Chief Keef

AHH Stray News: Chief Keef Signs With Interscope Records; French Montana’s Debut Pushed to Fall; Drake/Chris Brown Incident Has Club Shut Down

(AllHipHop News) After receiving widespread attention following the release of his “I Don’t Like” record, Chicago native Chief Keef has announced that he has inked a deal with Interscope Records. Keef told MTV during Power 107.9’s 17th Annual Birthday Bash in Atlanta over the weekend, “I’ve been talkin’ to a lot of labels, but I just noticed that Interscope got people like 50, Eminem. They was talkin’ good to me. They was talkin’ like I was talkin’ and I liked that. All these other labels, I was talkin’ to ‘em, but it’s time anyway for me and I’m goin’ with Interscope.”

Some of the teams that Keef passed on reportedly included Cash Money and T.I.’s Grand Hustle. During the interview, which can be viewed here, the rapper also revealed that he has signed a publishing deal with Dr. Dre who has his own Interscope deal via his label, Aftermath Entertainment. Keef most recently was featured on the “I Don’t Like” remix featuring Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and Jadakiss.

Despite having a July 17 release date scheduled for months, Bad Boy/MMG recording artist French Montana has announced a push back to Fall 2012 for his forthcoming debut album, Excuse My French. French, who is currently on traveling with Drake, Meek Mill, J. Cole, and 2 Chainz on the Club Paradise tour, released the first single from Excuse My French last week, titled “Pop That.” A visual for the record, which features Lil Wayne, Drake, and Rick Ross, is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Of the push back French Montana told Billboard, “I’m still working on a couple of the last pieces so I’m not really rushing it.” According to the rapper, the album is already more than halfway done.

Per TMZ, the nightclub where the much talked-about Chris Brown and Drake incident took place earlier this week has been shut down indefinitely. W.i.P., which is located in the basement of New York’s upscale Greenhouse lounge, was closed for business by the New York Police Department for a number of violations. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that “the Civil Enforcement Unit (a division of the NYPD) had been looking into violations at the club previously and the events that unfolded this week provided them with the opportunity to examine those violations more closely.”

However, none of the violations that W.i.P. was shut down for have any relation to the incident that took place between Drake and Brown following MMG’s Self Made Vol. 2 listening event across town in the Bronx at Sin City Cabaret. Cash Money President Bryan “Birdman” Williams told MTV of the altercation, “To me, I think n*ggas got Drake twisted. A lot of n*ggass be playin’, pitty-pattin’ with Drake. I don’t like that sh*t, period. Drake is one of us, so if you f*ckin’ with Drake, you f*ckin’ with us, period!”

More details are to be released in the coming days, although no charges have been pressed on Drake as of yet.

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