When Chip answers our call on the eve of his 25th birthday he wants to start things off by firing our first question back at us. He wants to know how we’d describe his year, but only in a single word. It’s the year that he shook up the whole scene when he dropped a now infamous Fire In The Booth back in January that has now had well over 1 million views. He spent the rest of the year reminding us all that he can’t run out of bars with his Believe & Achieve EPs and replies like ‘Pepper Riddim’, ‘Light Work’, ‘Run Out Riddim’, ‘Hat-Trick’, ‘Coward’ and ‘D******d’. He’s kept listeners on their toes, waiting five months to drop one track and five hours to drop another, always garnering a huge response. The adjective that comes to mind when asked describe Chip’s 2015 from the outside looking in, has to be ‘exciting’.
We sit down to reflect on the year with the Tottenham MC who’s got everybody listening…
How would you describe the feeling of being Chip in 2015?
Looking back, I would say a young man of his word. Just like, you can say things and not mean them, but a young man of his word, a young man of meaning. That’s what I would say. And I appreciate that I can feel the excitement around myself.
Would you say it’s been an enjoyable year?
I would definitely say it’s been an enjoyable year. But I would also say I’ve had moments of doubt in the human race.
Where did that doubt come from?
Studying how they in take information. It left me at a point where I just felt, not let down by the human race, but just like ‘Rah, look at the human race.’
When was that?
After a few very real moments in my community that I grew up in. People actually in real life passing away, fans, family members, going to jail and stuff, just had me at a deeper realm of thinking. Real life stuff. That was like summer.