Chief Keef, “Wait”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 09.19.14 in Listen to This

In the continuing Chief Keef-makes-amazing-avant-garde-rap-pay-attention-now campaign, I submit “Wait.” Another beat that sounds like it’s a sample of the blue tentacle head opera singer from The Fifth Element gasping her dying breath, and Keef muttering arrhythmically into processing and chopping up melodies into tiny giblets. There are a hundred thousand little moments of intriguing confetti being strewn around in this song, and he’s dropped dozens more like it. At this point, “Don’t Like,” his biggest hit, is the most conservative, and possibly least interesting, song in his catalog.