Chip Drops Birthday Joint ‘Sparko’
Celebrating his 28th birthday, Chip has marked this one with brand-new visuals for his latest single titled “Sparko”.
If there’s two things we know about Chip, it’s that he loves both rapping and smoking and on his new birthday single, we see the veteran MC combine both his passions by delivering a new track with bars centred around blazing up. Fittingly, the beat is mellow and Chip keeps in line with the chilled mood by coming through with a laid-back approach throughout.
In the Kevin Hudson-directed visuals, we see Chip celebrating his birthday by lighting up in the company of a young woman overseas in sunny Los Angeles.
At 15, the MC declared himself the Grime Scene Savior. At 25, he delivered on his promise – now 28, let’s wait to see what Chip has in store for us in 2020!
Chip spent his teenage years under the kind of scrutiny that isn’t forgiving of growing pains, nor learning curves. His exasperation with the media was evident throughout our conversation, particularly when asked about his pop phase. “Bruv, no one put a gun to my head and told me to make anything,” he said, a sight irritation seeping into his voice. “Every song I’ve done, I wanted to do.” His bashment songs, like Transition single “Every Gyal” with dancehall artist Mavado, are still played at black British christenings to this day. Although he was raised in London, Chip’s Jamaican roots maintain a strong influence over his life and his music — something his harshest critics, aggrieved with his chart-friendly singles, failed to see.
Yet one person who recognized Chip’s flair for diverse sounds was Atlanta rapper T.I. In 2012, he reached out, offering the British artist a deal with his imprint, Grand Hustle. Chip moved to Atlanta, and dropped the “Chipmunk” moniker for the shortened form he uses today.
Catch the video for “Sparko” above which just premiered on GRM Daily, alternatively watch another recent one from Chip where he teamed up with Ray Blk on Action.
Post by: Sammi Swinton
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