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King Chip

King Chip
Los Angeles, California
Background information
Birth name Charles Worth
Also known as Chip tha Ripper
Born (1986-10-20) October 20, 1986 (age 27)
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2002–present
Labels S.L.A.B., Wicked Awesome Records[1]
Associated acts Kid Cudi, The Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs, Curren$y, Big Sean
Website http://www.kingchip.com/

Charles Jawanzaa Worth[2] (born October 20, 1986), better known by his stage name King Chip (formerly known as Chip tha Ripper), is an American hip hop recording artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He is best known for his collaboration with longtime friend and fellow rapper Kid Cudi, who signed him to his record label Wicked Awesome Records.[3]

Career

2006-2011: Chip tha Ripper and mixtapes

Since 2006, Worth obtained a significant following through hip-hop blogs and frequent appearances on mixtapes.[4] Much of Worth's recent work has been done alongside fellow Ohio native and rapper Kid Cudi. Worth incorporates the slow, "chopped 'n' screwed" style of southern hip hop in his music.[5] Worth amassed a cult-like following on the underground scene and Internet blogs throughout 2007 and 2008 for his hard, but often humorous lyrics. A large part of his internet success was due to his rap "SLAB Freestyle." The lyrics "Interior Crocodile Alligator / I Drive a Chevrolet Movie Theater" gained notoriety in blogs and image boards and eventually grew into an internet meme. Multiple videos featuring the lyrics from "SLAB Freestyle" were posted on sites such as YouTube with humorous images accompanying the looped lyrics or featuring altered lyrics based on Chip's track.

In 2007, the track "Club Rockin" off his Money mixtape featured hip-hop artist Akon singing the chorus.[6] Worth has decided to remain independent over the years and keep his options open as far as labels go. In 2008 Worth started making trips to Chicago which lead to working with Kidz in the Hall on their album The In Crowd doing a song titled "Mr. Alldatshit" as well as forming many other relationships that Worth still holds till this day. On September 5, 2010 Chip Tha Ripper announced plans to form a group called "The Almighty GloryUS" with fellow Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi. Chip Tha Ripper states The Almighty GloryUS stems from a mutual appreciation between the two artists.[7]

Worth was featured on producer Hi-Tek's album, Hi-Teknology 3 in 2007; and on Kid Cudi's first mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi in 2008. He hooked up with The Kids In The Hall and Donnis for what seems to be a favorable connection, by featuring on their 2008 The In Crowd and their 2010 Land of Make Believe album. Then in 2009 he was featured on Kid Cudi's first album "Man on the Moon: The End of Day" which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.[8] Chip was a featured artist on the track "The End" from Kid Cudi's sophomore album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (2010). On February 18, 2011, Freddie Gibbs announced on his website that he joined up with Chip and The Cool Kids to form the hip hop supergroup, P.O.C. (Pulled Over by the Cops).[9]

2012-present: Name change and 44108

On August 9, 2012, the rapper announced a name change, from Chip tha Ripper to King Chip. He also revealed he signed a deal with talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).[2] Defending his decision to change his moniker, Chip tweeted: "I am King Chip. Actually born in the ghetto slums of East Cleveland, Ohio. Rest in peace my mentor & former king, Hawk. His death made me....". Continuing on later, he said: "My birth name is Charles Jawanzaa Worth. Jawanzaa is Swahili and it means 'great leader and great warrior.' Look it up. I am King Chip."[2] His first credit under the new pseudonym was his role as a featured artist on longtime friend and collaborator Kid Cudi's single "Just What I Am", taken from Cudi's third studio album Indicud (2013). On November 22, 2012, King Chip released "7-8 Rings", and announced his upcoming mixtape, entitled 44108. The mixtape, which is his seventh, was released on September 4, 2013.[10]

Discography

Albums

  • Clevelafornia (2013)

EPs

  • From Me to You: The Prelude to Gift Raps (2010)

Mixtapes

  • MONEY (2007)
  • Can't Stop Me (2008)
  • The Cleveland Show (2009)
  • Independence Day (2010)
  • Gift Raps (2011)
  • Tell Ya Friends (2012)
  • 44108 (2013)[10]

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Can't Stop Me"[11]
(The Almighty GloryUS featuring Kid Cudi)
2009 Can't Stop Me
"Ask About Me"[12]
(featuring Kid Cudi)
2011 Ask About Me
"GloryUs"[13]
(featuring Kid Cudi)
2012 Tell Ya Friends
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Just What I Am"
(Kid Cudi featuring King Chip)
2012 74 17 13 Indicud
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Ohio All Stars" 2007 Hi-Tek, Cross, Showtime, Mann Hi-Teknology 3
"T.G.I.F." 2008 Kid Cudi A Kid Named Cudi
"Mr. Alldatshit" Kidz in the Hall, Donnis The In Crowd
"Jockin'" 2009 Donnis, Naledge N/A
"Hyyerr" Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
"Fresh Academy" 2010 Kidz in the Hall, Donnis Land of Make Believe
"Polo Rugby" Skooda Chose Top Five Material Pt.2
"I Am the Man" Jadakiss, Nipsey Hussle, Mikey Rocks The Choice Is Yours
"Oil Money" Freddie Gibbs, Chuck Inglish, Bun B, Dan Auerbach Str8 Killa
"Five Bucks (5 On It)" Big Sean, Curren$y Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big
"Fat Raps" (Remix) Big Sean, Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Dom Kennedy, Boldy James
"The End" Kid Cudi, Nicole Wray, GLC Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
"Runnin’ My City" Mikkey Halsted, Bun B, Killer Mike, Crooked I, Mistah F.A.B, Gillie da Kid The Dark Room
"Back Home" 2011 Asher Roth N/A
"Roll Call" The Cool Kids, Asher Roth When Fish Ride Bicycles
"Marsha Braidy"[14] 2012 The World Famous Tony Williams, Fonzworth Bentley Some of My Best Rappers Are Friends
"For Seasons" Curren$y Priest Andretti
"Extra Well" Chiddy Bang N/A
"Busta Ass Nigga"[15] Hit-Boy, Bun B HITstory
"Turned Up" Paypa The Bottle: Henny on the Rocks 2
"Old English" Travi$ Scott 44108
"Weed Raps" Smoke DZA K.O.N.Y
"Experimental" Big Sean, Juicy J Detroit
"Yes Lord" Audio Push, Travi$ Scott Inland Empire
"Church" Game, Trey Songz Jesus Piece
"Back Home" Mike Posner N/A
"Official" 2013 Eric Bellinger
"M.O.B." (Remix) Rocky Diamonds, Tomorrow, Thatguysoda
"Grow Up" Rolls Royce Rizzy Grustling 101
"Another You" (Remix) The World Famous Tony Williams, Kanye West, Freddie Gibbs 44108
"Brothers"[16] Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky Indicud
"Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends)"[16] Kid Cudi, Michael Bolton
"Stand Up"[17] N/A The L.A. Leakers & L-R-G Present: #LeaksOfTheIndustry
"ASAP (Remix)"[18] Eric Bellinger, Hit-Boy N/A
"They Said"[19] Key Wane, Roscoe Dash, Dusty McFly Detroit vs. Everybody
"Two Kings"[20] Logic N/A

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