Cordae and Hit-Boy lead the board in their “Checkmate” video
Earlier this month, Cordae teamed up again with California producer Hit-Boy to contribute the triumphant new single “Checkmate” to the soundtrack of Crazy 2023. Today they shared a simple but effective video for “Checkmate”, which focuses on Cordae and Hit-Boy in the studio with a football game on TV in the background, black and white team shots and, of course, close-ups. shots of chessboard in middle of intense match. The video feels very much like a throwback to the 2000s in the style of the track, evoking the exuberant and rebellious energy of the Dipset takeover at the turn of the millennium.
“Checkmate” followed Cordae’s second studio album, From a bird’s eye view, which dropped in January and spawned singles “Sinister” — which was also produced by Hit-Boy and features Lil Wayne — “Parables” and “Chronicles” featuring HER and Lil Durk. He also got better, gave an insightful TED talk and shone in his Coachella debut. He continued the momentum in August with a double single with “Unacceptable” and “So With That”, and he’s already started teasing a new mixtape to add to his impressive growing catalog.
Watch the video for “Checkmate” above.
Cordae is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.