You Rate It: Brooklyn Rap Great Chip Fu Hits Us With “Tear Gas”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Chip Fu Teargas

Chip Fu, hip-hop heads over 30 may recall, was the featured MC in Fu-Schnickens, the Brooklyn trio known for lighthearted rap tunes like “La Schmoove” (with A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife) and “What’s Up Doc,” the MC debut of one Shaquille O’ Neal.

With a super speedy rhyme style just as influenced by the fast chat of U.K. dancehall as by, say, Big Daddy Kane, the one-time Guinness world record holder was one of the MCs at the forefront of melding reggae and hip-hop, on tracks like the Fu-Schnickens version of “Ring the Alarm.” It’s not surprising then that the MC has returned from the realm of “where are they now” with a full-on reggae alias, named Jungle Rock Jr.

Both Chip (who recently visited us as a guest on the LargeUp Sessions radio show) and Jungle Rock show up on Stop Playin Vol. 2, a new mixtape you can download from our most recent edition of Mixtape Mondays. From that mixtape, a preview of the East Flatbush native’s upcoming solo debut, War Paint, comes “Tear Gas,” which meets reggae and rap halfway with some tuff (and, of course, fast) deejaying over a triumphant, drum-and-horns driven hip-hop beat. Watch the video below, tell us what you think in the comments section and look out for our upcoming LargeUp TV episode with Chip.

  • reggie

    this is what im talking about !! i love the fact that he can switch up..he did a song called “ridiculous” on some hip hop shit ..now he has this!! before this was ” love mi sensi”…i think he is one emcee that is slept on but how can you go wrong with and emcee that can , rap, chat , sing jay, and straight up sing!!..this half trini half bajan emcee is the truth! period.

  • buck tooth

    i wonder what he likes best. rapping or doing reggae?

  • Marat Bazarov

    RASPEK ME FAMILY CHIP FU! DAT’S DEF IS DI MASTERPIECE! ME A WAITIN FE WAR PAINT! BIG UP!

  • goldy

    fire

  • kraftmatiks

    Chipfu is nuffin short of a legend… His a practical handbook to me… Bless..

  • http://truthspeaks101.wordpress.com/ Reko

    You already know that it is FIYAH!! I love it!

  • http://twitter.com/1artisticlady 1artisticlady

    Moving…..lyrically, phenomenal….INTENSE…I love it! I can’t wait to hear more!

  • Kim

    Dope!

  • brownie

    This is what true HipHop is about mixed with a bit of caribbean….Take note everyone & keep up!

  • DJ Gravy

    Amen!

  • DJ Gravy

    Word, dude is a unique talent, look out for our upcoming Chip-Fu webisode…

  • DJ Gravy

    Or combining them as good as anyone ever has(?)

  • DJ Gravy

    fuego!

  • AJ

    Hip Hop is reborn under the name of Chip Fu aka Jungle Rock Jr!