"Love Sosa"
Single by Chief Keef
from the album Finally Rich
ReleasedOctober 18, 2012
Recorded2012
Genre
Length3:23
LabelGlory Boyz Entertainment, Interscope
Songwriter(s)Keith Cozart, Tyree Pittman
Producer(s)Young Chop
Chief Keef singles chronology
"I Don't Like"
(2012)
"Love Sosa"
(2012)
"Hate Bein' Sober"
(2013)
Music video
"Love Sosa" on YouTube

"Love Sosa" is the second single by rapper Chief Keef from his debut studio album Finally Rich (2012). It was released on October 18, 2012. The song was produced by Young Chop, and written by both him and Chief Keef.

The accompanying music video was directed by Duan Gaines, more commonly known as DGainz. The film features Chief Keef and his collective performing in front of the camera while inside a house. The music video was released on October 18, 2012, the same day the single was released.

Background

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The song leaked to the internet unfinished in 2012, and about a week later, it was leaked in full version. The song was released through iTunes a few weeks later.

Music video

The music video, directed by DGainz, was shot and released on October 18, 2012. It was shot in the same spot as the video for Keef's first single "I Don't Like". The video was shot on the South Side of Chicago. The video has over 190 million views on YouTube.

Remix

Although an official remix is not released yet, in December 2012 the song's producer Young Chop stated that Drake and French Montana may appear on another version of the song.[1] On January 16, 2013, MMG artists Rick Ross and Stalley released a freestyle over the instrumental of "Love Sosa".[2]

Reception

Complex ranked the song number 20 on their list of the 50 best songs of 2012.[3] Rapper Drake praised the song on Twitter, saying he played it 130 times in three days.[4][5][6] Chief Keef announced "Love Sosa" would be in Grand Theft Auto V,[7] however this would turn out to be untrue.[8][9]

Charts

Weekly charts

Weekly chart performance for "Love Sosa"
Chart (2012–2013) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 56
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 16

Year-end charts

Year-end chart performance for "Love Sosa"
Chart (2013) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 64

Certifications

Certifications for "Love Sosa"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ "Drake and French Montana To Appear On Chief Keef's "Love Sosa" Remix?". Complex. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  2. ^ "Listen: Rick Ross f/ Stalley "Love Sosa (Freestyle)"". Complex. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  3. ^ "The 50 Best Songs of 201220. Chief Keef "Love Sosa"". Complex. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Drake Shows Love For Chief Keef Through Twitter, Praises 'Love Sosa' Single". The Versed. Archived from the original on 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  5. ^ Aubrey Drake Graham (2012-10-21). "@Drake". Retrieved 2013-04-02 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Drake Says He's Played Chief Keef's "Love Sosa" Record "At Least" 130 Times". Hiphopwired.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Chief Keef Breaks News on Grand Theft Auto 5!". Vibe. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  8. ^ "Love Sosa isnt in GTA V". IGN. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  9. ^ Trendell, Andrew. "Full tracklist of songs on Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack revealed - Gigwise". Gigwise. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Chief Keef Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "Chief Keef Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Chief Keef – Love Sosa". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.