Over the past few months, 16 year old Chicago rapper Chief Keef was involved in a major label bidding war, that Interscope eventually won. T.I. was in the mix trying to get Keef to ink to his Grand Hustle imprint, but as you know, he missed out.

Although missing out on the opportunity to sign the 16 year old rapper, Tip still believes that Keef getting in the spotlight will be great for the new generation, as he believes they will now have a voice, as he notes that Chief Keef represents a part of the youth in America that doesn’t really have a voice right now.

T.I. recently chopped it up with MTV and explains his belief of Chief Keef becoming the voice of the youth of America, as he says:

“Chief Keef, I feel like he represents a part of America. He represents a part of the youth in America that ain’t really got a voice right now. We looking at ‘em, and we’re seeing the results of their actions, but we ain’t really listening to ‘em, and I think you gotta have a representative of each generation in order to understand what they dealing with.”

Watch Tip’s interview with MTV, where he also addressed having his hand in on the bidding war to sign Chief Keef, below: