Jahmaal Noel Fyffe, professionally known as Chip, is a British rapper and songwriter born on November 26, 1990, in London. At age 13, he began recording and paid £20 a week to rent studio space. Chip is most famous for collaborating with artists like Meek Mill, T.I., Skepta, e.t.c. His music career dates back to 2004, and he is a talented rapper worth celebrating on his birthday today!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Jahmaal Noel Fyffe


Chip, Chipmunk

Birth date:

November 26, 1990



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6' 1"

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Net Worth:

$5 million

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Jahmaal Noel Fyffe, a.k.a Chip, is a British rapper and songwriter who has garnered fame and accolades in the music industry. He is a Sagittarius born on November 26, 1990, and his birthplace is Tottenham, North London. Chip is of Jamaican descent, and his parents were immigrants. He received the name “Chipmunk,” which he later shortened to “Chip,” from a friend because he was short and chubby with big teeth. His parents separated, and he began rapping after hearing Wiley and Dizzee Rascal on the radio. He started recording at 13 and rented studios for £20. Chip attended Highgate Wood Secondary School and later transferred to Gladesmore Community School. He took his A-Levels at Haringey Sixth Form Centre.

After Wiley took him to Tim Westwood’s radio show in 2007 to do a legendary freestyle, Chip signed to Jive Records, Sony Music U.K. In 2009, he released his debut album, “I Am Chipmunk,” which charted at number two on the U.K. albums chart. He was nominated for the ‘Best Newcomer Award’ at the MOBO Awards, which he won, along with the ‘Best Hip-Hop Act Award.’ In October 2009, Chip released his biggest track to date, ‘Oopsy Daisy,’ which debuted at number one on the U.K. singles charts and gained gold certification by the B.P.I. Chip released his second album, “Transition,” in 2011, which featured acts like Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Diddy, Trey Songz, e.t.c. In 2012, after the closing of Jive Records, he announced his record deal with Grand Hustle Records. The rapper released ‘School of Grime’ in 2015. In 2017, six years after his second album, Chip released “League of My Own II,” which reached the number 12 spot on the U.K. album charts. In 2018, his fourth album, “Ten10,” dropped through Cash Motto, his independent label.

Chip is a talented rapper who has released four studio albums, several mixtapes, and one collaborative album. He keeps his personal life private but he is currently single and without children.

Career timeline

He Releases His Debut Studio Album

Chip releases “I Am Chipmunk,” which is second on the U.K. albums chart.

He Drops His Second Album

He releases “Transition,” which features several artists.

‘School of Grime’ is Released

He releases this track via SoundCloud.

His Third Studio Album

Chip releases “League of My Own II.”

His 11th Mixtape

He releases “Snakes & Ladders.”

Why We Love Chip

  1. He’s talented

    Chip is a very talented rapper. He has no bad songs.

  2. He’s focused

    He is focused and driven by passion. He is always thinking of the next project to take on.

  3. He’s handsome

    Chip is a handsome rapper. His looks compliment his talents.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. His friend was stabbed to death

    Chip’s friend, Lukey Maxwell, who gave him the nickname, was found dead at Northumberland Park, Tottenham.

  2. He wanted to be a footballer

    He wanted to play football, and he’s been an Arsenal fan since childhood.

  3. He made history

    Following the release of ‘Oopsy Daisy,’ Chip became the youngest rapper to ever score a U.K. number one single.

  4. He’s had many feuds

    Chip has been in feuds with Stormzy, Yungen, Bugzy Malone, and Tinie Tempah.

  5. He had problems in school

    He left Highgate Wood Secondary School because he encountered problems.

Chip FAQs

Is Chip the best rapper in the U.K.?

Lyrically, he is one of the best rappers the U.K. has ever seen.

Why is British rap called ‘grime?’

Journalists termed British music as ‘grimy’ because of its sub-bass heavy sound. It subsequently became ‘grime.’

Is Chip a grime artist?

Yes, he is a grime artist.

Chip’s birthday dates

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