Jahmaal Noel Fyffe, popularly known by his stage name, Chipmunk, is a British rapper and songwriter, born on November 26, 1990, in Tottenham, North London.
In 2012, Chip relocated to Atlanta, where he signed to TI’s Grand Hustle Records label. London Boy was released on Christmas Day, and featured big names likes Meek Mill, Skepta, Movado and others.
Following his return to London, Chip embarked on a year-long rap beef which solidified his slogan “Chip Can’t Run out of Bars”.
Since then, he has released six projects, with his most recent being Insomnia, alongside Skepta and Young Adz.
Chipmunk at a glance
The son of Jamaican immigrant parents who later separated, received the nickname “Chipmunk” from a friend, who was later stabbed to death for being “short and chubby with big teeth”.
However, later in his career in 2011, Chipmunk dropped the nickname to Chip.
Chip began rapping after hearing Wiley and Dizzee Rascal on pirate radio.
He was still a child, but this later inspired him to rent studios out for £20 to record music with his friends when he was just thirteen years old.
According to him, the problems he faced at Highgate Wood Secondary School in Crouch End, where he attended forced him to move to Gladesmore Community School.
He furthered his education to A-levels at Haringey Sixth Form Centre after completing secondary school.
In 2009, Chip became the youngest UK rapper to hit number one when his track Oopsy Daisy reached the top of the charts.
He won Best Newcomer at the 2008 Mobo Awards and his debut album I am Chipmunk went platinum, spawning a slew of top 40 hits.
After a two-year heist from releasing music, Chip announced on X (formerly known as Twitter) in February 2023, that he is back.
He said: ” F**k. It’s been two years and one month since I released a solo project. Thank you to my core supporters for persevering with me.
“I am MORE than locked and LOADED ready to start getting the ball rolling again. See you after Ramadan…. Chippy will be back and on VOLTS. Love”.
Chipmunk’s net worth
Chipmunk, also known as Chip has a net worth of $5 million.