King Chip originally went by the moniker Chip Tha Ripper.
Starting off his career in 2006 during the Hip-Hop Blog Era, Cleveland, Ohio, rapper King Chip started off his musical career being known as Chip Tha Ripper. He collaborated on a couple songs with his fellow Cleveland Native Kid Cudi. On August 8th, 2012, he announced his name change in a tweet saying:
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…
Right after his name change in 2012, King Chip signed a deal with CAA. King Chip was featured on Hyyerr which was on Kid Cudi's debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day.