Album: Chipmunk, I Am Chipmunk (Jive/Sony)

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"I never chose this," Chipmunk dissembles on "Saviour", the modesty-free opener. Of course, British rap doesn't need saving right now.

Nevertheless, 18-year-old Jahmaal Fyffe has got what it takes to stand out. Not due to his mindblowing content, but due to his dexterity and charm. IAC walks the tightrope between commercialism and credibility, and while rappers dedicating tunes to their mums usually has you reaching for the sickbag, "My Family" hits the spot without nausea. Told you he was talented.