(AllHipHop News) Chief Keef has been having a tough week, as he was recently sentenced to a short bid in a juvenile detention center for a gun violation.
Rockie Fresh, the newest Rick Ross signee, has come to his fellow Chicagoan's defense as Keef starts a 60-day jail sentence. Rockie told AllHipHop people are quick to judge young people like Keef, but not so quick to mentor them.
"I do feel like people are too hard on him, because they are not doing nothin' to help. When you an older person and you realize there's an issue going on with somebody younger, especially in the African American community, older people have a tendency to look down," Rockie told AllHipHop.com during an interview at Premier Studios in New York. "[They are] totally be disgusted by young people and the moves that we making. But, instead of really trying to find the root of why its that way, and really trying to fix it."
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Keef is a gang leader, authorities allege, and has not changed his ways. Before his sentence was handed down, Keef reportedly pleaded for leniency to no avail. “I beg you, please, give me one more chance to show you. I’m a very good-hearted person. I have not picked up any more cases. That’s not my life anymore,” Chief Keef stated in court.
Rockie alleges Keef is basically making lemonade from the lemons life handed him.
"I don't know what his life was like before he got on. I can't judge him," he said. "And I feel like people that's much older than us, instead of trying to get in tune [with us] and help, instead of looking at their kids in terms of how much they need to watch over them…that's the problem.
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Continuing, Rockie expressed: "And the things is, he's coming from a background that was clearly relevant before he started making music. Regardless of what people say about him, he still a young person that got out of the hood by putting in hard work. And he was able to release and album that was put in stores. That's something that has to be applauded. I respect him for that."
Keef's debut, Finally Rich, came out last month,
Rockie Fresh recently hosted a NYC listening session for his Maybach Music debut mixtape, Electric Highway. The rapper gave participating media an actual cassette tape of the trippy musical excursion.
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