Chief Keef is giving fans some new music before he drops his second full-length studio album.
Although some might argue that releasing a follow-up to a record that hasn’t dropped yet is not unlike putting the cart before the horse, apparently Keef doesn’t care about such things. According to Complex, the rapper intends to release an EP entitled Bang 4 before Bang 3 hits store shelves on March 3. In some circles that’s called forward thinking.
Those of you who still need more Chief Keef material in their lives right now have Back from the Dead 2 looming on the horizon as well. Keef’s stint in rehab obviously didn’t slow down his creative output, which means fans better have some mad money lying around the house. The guy’s definitely making a bid for your spare change.
Check out the Bang 4 EP artwork below.
“Bang4 The EP Bfo B3” pic.twitter.com/dhCq1qV73D
— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) February 26, 2014
Here’s the Back from the Dead 2 mixtape cover.
— KING (@Samuels_n) February 19, 2014
Chief Keef told Billboard earlier this month that his upcoming efforts are a lot stronger than Bang 2 and Almighty So. Since the rapper was under the influence of prescription cough syrup at the time he put the mixtapes together, they didn’t come out as strong as he’d originally hoped.
“My last two mixtapes were mistakes. I was on promethazine, all drugged out. I was tweaking. I don’t sip the lean no more though,” he told he publication. In other words, Bang 3 and the Bang 4 EP are a return to form for Keef.
Manager Peeda Pan admitted to Billboard that the rapper occasionally loses his temper with the guy. He said, “A lot of times, I got p***ed off at Keef. He knows what he’s doing a lot more than people give him credit for. He has control. People ask, ‘Why did he do that?’ He knows why.”
What do fans think about Chief Keef releasing Bang 4 before Bang 3? Check out some Twitter reactions below.
Chief Keef is releasing Bang 4 before Bang 3 because his music is ahead of its time
— Yeezykage Sama (@Tee_Rok) February 27, 2014
Chief Keef dropping “Bang 4” before “Bang 3”? WOAH HE’S CHANGING THE MIXTAPE GAME FOR GOOD RT RT
— (@razorxmiyagi) February 28, 2014
Chief Keef changing the game and the mathematical system of numbers by dropping Bang 4 before Bang 3…
— Walt. (@beachesxw) February 27, 2014
lmao chief keef is releasing “Bang 4” before “Bang 3”. my man needs school
— Mikie (@0gB0bby_J0hns0n) February 27, 2014
Chief Keef is a marketing genius and is releasing “Bang 4” before “Bang 3” I dont think anyone else could do that besides Chief Keef
— Sam Olsen (@solsen74) February 27, 2014
Are you a fan of Chief Keef? What do you think about the rapper releasing the Bang 4 EP before Bang 3? Is Keef a marketing genius or out of his mind?