Jahmal Noel Fyffe (born November 26, 1990), known professionally as Chip (previously Chipmunk), is a British rapper, singer, and songwriter from Tottenham, North London. He has consistently been on the music scene for the past 14 years. He has worked with artists like Skepta, T.I., Meek Mill, Young Adz, and others.
Jahmaal Noel Fyffe, known professionally as Chip (previously Chipmunk), was born on November 26, 1990, in Tottenham, London, to Jamaican immigrant parents. Due to some unknown reasons, his parents later got separated.
The rapper grew up alongside his brother and sister, being raised by their parent before they got separated.
He got his nickname “Chipmunk” from a friend due to the fact he was short and chubby with big teeth.
Growing up, Chip has always wanted to be a footballer. He was ambitious and determined until He started listening to music and was eventually inspired to start rapping after listening to Wiley and Dizzee Rascal on pirate radio as a child. He began recording music with his friends in rented studios when he was 13 and selling out his mixtape in school.
He attended Highgate Wood Secondary School and later transferred to Gladesmore Community School. He completed his A-Levels at Haringey Sixth Form Centre, earning a B in Drama, C in Sociology, and D in Critical Thinking. Chipmunk is an Arsenal fan and originally dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player before pursuing a career in music.
British rapper Chip, formerly known as Chipmunk, embarked on his musical journey in the vibrant grime music scene of the United Kingdom, carving a niche for himself with his unique blend of lyrics and rhythm. However, his musical ambitions were not limited to just the grime genre. He soon expanded his sound to incorporate elements of mainstream hip-hop, propelling him to stardom in the U.K. and the United States.
In 2009, Chip released his debut album, “I Am Chipmunk,” which was a critical and commercial success. The album spawned four top 10 hits on the U.K. Singles Chart, including the chart-topping single “Oopsy Daisy.” The album showcased Chipmunk’s versatility as a rapper and his ability to seamlessly blend elements of different musical genres.
In 2011, Chip dropped his second album, “Transition,” which marked a turning point in his career. The album was well-received by fans and critics alike, and the lead single, “Champion,” featuring Chris Brown, peaking at #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart. Around the same time, Chip decided to revert to his original stage name, Chipmunk, as a sign of his return to his grime roots and a reminder of his humble beginnings.
This change was also a result of the collapse of his former label, Jive Records, and his subsequent move to T.I.’s Grand Hustle label. Under the guidance of T.I., Chipmunk released his first mixtape under Grand Hustle, “London Boy,” in 2012. The mixtape was a collaborative effort featuring contributions from U.K. and American artists such as Iggy Azalea, Meek Mill, Skepta, and Wretch 32. “London Boy” was a testament to Chipmunk’s versatility as an artist and his ability to adapt to different musical styles and influences.
- I Am Chipmunk (2009)
- Transition (2011)
- League of My Own II (2017)
- Ten10 (2018)
- Snakes & Ladders (2021)
Chip, the British rapper, is known for keeping his personal life private and away from the prying eyes of the media. He is a reserved individual.
Chip remains enigmatic regarding his personal life despite his success and fame, leaving many to speculate about his romantic status and family background.
The identity of Chip’s significant other and whether he is in a relationship or married is yet to be confirmed. Similarly, little is known about his siblings and their relationship with him. Chip is determined to keep his family life separate from his public persona, maintaining privacy and mystique around his personal life.
Chip has amassed a significant amount of wealth, estimated to be US$5 – US$10 million.