Video: Chief Keef & Mike WiLL Made-It – “DAMN SHORTY” ft. Sexyy Red

Critical Praise:
Rolling Stone’s 200 Best Hip-Hop Albums of All-Time (Finally Rich, #32)

“There is still nothing that feels like ‘Love Sosa,’ the breakout single from a then 17-year-old Chief Keef, from his debut album, Finally Rich. The Chicago rapper’s melodic, hard-nosed anthem shook the foundation of hip-hop. The kids were taking control in a way that the genre had never seen.” – Rolling Stone

“There’s no denying the influence of Keef’s menacing production, straightforward verses, and early D.I.Y. rap ethos on the generation of hip-hop artists that has followed.” – Pitchfork

“The influence and staying power of Chief Keef really cannot be overstated.” – The FADER
The Video:
Chief Keef and Mike WiLL Made-It’s recent mixtape DIRTY NACHOS is a nostalgia trip in the best way, harkening back to the raw sound and thrilling unpredictability of the DatPiff era. Today, the two trap titans recruit Sexyy Red for the video for “DAMN SHORTY,” a brassy and hard-hitting highlight from the tape. Propelled by Mike WiLL’s monster movie horns and crisp percussion and drops from the Trap-A-Holics themselves, “DAMN SHORTY” showcases the crackling chemistry between Sosa and Sexyy, who apply their signature styles to the swelling trap symphony. In the video, directed by NSTY, Sosa, Sexyy, and Mike WiLL sit down for a formal dinner, before they head to the gas station to do what they do best: get turnt.

The first collaborative mixtape between Chief Keef and Mike WiLL Made-It, DIRTY NACHOS is a diverse platter of hard-hitting street slappers, with each distinct element enhancing the other like jalapeños, chili, and cheese on a dish of fully-loaded nachos. The two legends make a perfect pair, the rapper switching up his flows to seamlessly fit the producer’s symphonic soundscapes. The scraping pizzicato strings of “RIDICULOUSNESS” inspire Sosa to sink his teeth into the instrumental and not let go, whipping quick cadences between the booming 808s. The album is home to acclaimed single “DIRTY NACHOS,” plus previously-released fan favorites “LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE,” “HARLEY QUINN,” “STATUS,” and “BANG BANG.” Featuring an additional appearance from 2 Chainz on “PULL UP GHOST CLAN,” DIRTY NACHOS is available everywhere via 43B / Ear Drummer Records / RBC Records.

Dirty Nachos is the opening salvo in what is shaping up to be a busy year for Chief Keef. The 28-year-old rapper is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on Almighty So 2. The sequel to one of Sosa’s most mind-bending projects (2013’s Almighty So, home to hits like “Blew My High”), Almighty So 2 follows in the wake of 2022 singles like “Racks Stuffed Inna Couch,” “Chief So,” and “Tony Montana Flow.” The hotly-anticipated Almighty So 2 drops later this year via 43B, Chief Keef’s record label, formed in a joint venture with BMG. Recently, Sosa collaborated with Sexyy Red on two singles from her Hood Hottest Princess (Deluxe)–”Ghetto Princess,” and “Bow Bow Bow (F My Baby Mama),” and teamed up with Lil Yachty for “Say Ya Grace,” a highlight from All Is Yellow, the first album by Lyrical Lemonade. The song’s Cole Bennett-directed video reached the top 5 of YouTube’s Trending chart, and racked up over 3 million views in its first week of release (8.2 million total).

Mike WiLL Made-It has been on a momentous streak with recent successes, including notable releases such as “Wanna Come Thru” ft. Coi Leray, the remix of U2’s “Atomic City”, Gucci Mane’s single, “Cold,” featuring B.G., and collaborations like “Blood Moon” with Lil Uzi Vert and “There I Go” with J. Cole and Gucci Mane. In a pioneering move, Mike WiLL Made-It was announced as the first-ever lead producer for the 2023-2024 NBA season on ESPN, with his track “Now or Neva” featuring MoneyBagg Yo, showcased in ESPN’s NBA In-Season Tournament official commercial. This came as a follow up to the initial single, “Different Breed,” featuring the incomparable Swae Lee and Latto. At this year’s Grammy Awards Mike WiLL received an Album of The Year nomination for his work on Endless Summer Vacation, alongside longtime collaborator Miley Cyrus, holding a producer credit on “Thousand Miles” (Ft. Brandi Carlile), “Violet Chemistry,” and “Muddy Feet” (Ft. Sia)”. Showing no signs of slowing down, 2024 promises to be an impactful and buzzy year for Mike WiLL with more new music on the horizon.

Watch “DAMN SHORTY” ft. Sexyy Red: https://youtu.be/dPwGJdZ2Q-o

Stream DIRTY NACHOS: https://chief-keef-mike-will-made-it.lnk.to/Dirty-Nachos-Album

DIRTY NACHOS tracklist:
INTRO
2 TIMES
DIRTY NACHOS
DOJA
RIDICULOUSNESS
PULL UP GHOST CLAN ft. 2 Chainz
DAMN SHORTY ft. Sexyy Red
WHY YOU MAD
WATCH FOR THE PIGS
CHARGED UP
PROMENADE
BEWARE OF DOGS
GIRL WOO
PLAYER IN ME
LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE
STATUS
HARLEY QUINN
BANG BANG

Sosa and Mike at work
Contact:
For Chief Keef, please contact:
Kerry Harrison, Audible Treats

For Mike WiLL Made It, please contact:
Brittany Concannon, FYI Brand Group
The Background:
About Chief Keef
Uncountably prolific, yet never seeming to run out of ideas, Chief Keef is embarking on a new chapter of his storied career. In 2022, ten years after he stormed into the game and changed it forever at only 16-years old, he announced the formation of 43B, his new record label formed in conjunction with BMG, and signed its first artist, Lil Gnar. The two 43B artists combined for the single “Almighty Gnar,” a beat-shifting banger, and reconnected in 2023 for the fiery “PB&J,” which also featured Young Nudy. In December 2021, the rapper shared his critically acclaimed project 4NEM, home to viral single “Yes Sir” and titanic opener “Bitch Where,” prominently used in the fourth season of FX’s Atlanta and recently included in Pitchfork’s Best Singles of 2022 list, and founded his new Web3 venture DigiGlo. With Almighty So 2 on the way and more milestones to achieve, Chief Keef plans to make 2024 his own. Stay tuned for much more.

About Mike WiLL Made-It
A leading force in Atlanta’s commercial rap supremacy for the better part of the 2010s, Mike WiLL Made-It began working with Gucci Mane as a teenager at the age of 17 and rode that momentum to establish and sustain mainstream presence with imposing productions for high-profile artists spanning Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop. Since topping the Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart for the first time with Kanye West, not a year has passed without a hit from the producer. He is behind lean, imposing hits by the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé, Rae Sremmurd, and Kendrick Lamar. Among his highlights are top ten pop entries with Lil Wayne’s “Love Me”, Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop”, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles”, and Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” The last of which has won a Grammy for Record of the Year. Mike WiLL Made-It’s rise to stardom continued with him releasing an assortment of collaborative headlining projects, including albums such as Ransom 2 and Creed II: The Album.
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“DAMN SHORTY” ft. Sexyy Red (w/ Mike WiLL Made-It): https://youtu.be/dPwGJdZ2Q-o

Dirty Nachos (w/ Mike WiLL Made-It): https://chief-keef-mike-will-made-it.lnk.to/Dirty-Nachos-Album

“Dirty Nachos” (w/ Mike WiLL Made-It): https://chiefkeef.lnk.to/Dirty-Nachos

Finally Rich (Complete Edition): http://chiefkeef.lnk.to/FinallyRichCE

Pre-order Almighty So 2: https://chiefkeef.lnk.to/AlmightySo2

“Racks Stuffed Inna Couch”: https://chiefkeef.lnk.to/RacksStuffed

“Chief So”: https://stem.ffm.to/chiefso

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