NLE Choppa is the stage name for Bryson Potts. He also used the name YNR Choppa at the beginning of his career. He is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His biggest single is Shotta Flow, which he released in 2019. The breakout single reached platinum certification and helped him earn millions. So, how much is NLE Choppa net worth?
As of 2020, NLE Choppa is still a teenager. But he is among the rich teenagers in America. NLE Choppa net worth is more than $5 million.
Career Ups and Downs
Bryson started his career as a freestyle artist at 14 years old. At the time, he used the name YNR Choppa. In 2018, he released his debut mixtape No Love the Takeover on No Love Entertainment.
His mother Angela Potts serves the role of his manager. She manages his career since the beginning of his rap life. Following the release of No Love the Takeover, he appeared on No Chorus Pt.3. it is a cipher-style song by his Shotta Farm collective. Thanks to his opening verse and dance moves, NLE stands out from the group. That is how he earned his first online buzz.
Following the surge of popularity, NLE Choppa released his breakout single Shotta Flow. This was just one week later. In the first few days, the video amassed more than 300,000 views. And in the first month, the video reached 10 million views. Pitchfork highlighted the track as the Song of the Day.
Critics praised Choppa for his energetic delivery and dance moves. The song debuted at Number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at 36.
In February the next year, he released the sequel of the song, Shotta Flow 2. This video amassed 20 million views within the first two months. Record labels started asking him. They wanted to reach a deal. But Choppa turned them down, the final offer reaching $3 million. He turned that down and signed with the independent distribution company UnitedMasters.
The deal allowed him to keep his master recordings and publishing. In May 2019, NLE released the single Capo. He continued releasing singles and made his music festival debut at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis.
In June 2019, NLE released the single Free YoungBoy, a music video in support of fellow rapper NBA YoungBoy. The video quickly reached 19 million views on YouTube. This was his first video released under his own label No Love Entertainment in partnership with Warner Records.
In December 2019, he released his debut extended play Cottonwood named after the area he grew up in. In March 2020, he released the lead single Walk Em Down from the upcoming debut studio album.
His animated vocals and energetic rapping make him one of the unique artists in the rap world. You can feel the rapping on his breakout single Shotta Flow and every other single. Critics describe his sound as melodic albeit heavy-hitting. He has a wild and rambunctious delivery in his verses.
His top songs include:
- Shotta Flow
- Shotta Flow 2
- Hit the Scene
NLE Choppa’s real name is Bryson Potts. He was born in 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee. He grew up in Memphis and went to Cordova High School. During his childhood days, he played basketball. But he couldn’t focus on sport too much because of troubles. He often got into trouble.
He revealed in the YouTube series the Rise of NLE Choppa that he spend time in a juvenile detention center. He didn’t say a specific date. But he said that the time there was an eye-opener. And it helped him focus more on his career.
NLA doesn’t do drugs. His athletic background helps him maintain a slim fit body. You can say he is average in terms of social media influence. He has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and close to 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
There were questions about his ancestry. The term Shotta was heavily used amongst Jamaicans and it is a slang for a gangster. But Choppa is a big fan of reggae music and Bob Marley, which is why he uses the term in his music.
His name NLE stands for No Love Entertainment.