Chip, one of grime’s most honest voices, has released his new album League Of My Own II. Track #14 and #15 were both produced by Super-Producer Harmony “H-Money” Samuels and Edgar “JV” Etienne. Track #14 was co-written by BOE writer, Varren Wade.
Whether trading in grime or hip-hop, chart hits or diss tracks, Chip’s regularly proven to be an MC of compelling versatility and honesty. That continues on his third studio album, which confidently switches between multiple styles and moods. Over brooding trap beats, he deflects shots fired by rival rappers with both naked fury (“League of My Own (The Intro)”) and ice-in-the-veins composure (“Honestly”). There are playful moments too, particularly “Snap Snap”’s dancehall-slanted mocking of social-media obsessions, but Chip really excels on the tender, stirringly candid address to his siblings, “Family”.