Handling A Firearm Violated Keef's Probation
There's a lot of different views floating around regarding Keith Cozart's recent tear-jerk displayed in court. What's he crying about? Well, due to a probation violation he has been sentenced to complete 60 days of Juvenile Detention. Now this may seem like a small feat to a seasoned criminal, but to anyone that has't been to jail 20-30 times this can be a major setback.
Keef's career was just starting to take off and now he's been hit by reality.
Sometimes rappers are too far gone to even be touched by doing time in jail, but it seems Keef hasn't been hardened by disappointments/failures to the point that he can't express emotion. I commend him for being human. Do I listen to his music? No. I don't really vibe to "shot em in the street and sell dope all day", but that doesn't mean that I can't respect someone making an effort to earn a dollar.
I hope for Keef's sake when he comes out of the other-side he will have gained some insight about consequences that can occur from irrational actions. I also hope that this doesn't cost him more than a mere inconvenience of sleep/eat patterns. Jail can be a scare thing, everyone isn't able to handle the hostile environment nor lack of choice.
This situation, however, can have a positive impact on some of the youth that support his music. Kids often try to emulate who they admire or aspire to become as an adult. Keef's experience probably just saved about 100 or so kids from making dumb decisions(this early in life, plenty of time for that later).
Several artists portray an image a character, an alternate persona which may do/say things that the real person never would in real life. The flexibility of being able to step outside of one's own mind has benefited several individuals in a monetary manner. But, every now an then, one believes their own hype and falls victim to their own imaginary sword-case in point- Chief Keef.