Finally Rich - Chief Keef
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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio album for the Chicago rapper includes guest appearances from such artist as 50 Cent, French Montana, Lil Reese, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, and Young Jeezy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 28, 2013
    Keef [has] formidable talent for writing hooks (and tracks) that are both naggingly catchy and strangely joyless. [Feb 2013, p.61]
  2. Dec 18, 2012
    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.
  3. Dec 18, 2012
    On Finally Rich he continues to execute a his niche sound, and at a high level.
  4. Feb 21, 2013
    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]
  5. Dec 18, 2012
    When Finally Rich works (and it often does), it's thanks to everyone other than Chief Keef.
  6. Dec 19, 2012
    No amount of street cred can make up for this mostly middling, only intermittently marvellous record.
  7. Jan 24, 2013
    A hardened, firsthand account of the preordained dire straits of the American underclass, and Waka Flocka Flame-indebted boast talk minus the charisma.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. May 3, 2014
    Chief Keef does what he does best: Riding incredible beat with exceptional flow.

    If you go into every hip-hop release anticipating Black
    Star-level social commentary you shouldn't listen to this.

    If you listen to this project expecting trap-bangers, you'll have a great time.

    The obvious star of this project is clearly the production (mostly handled by the incredibly talented Young Chop), but something about Chief Keef is special. Of course, the lyrics aren't really great in the usual sense, but Keef rides these trap-beats like no other. Catchy, melodic and at times hilarious.

    This project seems to be getting a lot of flak for it's brashness, by people who don't seem to be letting the record do what it does: bang. If you're not open minded you shouldn't visit this project.
  2. Jan 24, 2013
    Not nearly as bad as people are saying, or repeating. The positive professional reviews seem to explain it well enough, especially Pitchfork and the LA Times. Expand
  3. Dec 26, 2012
    If youre looking for another GKMC or even F & L 2, youve already made your first mistake. Chief Keef knows his lane and isnt trying to step out of that by trying to be more complex/lyrical than what he already is(nt). With that being said, Finally Rich is a fun, solid album. Catchy song after catchy song. The album includes many of Keefs career highlights, such as "I Dont Like", "Understand Me", and "3Hunna". Songs somewhat sound the same, which may have something to do with Keefs tone and delivery throughout.
    Although "Citgo", the best song on the album, stands out. The soft, blissful beat is addicting. And Keef singing adlibs is quite hilarious. Speaking of hilarious, "Laughing To The Bank" is another one of the albums best songs. "Finally Rich" is just bad. The song sounds incomplete. Yea the rapping doest meet requirements, at all, but youll still find yourself singing along while blasting this in your car or headphones.
    Top Songs:
    "No Tomorrow"
    "Laughing To The Bank"
    "Understand Me"
  4. Dec 26, 2012
    This album is an example of the worst Hip-Hop that might exist, with a production of the worst that could be exist. The collaborations with 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa does not help, rather do worse. However, "I Do not Like" is good, sure, but you can not want for more from this mediocre-auto-tune rapper. Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2012
    Anybody that is giving this album above a five is completely delusional. Lyrics + themes are so generic, repetitive beat patterns - it's all been heard and used hundreds of times before, so what's so special about Finally Rich? Hooks are whack, as are Keef's lyrics. The features (50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Young Jeezy + Rick Ross) are less than useless. They just add more salt to the wound.

    The only decent tracks are "I Don't Like" and "Love Sosa", while "Laughing to the Bank" is the most annoying and trashy rap songs I have ever heard. Overall there's nothing justifiable about this album. Worst of all, the album was released just months after the hype. The label must've thought it was a good marketing scheme but the album only charted at no. 29 in the US. I see that the direction is trap rap/party rap, but Keef could've at least put in a bit more effort into it.
  6. Feb 3, 2013
    Let'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.
  7. Jan 10, 2013
    I'm sure everyone has trouble understanding Chief Keef. Production is trash, i wasn't looking for an incredible lyricist but dude just says more random **** than 2 Chainz, except without humour. even hooks are terrible. I 1st listened to this after i found out Love Sosa was supposed to be on GTAV and I was dissapointed with the album giving me 45 min of painful trap **** Expand

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