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Chicagoans Belted Chief Keef’s ‘Faneto’ From Their Balconies This Weekend For An Impromptu Sing-Along

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Chicagoans Belted Chief Keef’s ‘Faneto’ From Their Balconies This Weekend For An Impromptu Sing-Along

On lockdown, Chicago bangs Chief Keef.

The City of Chicago was rocked over the weekend by blasting beats, hard-hitting claps, and thunderous shouts as Chicago balconies energetically ‘sang’ the lyrics of Chief Keef’s Faneto.

All over the world, we’ve seen how the power of song can help unify a city. There’ve been operas, ballads, and jam sessions, but  sometimes these songs don’t quite capture, nor express the true energy of a city.

That’s why, over the weekend, Chicago had an explosive sing-a-long that blew all others out of the water with their rendition of Faneto by Chief Keef.

The 24-year-old rapper from Englewood, Chicago originally released his signature drill-style song over Soundcloud in 2014.

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His self-produced single was an instant hit, and found a re-insurgence in 2018 when Jay-Z quoted its bars on the lead single from EVERYTHING IS LOVE — his joint album with Beyoncé.

Bri Kayy wrote on Twitter: “so chicago decided to have a chief keef sing along. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE CHICAGO.”

Faneto is somewhat infamous. In 2018, Faneto drove a party in Cremson into such a hype that its mass of bouncing listeners caused the floor to collapse.

The music video for the Faneto dropped in 2016, and currently as over 30,000,000 views.

While ‘heart-warming’ might not be the right word, it was a sign, that even though Chicago is on lockdown — now longer than expected — it still has enough energy and life to bring the noise.

[Featured image:@@kylertrautner via unsplash]