King Chip

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King Chip
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Background information
Birth name Charles Worth
Also known as Chip tha Ripper
Born (1986-10-20) October 20, 1986 (age 29)
Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip hop, abstract hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2002–present
Labels S.L.A.B., Rebel Castles
Associated acts Kid Cudi, Big Sean, The Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs, Curren$y The Game

Charles Jawanzaa Worth[1] (born October 20, 1986), better known by his stage name King Chip, is an American hip hop recording artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with longtime friend and fellow Cleveland-bred rapper Kid Cudi.[2] He first gained major recognition under the moniker Chip tha Ripper, when he was featured on Kid Cudi's highly acclaimed mixtape A Kid Named Cudi (2008).


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

Since 2006, Worth obtained a significant following through hip-hop blogs and frequent appearances on mixtapes.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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 led 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.[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. 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.[7] Chip was a featured artist on the track "The End" from Kid Cudi's second 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).[8]

2012-present: King Chip and 44108[edit]

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).[1] 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."[1] His first credit under the new pseudonym was his role as a featured artist 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, Chip released a music video for a song titled "Action Plan", from his 44108 mixtape; while his next project was purported to be titled Rebel Castles.[10][11] Nearly a year later, on September 16, 2014, a deluxe edition of 44108, was released to digital retailers via Chip's Rebel Castles imprint.[12][13][14][15]


Studio albums[edit]

  • CleveLAfornia (2015)

Extended plays[edit]

  • From Me to You (2010)


  • Money (2007)
  • Can't Stop Me (2008)
  • The Cleveland Show (2009)
  • Independence Day (2010)
  • Gift Raps (2011)
  • Tell Ya Friends (2012)
  • 44108 (2013)[9]
  • "CleveLAforina" (2015)


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Can't Stop Me"[16]
(featuring Kid Cudi)
2009 Can't Stop Me
"Ask About Me"[17]
(featuring Kid Cudi)
(featuring Kid Cudi)
2012 Tell Ya Friends
"The Truth"[19] N/A
"Under Palm Trees"[20] 2013
(featuring Tezo)
"WTF I Want To"[22]
"Lazy and Lucrative"[23] 2014
"Brand New Hoes"[24] 2015
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Just What I Am"
(Kid Cudi featuring King Chip)
2012 74 17 13 Indicud
"I Can't Lose"[25]
(H-Flo featuring King Chip)
"So Slow"[26]
(Blended Babies featuring Anderson .Paak and King Chip)
2015 The Anderson .Paak EP
"Not Me"[27]
(Yonni featuring Game, King Chip and Rifah)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

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$y Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big
"Fat Raps" (Remix) Big Sean, Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, Dom Kennedy, Boldy James
"The End" Kid Cudi, Nicole Wray, GLC Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
"Runnin’ My City" Mikkey Halsted, Bun B, Killer Mike, Crooked I, Mistah F.A.B, Gillie da Kid The Dark Room
"Back Home" 2011 Mike Posner N/A
"Roll Call" The Cool Kids, Asher Roth When Fish Ride Bicycles
"Bastermating"[28] Asher Roth, ASAP Twelvyy, YP Pabst & Jazz
"Marsha Braidy"[29] 2012 The World Famous Tony Williams, Fonzworth Bentley Some of My Best Rappers Are Friends
"For Seasons" Curren$y Priest Andretti
"Extra Well" Chiddy Bang N/A
"Busta Ass Nigga"[30] Hit-Boy, Bun B HITstory
"Turned Up" Paypa The Bottle: Henny on the Rocks 2
"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
"Old English" Travi$ Scott 44108
"Another You" (Remix) The World Famous Tony Williams, Kanye West, Freddie Gibbs
"Brothers"[31] Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky Indicud
"Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends)"[31] Kid Cudi, Michael Bolton
"Stand Up"[32] N/A The L.A. Leakers & L-R-G Present: #LeaksOfTheIndustry
"ASAP (Remix)"[33] Eric Bellinger, Hit-Boy N/A
"They Said"[34] Key Wane, Roscoe Dash, Dusty McFly Detroit vs. Everybody
"Two Kings"[35] Logic N/A


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  4. ^ "Features : King Chip: Gift Raps". Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
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  25. ^ [1][dead link]
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  29. ^ "The World Famous Tony Williams – Some of My Best Rappers Are Friends // Free Mixtape". DatPiff. Idle Media Inc. 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
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  34. ^ Glynn, Patrick. "Key Wane – They Said f. Roscoe Dash, King Chip & Dusty McFly". Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  35. ^ Glynn, Patrick. "Logic - Two Kings f. King Chip (prod. C-Sick)". Retrieved 2016-01-04. 

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