Bryson Lashun Potts or is famously known for his stage name ‘NLE Choppa’ is an American rap artist, internet personality, singer, and songwriter.
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Stage Name: NLE Choppa
Full Name: Bryson Lashun Potts
Birthday: November 1, 2002
Place of Origin: Tennessee, United States
Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Children: Clover (daughter)
Profession: Rap Artist, Singer, Songwriter, and Internet Personality
Total Net Worth: $3 million US Dollars
Bryson Lashun Potts was born on the first of November, 2002, in the city of Memphis, Tennessee, United States. His father is from Nigeria and his mother is from Jamaica. He grew up and was raised in the village of Parkway.
He had his education initially at Shelby County Schools where he was active and played in the school basketball team. He then went to Cordova High School.
Bryson started his passion in music at an early age of 14 years old, where he would do freestyle rap with his friends, it was at the same time that he decided to pursue this career.
In June of 2020, Bryson had his first child, a daughter named Clover. He shared that it was life changing and it improves his mind set to be a better person for his child.
In the same year he elevated his spirituality and shared his awakening experience in social media by creating a YouTube channel ‘Awakened Choppa’. It talks about his healthy lifestyle by doing gardening and engaging in veganism.
At first, Bryson has been struggling with depression and mostly vent about it through his rap music. To develop himself, he coped by meditation. It helps him deal with his mental condition, health issues, and life pressures. As a young artist and entertainer, it was not easy for him. Because of this he has been banned in one of his social media platform, ‘Instagram’ in the first months of 2020.
His inspiration and influence on music came from artists YGK and Lil Wayne. Some of the tracks he listened to are local unreleased songs that are originally from the city of Memphis.
Bryson has served some of his time at the juvenile detention center, although it was not noted when it happened. When it was opened up, he did not share what is the reason he was arrested however, his detention motivated him to change his life. It was an eye opener for him and he stated that in one of his YouTube series titled ‘The Rise of NLE Choppa’.
Bryson’s career started in 2018. His mother, Angela Potts, became his manager long before he set an interest in rap music.
Initially he is known as YNR Choppa, and in the same year, he released his first single titled ‘No Love Anthem’. He then released his debut mixtape called ‘No Love the Takeover’. Following this event until the end of the year, he made an appearance in a Shotta Fam collective cypher style song titled ‘No Chorus Pt. 3’. He made the opening verse and caught the attention of media fans by his dance moves that made him stand out from the group.
At the peak of his online popularity, he released his single ‘Shotta Flow’, later that week. His breakout video has earned a total of 10 million views within a month. His music video was praised by Pitchfork as ‘Song of the Day’, complimenting his style of energetic delivery. His song made it to the Billboard Hot 100, and was ranked 96 rising to a spot at number 36. After the song was certified by the RIAA as platinum, he released a remix that features Blueface.
In February of 2019, he released his next single ‘Shotta Flow 2’ and earned around 20 million views on YouTube. This video retracted many of his disbelievers and silenced his detractors.
With his success in the online platform, Bryson already received several offers from different record labels, through a bidding war that reached up to $3 million US Dollars. He refused to sign a contract with record labels but instead made a deal with an independent company ‘UnitedMasters’, keeping his publishing and master recordings.
He also made appearances in other different artist’s videos like the song ‘Dreams’ by Juvenile and Birdman. He made a song titled ‘Blocc Is Hot’ as a tribute to his childhood and favourite rap artist Lil Wayne.
Through the end of 2019, Bryson continued to make single and collaborative projects of songs and music videos.
In 2020, Bryson made his debut studio album called ‘Top Shotta’, it was then followed by several single songs. Later that year, he vowed to stop making rap songs that portrayed violence, and decided to share positivity among listeners and awareness. He also created a new project called ‘From Dark to Light’, that was released on his birthday on November 1, 2020. The album cover portrayed him in an outside setting, sitting with his legs crossed with butterflies and rainbows. This is an image of his spiritual journey.
His future projects will focus on the development of ‘Shotta Flow 6’ and feature famous rap artist Lil Wayne.
His music style is well noted to portray an energetic and animated vocal approach with a heavy hitting and melodic tune.
Awards and Nominations
Bryson has a unique style in music that has gained positive attention from his fans and critics.
Even at a young age and his recent rise to success, we can expect great things from him in the future. He has received nominations for Best New Hip Hop Artist in 2020 by BET Hip Hop Awards.
NLE Choppa Total Net Worth
Bryson is a young and talented artist. He is a successful rap artist, singer, and songwriter. His works are well praised by his peers, community, industry, fans, and critics. His YouTube channel has over 2.5 million subscribers and his video generates more than 600 million views.
His current net worth is a total of $3 million.