Chipmunk Driven By 'Rough' Childhood
Rapper reveals kids from his school were 'murdered outside'...
Brit rapper Chipmunk has revealed that tough surroundings as a child drove him to succeed in the music business.
In an interview with The Mirror, the Flying High star said: "I didn't have many opportunities as a child, I just made them. The secondary school I went to was rough as hell, to go through that and come out with four B's and five A's wasn't easy.
"Like, kids from my school got murdered outside, it wasn't a joke there."
He went on: "Being in that surrounding drove me to get out. I kept saying in my head 'my kids can't grow up here'. Whatever path was going to take me there, be it football, music or my education, I was going to get out."
But he insists he "wouldn't change a thing" because he "used that drive and energy to elevate me".
Chipmunk also revealed that he's got his "hunger" back thanks to being "nobody" in America.
Now that he's got it back, Chipmunk has some wise words for how to achieve success.
He told The Mirror: "Embrace what your talents are, other people might but perceive it as a talent, but embrace it, focus on it, work on it, and bullet point how you can turn it into income.
"Only you can open doors for yourself. And try and live righteous while you do it - do the right thing."
And if that doesn't inspire you, perhaps the free mixtape Chipmunk has released will!