Chi Chi (song)
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Chi Chi Song
"Chi Chi"
Azealia Banks - Chi Chi.jpg
Single by Azealia Banks
from the album Business & Pleasure
ReleasedJune 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)
  • Global Records
  • Chaos & Glory Recordings
Jonathan Harris
Azealia Banks singles chronology
"The Big Big Beat"
"Chi Chi"

"Chi Chi" is a song recorded by American rapper Azealia Banks. The track was written by Banks, and produced by Jonathan Harris. Banks first premiered the song exclusively via her online store website[1][2] On June 6, the single became available to online music stores through Romanian record label Global Records.[3]

The song's lyrics are built around the infamous line "Chi Chi, get the yayo" from the 1983 film Scarface, in which the lead character Tony Montana asks his friend Chi Chi to get the drugs they acquired. "Yayo" is in reference to cocaine.[4]

Background and release

"Chi Chi" features production from Jonathan Harris, whom previously collaborated with Banks on her album Broke with Expensive Taste (2014).[5]

"Chi Chi" was released to Banks' web site, on June 5, 2017 for streaming.[6] The song was released via iTunes for digital download.[7]


A writer for Noise UK described the single as "So good that you'd want her to keep delivering. It's certified fresh and unique".[8] Adelle Platon, writing for Billboard was also highly receptive of the single, stating, "The Harlemite returned to her rap roots on Monday (June 5) with some dynamite called Chi Chi".[9]

Credits and personnel

Release history

Country Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide June 5, 2017 Streaming Global Records [10]
June 6, 2017 Digital download [11]


  1. ^ Cuby, Michael (June 5, 2017). "Azealia Banks Is Back in Full-Form for New Hip-Hop Track "Chi Chi"". PAPER. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Jones, Denise (June 5, 2017). "Azealia Banks Drops New Single, "Chi Chi"". hubwav. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Chi Chi from Global Records on Beatport". Retrieved .
  4. ^ Platon, Adelle (June 5, 2017). "Azealia Banks Returns with 'Chi Chi': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Azealia Banks' New Song 'Chi Chi' Is Too Fire (LISTEN)". iHeartRadio. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Azealia Banks - "Chi Chi"". Spin. 2017-06-05. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Chi Chi - Single by Azealia Banks on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved .
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  10. ^ Cuby, Michael (June 5, 2017). "Azealia Banks Is Back in Full-Form for New Hip-Hop Track "Chi Chi"". PAPER. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Chi Chi - Single by Azealia Banks on Apple Music". United States: iTunes Store. June 5, 2017.

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