Originally the demo was sent to British rapper Dubbledge but Chase & Status later managed to get Tinie Tempah on the song instead. Dubbledge released his version titled "Chess" for free on 6 October 2011. The single version of the song features an additional chorus performed between Tempah's verses by Kivanc Sezen, which does not appear on the album version. The single version was released on 15 July 2011 as a digital download in the United Kingdom. A music video to accompany the release of "Hitz" was first released onto YouTube on 10 June 2011 at a total length of three minutes and fourteen seconds. The music video was filmed in New York and was directed by AG Rojas. The video portrays Tempah and Chase & Status performing the track in an underground club, while a young boy struggles to survive up on the surface.