Chipmunk: ''I Could Have Easily Been Pulled Into Crime...''
The grime MC speaks on how he chose to take the positive route...
Chipmunk has revealed that his strong mind set is the reason for his success. Chippy grew up in quite a rough part of north London and admits that he could have easily got into the life of crime if it wasn’t for his strong and stable family.
Chipmunk told the News of the World: "I could easily have been pulled into crime - and the reason I wasn't is because of how strong my mind is. My family helped a lot [too]. I saw too many bad, dark situations. I've seen friends die in front of me from violence.
"It's horrible. Seeing the worst life has to offer, it's made me determined that I don't want any children I have [to] see the things I've seen. That's why I've worked so hard to get where I am - I strive for excellence in everything I do, so that I don't have to return to that life."
He also went on to add that he wants to buy a school in the future to help other young people like himself:
“It would just be a normal school and hopefully have good teachers in. When I was in school there were three or four teachers that kept me in school. I would want to have a school full of those teachers. For the kids in my hometown to see that I'd have my own secondary school instead of driving around in a Lamborghini - that's just unintentionally winding up people that you don't need to wind up. There are ways of stunting that are inspirational and there are ways that put yourself in a worse situation."