Chief Keef, real name Keith Cozart, burst onto the hip-hop scene as a teen in 2012 out of the Southside of Chicago, snatching the mic and the moment with a raw, unfiltered style that felt new and necessary. His impact was immediate and undeniable – a tidal wave that swept the landscape, redefining the sound of hip-hop from the ground up. His debut album, “Finally Rich,” offered a glimpse into the future of the genre with its drill-infused beats and heavy, unapologetic lyrics, a patchwork of street bravado and youthful nonchalance.

The tracks from that album like “I Don’t Like” and “Love Sosa”, for example, are the definitive works of his early career, mirroring Keef’s transition from the streets of Chicago’s South Side to his reign atop the hip-hop throne. His later albums, such as “Bang 3” with tracks like “Laughin’ to the Bank” and “Faneto,” continued to build up his musical arsenal, incorporating elements of trap music and hard-hitting storytelling. And who could forget the brilliance of “Almighty So,” with mesmerizing performances in “Save Me” and “Baby What’s Wrong With You”

Keef’s discography is rich and varied, dotted with highs and lows, but it’s his steadfast commitment to his own vision of what hip-hop should sound like that makes him a true innovator. Each album, each single, each verse—it all paints a portrait of an artist unafraid to experiment, to push boundaries, to rewrite the unwritten rules of the game.

So let’s get into it. From “Finally Rich” to “Thot Breaker,” here are the Top 25 Chief Keef Songs from all releases, including collaborations:

25
Semi on Em

Features: Gucci Mane

The song brims with raw energy, accentuated by fierce verses and a relentless beat, creating a sonic echo of Keef’s gritty Chicago streets. Featuring Gucci Mane, the pair trade bars about staying strapped and ready for action, embodying the axiom of survival in a chaotic and ruthless environment. It’s a prime example of Keef’s ability to fuse the visceral with the lyrical in his inimitable style.

24
Hadouken

The track’s title, a nod to the famous Street Fighter move, parallels Keef’s own attacks—blunt and powerful. His words, punctuated by occasional ad-libs, paint an audacious picture of his lifestyle, infused with braggadocious street talk. Keef makes every line hit hard, immersing us fully in his reality, delivering a sound worth replaying.

23
Harley Quinn

Lyrically, Keef utilizes the character Harley Quinn as a metaphor, likening his femme fatal relationship to the infamous DC comic book duo. The song’s pulsating beats coupled with his deft wordplay make it a stand-out in his catalog, a testament to Keef’s innovation and staying power in the game.

22
Finally Rich

The lyrics reflect his appreciation for his newfound prosperity while holding steadfast to his roots in Chicago’s O-Block. Keef asserts his dominance, flexing his wealth, but makes clear that his loyalty still lies with his crew and that his street rules haven’t changed. His tributes to his fans (without whom he acknowledges he wouldn’t have made it this far) underscore the bond between an artist and his audience that can’t be undervalued.

21
I Don’t Know Dem

Keef’s gritty storytelling shines through the lyrics, as he chronicles harsh realities of the Chicago streets with chilling authenticity. Lyrics like “My niggas keep them tools and make ’em blow some” and “Ride on an opp and then smoke ’em” are a testament to the uncompromising hardness of his music, painting a vivid picture of street warfare.

20
Everyday

The ominous beat crafts the perfect backdrop for Keef’s raw narratives, showing his mastery in turning struggles into lyrical diatribes. A potent demonstration of storytelling, the joint solidifies Keef’s place as a voice of his generation.

19
Save Me

Here, Keef grapples with the pressures of fame, success, and street life, presenting an emotionally layered narrative. The haunting production matches the lyrical content as he pleas for salvation, offering a raw and candid insight into the complexities of Keef’s psyche that keeps listeners coming back for more.

18
Love No Thotties

The term ‘Thotties’ – a Chicago slang for girls who chase after men with money – is used in the chorus, conveying a depth of frustration and distrust. Keef’s candid expression of disillusionment with the grime of street life is what makes this a standout track in his repertoire, embodying the complex emotional terrain navigated by those living on the edge.

17
Bitch Where

The track sees Keef searing through doubts with a fiery flow that can only be likened to an unleashed freight train. His matter-of-fact delivery compounds the confrontational theme of the track, leaving no room for uncertainty – a true reflection of his gritty Chi-Town upbringing.

16
Kobe

The track is laced with potent metaphors, paying homage to the tenacity and drive of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Keef juxtaposes his own rise from the rough streets of Chicago to the pinnacle of the rap game, highlighting his determination to overcome adversity and earn his stripes just like Bryant did on the basketball court.

15
Winnin

Features: King Louie

The hook, bristling with bravado, finds Keef unapologetically proclaiming his victory in the face of adversity. The gritty lyrics underline his rise from the mean streets of Chi-Town to the pinnacles of hip-hop, making “Winnin” a defiant testament to Keef’s survival spirit.

14
Earned It

With his laid-back delivery and an endless supply of punchlines, Keef paints a vivid picture of his rise from the bottom, never faking or fronting, only pure grinding. It’s his gritty rendition of the age-old message – you gotta work for what you want, showcasing his unwavering commitment to his craft and his hood.

13
3Hunna

Features: Rick Ross

It’s laced with real-life narratives of survival, with Keef articulating the harsh realities he’s witnessed on the Southside of Chi-town. Pulling no punches, this certified banger emphasizes his loyalty to his squad and solidified Keef’s spot as a key player in the drill music landscape.

12
War

Over a menacing beat, Keef exercises unfiltered street commentary, painting a chilling and visceral image of his reality in Chicago’s Southside. The hard-hitting chorus underlines the state of perpetual combat he’s locked in, making it a bold declaration of his warrior mentality.

11
Hallelujah

Keef’s lyrics offer a harsh yet honest look into his world, effectively conveying both the struggle and triumph. The repetitive ‘hallelujah’ underlines his gratitude for the life he’s fashioned, a stark juxtaposition against the grim realities he often presents. It’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success – a true testament of Keef’s dynamic artistry.

10
Laughin’ To The Bank

Chief Keef switches up his flow, opting for more of a melodic taunt than his typical drill disposition. The track captures his unabashed attitude towards his newfound wealth, a result of his hustle and determination. A perfect expression of the “get-rich-or-die-trying” ethos that permeates streets of the Windy City’s southside.

9
Yes Sir

Framed by a booming beat, Keef’s assertive delivery underscores his raw lyricism. His refusal to bow to societal pressures, often communicated through his lyrics, is something that resonates deeply with listeners. Providing a candid peek into his life, the track is emblematic of Keef’s defiant artistry.

8
Tony Montana Flow

With menacing lyrics lattice-worked over ominous beats, it’s a ruthless portrayal of his perspective on power and respect. This track showcases Keef’s lyrical prowess as he melds his narrative seamlessly into the gritty reality of his existence.

7
Uh Uh (feat. Playboi Carti)

Features: Playboi Carti

Their contrasting styles – Keef’s staccato flow juxtaposed with Carti’s playful ad-libs – create a compelling sonic tapestry. The lyrics dip into street bravado and flexing while maintaining a dismissive attitude towards those who questioned their rise in the hip-hop scene.

6
Kills

A narrative of survival and resilience, the lyrics reveal a stark personal landscape, making the song an unfiltered expression of Chief’s experience in the unforgiving streets of Chiraq. Its gritty lyricism marks it as a standout among Keef’s work.

5
Save That Shit

Features: Soulja Boy

Keef lays down lasting principles about the relationship between loyalty, respect, and money. His rugged delivery starkly contrasts with the shimmering synth-heavy production, underlining the raw honesty and resonance tucked within his lyrics.

4
Faneto

The song is a testament to Keef’s resilience and ability to channel his life experiences into anthemic authenticity. Known for its anthemic hook, “Faneto” has become a staple in Keef’s catalog, solidifying his reputation as a hip-hop heavyweight that dominates with his aggressive delivery and raw lyrical potency.

3
Hate Bein’ Sober

Features: 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa

His verses, intertwined with features from 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa, create an ethos that resonates with his audience, cementing Keef’s image as a trendsetter in drill music.

2
I Don’t Like

Features: Lil Reese

A hard-hitting critique of phoniness and deceit, backed by grimy beats and packed with brooding lyricism, it’s a stern message from Chi-Town’s South Side. Delivered with Keef’s gruff cadence, the hook’s repetition of “That’s the shit I don’t like” solidifies his stance against superficiality and pretension. It’s a raw and chilling essence of the gritty realities of hood life.

1
Love Sosa

It’s a no-holds-barred, relentless narrative of life in Chi-town’s grim underbelly, draped over a booming drill beat. Keef’s refrain, “These bitches love Sosa” became a viral sensation, manifesting both the volatile allure and harsh reality of his world.