In an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Tiffany Calver, Chip is opening up about being in the music industry since he was 16-years-old, the meaning of an artist ‘selling out’, his latest album Snakes & Ladders and more!
When asked if he felt most comfortable in a particular genre of music, the 30-year-old said, “At this point if I’m honest, my own lane, which is the one I’ve created where I can do everything …
“Grime is in my veins, that’s how I learnt how to write, but moving forward I don’t want to be the King of Grime. I don’t want to be the King of Hip Hop, I don’t want to be the guy of anything. I just want to be the person that was here, that was good at no matter what he did on the mic.”
More reasons to celebrate, Chip’s latest album Snakes & Ladders, which dropped a week ago (Feb 5th), has reached the number 7 spot on the top 10 official albums chart. This is Chip’s fourth Top 10 album in his 15-year career.
Announcing the achievement on Instagram, he said: “#7 15 years with a mixtape. 2nd top 10 project in less than 12 months. Only independent new entry this week in a game full of SNAKES & ladders.”
You can listen to the full interview on the BBC Sounds app.