Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Dec 18, 2012
    50
    Keef is a remote presence on his major-label debut.
  2. 50
    Ultimately, Finally Rich exposes the limits of Keef's chosen lane and, worse, doesn't point toward a more optimal route.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Dec 18, 2012
    50
    When Finally Rich works (and it often does), it's thanks to everyone other than Chief Keef.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 60
    It's distressing, elementary and samey yet utterly unignorable.
  11. Dec 19, 2012
    50
    No amount of street cred can make up for this mostly middling, only intermittently marvellous record.
  12. The Source
    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]
  13. Dec 18, 2012
    60
    On Finally Rich he continues to execute a his niche sound, and at a high level.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 85
  2. Negative: 37 out of 85
  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. Feb 3, 2013
    1
    Let's just, for the sake of discussion, ignore Chief Keef's arrest, ignore him laughing at Lil Jojo's death, ignore the apathetic interviewsLet's just, for the sake of discussion, ignore Chief Keef's arrest, ignore him laughing at Lil Jojo's death, ignore the apathetic interviews he's been in and ignore the fact that his cohort (Lil Reese) has been accused of attacking a woman. Let's ignore all the other stuff. What do we get with this album? Nothing. Absolutely nothing, Chief Keef is lyrically so bad and so boring that he's pretty much non-existent on his own album. I don't hate Young Chop's production. Granted he's a Lex Luger ripoff, but he's at least a successful Lex Luger ripoff. With that said, Chief Keef doesn't know how to handle this kind of production which is weird because that's pretty much his producer. Chief Keef raps exactly like he talks in his interviews. He's not clever, he's not cohesive and most of all he doesn't care. The highlight of this album comes right in the beginning when this kid goes on a rampage talks about how Chief Keef is about that life and attacking the haters who question Keef's thuggish ways. It was hilarious but it also showed what the album was lacking; passion. Passion in the lyrics, passion in the hooks, passion in the flows. Young Chop tries really hard on the 7 (8 on the deluxe edition) tracks he's on but everyone else simply does not give a All the features are pathetic, 50 is bored, Jeezy Ross is phoned-in, French Montana is French Montana and Lil Reese is a piece of When Wiz Khalifa is the best rapper on this album, something is wrong. Chief Keef is not only a bad rapper, but he's a bad singer. Love SOSA, Hate Being Sober, No Tomarrow and Kay Kay are filled with either bad singing or bad autotuned singing. And Laughing At The Bank is devoided of anything good, I'm astounded that Jimmy Iovine thought this was album worthy. "I Don't Like" was better when it had Ye, Pusha, Big Sean Jada.

    I don't really have a worst album or worst rapper because I always am able to find something I like about them. But this is one of the worst albums I've ever heard. Yeah I said it. Worst then K-Fed's album, worse than any Soulja Boy release (although not by much), it is really that bad.
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