finally say he's an RIAA-certified artist.
On Wednesday (March 22), the RIAA announced that the Chicago-born drill rapper's two most popular singles—"I Don't Like" and "Love Sosa"—have each earned a Platinum certification.
Released in 2012, the Young Chop-produced "I Don't Like" reached as high as No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100—and was famously remixed by Kanye West on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer—while "Love Sosa" peaked at No. 56.
Earlier this year, the rapper, born Keith Cozart, independently released a mixtape entitled Two Zero One Seven, but, while the project as a whole has racked up some impressive stream numbers, none of its 17 tracks have taken off independent of the project.
While I would never count out a comeback, considering his fall from grace over the past half-decade, during which Keef was dropped by Interscope and later suspended by FilmOn, evicted from his suburban Chicago rental home, and in and out of jail on a number of occasions for minor drug charges and probation violations, it's very likely "I Don't Like" and "Love Sosa" will be both his first and last Platinum plaques.
As for new tunes, Keef fans can look forward to his collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, "Come Down," which will be housed on Mike WiLL Made-It's forthcoming Ransom 2, due out this Friday, March 24.