Who is British rapper Chip?

CHIP is a British grime artist, but may be better known to pop fans as Chipmunk of Oopsy Daisy fame.

The talented rapper has collaborated with massive names across UK and US charts, but is also notorious for feuding with other artists.

Who is British rapper Chip?

Rapper Chip was born as Jahmaal Noel Fyffe in Tottenham, North London in 1990.

Chipmunk's first hit came with Esmée Denters' track Until You Were Gone

After that, the young star collaborated with N-Dubz and toured with Tinchey Stryder.

His debut album, I Am Chipmunk, featured four pop songs which peaked in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, including chart-topping single Oopsy Daisy.

Chip's success was recognised at the MOBO Awards in 2008 where he won two awards: Best UK Newcomer and Best Hip-Hop act.

Although the rapper knew huge pop success, he moved further towards the grime genre after dropping his debut album.

Chip's two-part Believe & Achieve EP project in 2015 featured some of the biggest UK grime names: D Double E, Jammer, Stormzy, Kano, Wretch 32 and Shalo.

Chip is known for his notorious feuds with others in his genre. He first took aim at Tinie Tempah in 2015 and has since beefed with others including Yungen, Bugzy Malone, Big Narstie and Saskilla.

What is his feud with Stormzy?

Chip's March 2020 track “Waze” with Skepta and Young Adz was the first sign of any beef between him and Stormzy.

He appeared to mention Stormzy, rapping: "You ain’t been platinum, silver or gold, you ain’t even been bronze, you div / You ain’t even done ten years in this ting / ‘Round here we don’t hear you’re a king, man will take your throne"

Two months later, Stormzy released I Dunno with Tion Wayne and Dutchavelli, responding to Chip. 

Stormzy's replied to Chip's bars: "Is he sending for me? I dunno / What them boy there sell first week? I dunno / When they ask for the fee let ’em know that’s it 1.5 for the headline show".

Chip and Stormzy officially became locked in a feud when Chip accused Stormzy of turning up at his Essex home in June 2020, refusing to leave the property.

Alongside the accusation, Chip dropped a fiery diss track and a video of the alleged incident.

On the new track, Chip raps: "I know where you live too, but that is not the point of this / Pull up, catch me lackin’, plan failed, there’s no avoidin’ this. 

"Dunno what you heard about Essex but it’s calm, darg / And they ain’t used to black people screamin’ down the car parks / So let me ask you this, Mr. Road Man, ’cause you don’t get the program / It seems like you wanna lose it all."

Chip also took aim at Ed Sheeran, a close friend of Stormzy's: ‘Stick with Ed Sheeran, he gon’ tell you ’bout Chip’s pen,’

Why did he change his name from 'Chipmunk' to 'Chip'?

Fyffe originally received the nickname Chipmunk from a friend, who he has said was later killed, because he was "short and chubby with big teeth".

However, later in his career in 2011, Chipmunk dropped the nickname to "Chip".

He made the move following the release of his second major label album 'Transition', after signing to rapper T.I's label "Hustle Gang" in America.

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