Chicago native Chief Keef made his way back to Dallas this past Saturday night for what may have been one of his best shows to date. That’s the easy part of it. With a Keef show, you’re almost asking the Gods of Chicago Drill to baptize each of its descendants and followers and Dallas got that and then some with the perfect mix of openers and headliner.

The openers for Saturday night included G.U.N., Loudiene, and Go Yayo to name a few. This was something new for a Chief Keef show. His past shows, at least in Dallas have honestly just been remembered as a bunch of artists performing 1 or maybe 2 and a half songs songs, a billion people crowding the stage and being so behind schedule that Keef wouldn’t get to perform for as long as his fans would have liked. But this time around, that didn’t happen. Sets were on time, openers were successfully getting the crowd hyped for Keef and keeping them pleasingly occupied until his set time. There was still a lot of people on stage, but this time around that really didn’t have any effect on the performance.

Before Keef went on stage, he held a short meet & greet backstage. A moment came where a crying fan entered the room to get a photo with his favorite rapper. Before that could happen, Keef felt he needed to talk to this kid and make him feel better, which he did by giving him some great moral advice. He put his arm around the kid and said “You go to school? You got good grades? You gonna be something in life? You’re gonna be something in life. For real. I only got the chance to be a rapper so this is just what I do. You got the chance to be something way better.” They took the picture and Keef then posted this photo on his own Instagram with the caption, “love this dude. stay in school much to love you. be something in life #300 you rock fool!” See the post below.

If the meet and greet wasn’t great enough already, the show definitely completed the night. Keef’s set was made up of not only his older material, but actually a good deal of new material. The show was packed and everybody was yelling his lyrics along with him to every single song. It’s weird to say, four years after the initial infatuation of “Don’t Like” that Chief Keef has only grown as an artist, a person, and his fanbase has grown with him, as day one fans and the continue new fans learning about his music.

Chief Keef has always been an enigma. To a large swath of young Dallas rap fans, he’s a key part of their upbringing.