Nle Choppa recently participated in a town hall for Memphis youth to address issues of crime, education, and mental health. As part of his attendance he encouraged students and shared personal insights.
He has combined explicit tracks like “SLUT ME OUT” with club-ready anthems like “AIN’T GONNA ANSWER” to form an all-encompassing album, expanding his fanbase and cementing him as an adaptable artist.
Born Bryson Lashun Potts
Bryson Lashun Potts, also known as Nle Choppa, is an American rapper. Born November 1st 2002 and first starting freestyling and rapping as a teenager at age 16, Nle Choppa then took up serious freestyling/rappin’ at 16.
In 2019, his song “Shotta Flow” went viral, drawing attention from major record labels. However, he declined their offers in order to retain ownership of his music.
Now he is an established musician with many followers, having acquired luxury cars and a house due to hard work. Nle is thrilled with his success and plans on releasing more music in the future.
Raised in Parkway Village
Bryson Potts or NLE Choppa has been interested in hip-hop and freestyling since he was 14 years old, taking music seriously just one year later and beginning public performances. Attending Cordova High School, now known for their music program; his mother serves as his manager since first showing interest.
Teenager or not, his music reflects maturity and wisdom beyond his years. Reminiscent of fellow rapper BlocBoy JB from his hometown scene, his style stands out as being distinctive and personal – yet always looking for ways to improve himself.
Signed to Caroline Records
Nle choppa age found immense success with his debut single ‘Shotta Flow,’ sparking bidding wars between Interscope, Republic, and Caroline Records for it. However, Choppa declined their multimillion-dollar offers instead opting to keep ownership of his music.
He eventually signed a distribution deal with Steve Stoute’s independent label UnitedMasters and also established No Love Entertainment as his own label with Warner Music Group.
His YouTube channel boasts more than one million subscribers and views, giving him access to an additional source of income. Furthermore, his parents are extremely supportive of his career choice.
Debuted with ‘Shotta Flow’
Nle Choppa’s “Shotta Flow” went viral in 2019, garnering attention from hip hop vloggers and prompting major record labels to bid on it. While Republic, Interscope, and Caroline offered him contracts, he ultimately decided on independent distribution company UnitedMasters so as to retain full ownership over his master recordings.
Choppa quickly earned his fans’ affection with its catchy hook and hard-hitting beats, earning him recognition as an artist to watch. Subsequent singles ‘Camelot” and “Walk Em Down” (featuring Roddy Ricch) also charted highly on music charts. His journey has been made easier by having supportive family members around him such as his mother acting as his manager.
Signed to EMPIRE Distribution
After becoming a viral phenomenon with his viral hit single Shotta Flow, Nle Choppa garnered considerable interest from major record labels. But instead of signing with them despite lucrative offers, he chose Steve Stoute’s independent distribution company UnitedMasters instead and thus retained full ownership over his master recordings.
He is also an established social media influencer, boasting over one million subscribers on YouTube and featuring famed YouTube star Jake Paul as his guest vlogger in one of his videos. Additionally, he’s active on Instagram with thousands of fans and followers.
Stevie Wonder himself took notice of this young rapper and provided some advice at an event where they met.
Debuted at ‘Beale Street Music Festival’
NLE Choppa is an internationally-acclaimed rapper who has amassed an enormous fan base. An inspiring young man, NLE demonstrates the impact music can have on people’s lives.
His 2019 single, ‘Shotta Flow,’ went viral and gained him widespread acclaim. Its accompanying music video amassed over 15 million views in just six weeks on YouTube alone and peaked at 33 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and Billboard Hot 100 chart respectively.
As his success increased, United Masters sought to sign him on but instead chose for him to remain independent with ownership of all master recordings.