This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
CHIP Campaign crazy


Chip goes upstairs to the green room and returns with his MacBook so he can play the first single from the mixtape, ‘More Money More Gyal’. The track, which features Mavado, makes this Chip’s third time teaming up with the Jamaican superstar after 2010’s ‘Every Gyal’ and the ‘Starboy’ remix that also featured Sneakbo. The north Londoner gets excited when talking about who else he’s been working with. ‘I worked with TI; I’ve worked with Iggy Azalea. I haven’t worked with BOB yet, but we have been in the studio together.


‘Me and Meek Mill have a crazy record called ‘Pizza Boy’. I think that’s where my campaign is going to start in America, with that song. Wretch 32 is on the mixtape. I can give you a little exclusive and say Blade Brown is on the mixtape. So it’s just a good representation of


bringing cultures together for music. I feel I’m the first British rapper to have the best collective of artists worldwide feature on a mixtape. So it’s quite an achievement.’


London Boy – titled after the name the Americans have given Chip – is set to be released in September. Until then he will continue recording and touring. So how does he know he’s made the right decision signing with TI? ‘I don’t think it’s possible to make a wrong decision; we learn from our mistakes so I don’t think it will ever be a wrong move. TI is a great guy. Just when I thought I wouldn’t meet someone in the industry that I could capture a mutual feeling with, there he was! He’s like my big brother now.’


Follow Chip on Twitter @OfficialChip or visit www.officialchip.com


DEVELOPING HIS CAREER THINKS ON…? WHAT CHIP


‘No matter how big you think you are, there’s always someone bigger. I look at things like statistics; I look at facts and study the ins and outs more than I rap. Some people rap more than they think; I think more than I rap. So it’s like, I might read Forbes magazine and see P Diddy made, say, $300million off an alcohol bottle last year only. And yet he picks up the phone to me. So I must be doing something right. There must be a bigger reason as to why I was blessed with the gift of being able to put words together and I don’t think I’ve found that reason yet. So I have to keep going until I do. If there’s one thing I will be doing, it’s progress. I just wasn’t born to fail.’


HIS PERFECT WOMAN


‘My perfect woman is someone who is down for me. Not someone who just listens to everything I say, but down for the cause of helping me to be the best that I can be. So that’s with health, food, sex, everything. I can’t describe a perfect woman, but a perfect person for everybody is someone who is down for you.’


SETTLING DOWN


‘I would say in theory I’ve lived beyond my years. But now I’ve been put in a situation where it’s a whole new beginning again. I don’t think there’s ever a point I could say I’m ready to settle down. I think you have to come across someone that will make you feel like you want to settle down. That person for me right now is music. There have been some girls I think are lovely. There are some girls I might love! You know I’m 21 and I’m not gonna pretend I’m some angel. I have fun.’


FASHION


‘Fashion means to me something it didn’t before. I actually now have a passion for it. I actually found myself googling pictures of clothes, and I stopped and thought, what am I doing? I’m a rapper! I had to do something about it. So I approached my godsister Ashley who has her own clothing company, LOUD. We just had a similar vision on where I wanted to go with the types of things I was doing and the type of clothes I wanted to wear. Working with stylists before, I used to just buy what I wanted to wear and wear it, whereas Ashley explained it doesn’t work like that and working together is always best. So now you might see me in clothes you probably wouldn’t have predicted me wearing.’


WWW.FLAVOURMAG.CO.UK 47


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88