Kodak Black believes Chicago rapper Chief Keef should be certified diamond. While many agree, others have a lot to say on why they disagree.
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Seven years after being released, Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” is now certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
However, Kodak Black is claiming that it’s not good enough for the Chicago rapper, considering his sound’s influence.
The Florida rapper took to Instagram to give Chief Keef his flowers for his newfound success, adding that the “Laughin’ To The Bank” rapper should have plenty of diamond records by now.
“No Thotties! Really All Yo Shit. Should B Diamond Right Na Boy.”
Yak’s claim sparked a buzz on social media, causing radio personality Charlamagne Tha God to add his two cents to the discussion.
The Breakfast Club host said Chief Keef would not be considered an “influential rapper in hip-hop because he didn’t impact the world” as other rappers have done.
Many fans from different countries disagreed with his take to prove that Sosa is known internationally.
Fans were no’t the only ones to come to the “Faneto” rapper’s defense. Chicago rapper G Herbo gave his hometown homie credit too. Herbo disagreed with the radio host, making sure it’s known that “it wouldn’t be a lot of artists if it wasn’t for Sosa.”
His style, lingo, and, most importantly, introducing Drill to the rap scene make him beyond influential.
It is noteworthy that the streaming era has played a significant role in why artists like Chief Keef take a long time to reach RIAA certification.
Instead of paying to download music, fans stream it, causing artists to miss out on numbers.
However, this does not appear to have held back the “Love Sosa” rapper. He continues to make power moves with or without downloads.
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While an artist’s influence on hip-hop is essential, it is time for artists to think bigger about influencing the RIAA to update its requirements in the streaming era.
For example, the number of plays on a song should also impact the artist’s record certification.
Back in 2013, rap mogul Jay-Z was living out his “New Rules” Magna Carta Holy Grail promo campaign as RIAA made changes in light of his album sales.