Chief Keef’s manager, Rovan “Dro” Manuel, opened up about the young rapper’s deal with Interscope Records, his many mistakes over the past year, and where he thinks Keef will find himself once he’s done serving a 60-day sentence in juvenile detention.
Manuel spoke about the clause in the Interscope deal that says Keef’s major label debut, Finally Rich, has to sell 250,000 copies or the contract could be nullified.
“I’d imagine they would have some kind of clause like that, but with us doing what we did without promotions, videos, nothing, we’ve already sold 170, 180 [thousand copies] and we have until December,” Dro explained in an interview. “So, I’m not worried about that, no one’s worried about that. We’re gonna beat that with our eyes closed without doing anything.”
Manuel also said that he feels Keef will change once he’s free.
“I think he [will]. I got a message from him that he’s had a wake-up call,” he says. “This is a wake-up call for him. It wasn’t even his fault that it happened, but it happened. I think he’s gonna come out a different person. I think he’s gonna come out with some new music, a new attitude…he’s gonna get out and do some shows, and hopefully go up the charts. And shoot the video for ‘Hate Being Sober.'”