King Chip

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King Chip
Chip tha Ripper in 2012
Chip tha Ripper in 2012
Background information
Birth nameCharles Jawanzaa Worth
Also known asChip tha Ripper
Born (1986-10-20) October 20, 1986 (age 33)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter
Years active2006–present
  • S.L.A.B.
  • Rebel Castles
Associated acts

Charles Jawanzaa Worth[1] (born October 20, 1986), known by his stage name King Chip (also known as Chip tha Ripper), is an American hip hop recording artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He is notable for his collaborations with longtime associate and fellow Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi.[2]


2006–2011: Chip tha Ripper and mixtapes[edit]

Chip Tha Ripper performing in 2010

Worth began releasing music on hip-hop blogs and mixtapes in 2006.[3] Much of Worth's recent work has been performed with rapper Kid Cudi, also from Ohio. Worth's musical style has been described as a slow, chopped and screwed, southern hip hop.[4]

In 2007, the song "Club Rockin", from his Money mixtape, featured Akon singing chorus.[5] Worth remained an independent musician, and did not sign with a production company. In 2008, Worth frequently visited Chicago, where he eventually performed with Kidz in the Hall on their album The In Crowd, on which Worth performed the song "Mr. Alldatshit". On September 5, 2010, Chip Tha Ripper announced plans to form the musical duo "The Almighty GloryUS" with Kid Cudi, with whom he shared a mutual appreciation.[6]

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. In 2009, Worth 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. Worth performed with Kidz in the Hall again in 2010, on their Land of Make Believe album.[7] Also in 2010, Worth performed the song "The End" on Kid Cudi's second album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. On February 18, 2011, Worth, Freddie Gibbs, and The Cool Kids formed the hip hop supergroup "P.O.C.", an acronym for "pulled over by the cops".[8]

2012–present: temporary name change to King Chip and 44108[edit]

On August 9, 2012, Worth changed his stage name from "Chip tha Ripper" to "King Chip". He also said that he had signed a contract with Creative Artists Agency.[1] Regarding his changed stage name, King Chip tweeted:

I am King Chip. Actually born in the ghetto slums of East Cleveland, Ohio. Rest in peace my mentor and former king, Hawk. His death made me....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.[1]

King Chip performed on Kid Cudi's single "Just What I Am", taken from Cudi's third studio album Indicud (2013). On September 4, 2013, King Chip released the mixtape 44108.[9] On December 26, 2013, King Chip released a music video for a song titled "Action Plan", from his 44108 mixtape. His next project was to be titled Rebel Castles.[10][11] On September 16, 2014, a deluxe edition of 44108 was released to digital retailers through Kin Chip's "Rebel Castles" imprint.[12][13][14][15]

In 2019, King Chip started referring to himself as Chip tha Ripper again on recent singles.[16]


  • CleveLAfornia (2015)


  1. ^ a b c "Chip Tha Ripper Signs With CAA, Changes Name To King Chip". August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Hockley-Smith, Sam. "Chip Tha Ripper, The Cleveland Show Mixtape". TheFader. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  3. ^ "Daily News - :Chip Tha Ripper Working On New Album, Forms Group With Kid Cudi". Archived from the original on 2011-03-04. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
  4. ^ "Features : King Chip: Gift Raps". Archived from the original on 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
  5. ^ "Chip Tha Ripper Money - RRT". Real Rap Talk. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
  6. ^ Kuperstein, Slava (September 5, 2010). "Chip tha Ripper Talks Group With Kid Cudi, New Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  7. ^ "Kid Cudi Makes Peace With 'Man On The Moon'". 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
  8. ^ Freddie Gibbs. "Freddie Gibbs - BLOG - P.O.C. Pulled Over by the Cops "Authority"". Archived from the original on 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  9. ^ "King Chip – 44108 // Free Mixtape". DatPiff. Idle Media Inc. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-04.
  10. ^ "Peep The First Visual Off King Chip's Forthcoming Project Entitled "Action Plan"". The Source. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  11. ^ "King Chip - Action Plan". Trill HD. 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  12. ^ "44108 (Deluxe Edition) by King Chip on iTunes". 2014-09-16. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  13. ^ "King Chip (@Chip216) 'Money & Fame' | All Unsigned® Digital Hip Hop Magazine". Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  14. ^ "Rebel Castles Releases & Artists on Beatport". Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  15. ^ "44108 (Deluxe Edition) [Explicit]: King Chip: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2016-01-04.
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