Finally Rich - Chief Keef
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    Keef [has] formidable talent for writing hooks (and tracks) that are both naggingly catchy and strangely joyless. [Feb 2013, p.61]
  2. Dec 20, 2012
    80
    He's proven he can assimilate into the world of mainstream rap while still retaining his singularity.
  3. Dec 18, 2012
    75
    Finally Rich benefits from some professional tweaks in the mix, but otherwise leaves Keef's sound untouched. And in addition to succeeding on its own terms, it proves that Keef has a lot of potential-- much more than his detractors might have hoped.
  4. Dec 18, 2012
    63
    The 17-year-old Chicago thug offers infectious odes to nihilism and tirades against haters that are as simple-minded and catchy as they are brutal.
  5. Feb 21, 2013
    60
    Production from the likes of Young Chop, Mike Will Made It, and Lex Luger propel Finally Rich since it's evident that Chief Keef cares just as much about precise lyricism as he does about keeping the peace on the Southside of Chicago. [Feb-Mar 2013, p.91]
  6. 60
    It's distressing, elementary and samey yet utterly unignorable.
  7. Jan 3, 2013
    60
    Portentous, monochrome synths, staccato beats and torpid tempos provide a backdrop of cheap grandeur; Keef doesn't so much ride the beat as pace suspiciously alongside it (sometimes, it's more like plodding).
  8. Dec 31, 2012
    60
    Rapping with his affectless slur and bricklayer's tempo over rolling, mid-speed beats, Keef (who was criticized for mocking a murder victim, his rival, on Twitter) seems unshakably confident but profoundly directionless.
  9. Dec 18, 2012
    60
    On Finally Rich he continues to execute a his niche sound, and at a high level.
  10. Jan 8, 2013
    50
    Most poeple probably have those two tracks ["Love Sosa" and "I Don't Like"], and there isn't anything else on here that warrants buying this or taking the time to find a torrent of it.
  11. Dec 19, 2012
    50
    No amount of street cred can make up for this mostly middling, only intermittently marvellous record.
  12. Dec 18, 2012
    50
    There's also a joyless and dispiriting quality to the music, something soul crushing in how the most backward elements of rap culture have coalesced into one hardened teenager.
  13. Dec 18, 2012
    50
    When Finally Rich works (and it often does), it's thanks to everyone other than Chief Keef.
  14. Dec 18, 2012
    50
    Keef is a remote presence on his major-label debut.
  15. 50
    Ultimately, Finally Rich exposes the limits of Keef's chosen lane and, worse, doesn't point toward a more optimal route.
  16. Dec 18, 2012
    50
    Though French Montana fits well on "Diamonds," his presence distracts from the youngster's appeal with similarly dull results stemming from rivals Young Jeezy & Rick Ross on "Understand Me" and an updated "3Hunna" respectively. These flaws along with the senseless experimental delivery of "Laughin' To The Bank" water down an otherwise exciting listen for anyone willing to humor Keef's madness.
  17. Jan 24, 2013
    40
    A hardened, firsthand account of the preordained dire straits of the American underclass, and Waka Flocka Flame-indebted boast talk minus the charisma.
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. Jan 4, 2013
    0
    It's sad what kind of music youth are being brought up to enjoy today. Chief Keef is one of the worst artists known to man and can barely rap,It's sad what kind of music youth are being brought up to enjoy today. Chief Keef is one of the worst artists known to man and can barely rap, let alone create a song. No stars ever. Full Review »
  2. Dec 18, 2012
    6
    This album is basically for people who like Trap. This album gets people going crazy in their cars, house, parties etc. Overall some songs areThis album is basically for people who like Trap. This album gets people going crazy in their cars, house, parties etc. Overall some songs are awful. But there some songs that I love. A 6/10 is a fair review for this album Full Review »
  3. Dec 18, 2012
    5
    What you have to understand is that this isnt meant to be super lyrical and deep rap music like Kendrick Lamar or Lupe Fiasco. This is meantWhat you have to understand is that this isnt meant to be super lyrical and deep rap music like Kendrick Lamar or Lupe Fiasco. This is meant to pump up people and "Go Hard" at pep rallys, in the locker room before a game, or when your at a party. Most of the songs on this album are pretty ehh, but the ones that are good definitly go hard, similar to Keef's last mixtape. Full Review »