Chip Reflects On His Life, Career And Music Industry As His Album Charts The Official Top Ten
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.