Chainz's Style in "Kill 'Em With Success"
Kill ‘Em With Success is only the last in a long sequence of hit singles produced by legendary trap beat maker Mike WiLL Made-It, part of the soundtrack for Creed II, entirely produced by Mike WiLL himself. For this single, Mike WiLL enlisted his own signee Eearz, ScHoolboy Q, and fellow Atlanta legend 2 Chainz.
The video features the rappers succeeding at various sports, and plenty of celebrations, matching with the title of the song itself and the overall theme of the soundtrack.
The video does not feature too many “style moments”, with Eearz wearing a three-piece suit and a car racing outfit for most of the video for example, but knowing the rappers involved the few pieces showcased are bound to be interesting nonetheless, so let’s take a deeper look!
Outfits from the Music Video
0:01 - Mike WiLL kicks off the video rocking a leather varsity jacket, featuring plenty of NBA patches and embroidery. He also wears a snapback like this one and completes the look with a pair of distressed blue jeans.
Red Chanel Turtleneck
Leopard Print Shirt & Black Denim
"Kate Forever" Tee
0:21 - Eearz shouting out the Mr. Completely brand, by wearing their “Kate Forever” tee.
Red TDE Cap
2:29 - ScHoolboy Q showcasing some Top Dawg Entertainment merch, in the form of his red TDE cap.
Graphic T-Shirt & White Crewneck
Dior Headband & Black and White Christmas Sweater
3:51 - 2 Chainz closing out in style, here rocking a Givenchy T-Shirt, showing his usual loyalty to luxury brands.
As mentioned, this is not the most fashion-heavy video in recent rap history, mostly due to the aesthetic and themes pursued with this video. However, the few pieces that are shown are certainly eye-catching.
Mike WiLL and 2 Chainz are probably the most predictable out of this group when it comes to style, with the producer in particular seemingly styling himself in very similar ways in each of his video appearances.
2 Chainz, similarly, is known for flexing big brand names, and he does exactly that.
ScHoolboy plays the role of the wildcard here, wearing very few items but in the most interesting of ways. As stated before, the idea of wearing a graphic tee over a crewneck is definitely a major throwback, one that we’ll be likely copying in the near future!
Eearz, finally, despite playing a central role in the single, is much more anonymous stylistically. The three-piece suit is barely worth a mention, as it is more of a video prop than an actual outfit, and the rest of his fits feel very generic.