^Kelefa Sanneh (2005-09-19). "CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Rapping for a Hometown in Hurricane Crisis". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-04. "The victim was the New Orleans rapper (and reality-TV veteran) known variously as Young City or Chopper, an aspiring star who joined loads of established ones inside the Philips Arena for a concert called Heal the Hood, a hip-hop fund-raiser for -- and, in a few cases, by -- victims of Hurricane Katrina."
^ abJayson Rodriguez (2006-12-05). "Da Band's Chopper Signs With Cash Money, Slams Diddy". VH1. Retrieved 2011-02-04. "When Chopper (a.k.a. Young City), formerly of Da Band, was debating which label to sign with after leaving Bad Boy, his decision came down to one thing. When he was down and out, Chopper said, fellow New Orleans native Baby of Cash Money Records provided for him."
^ ab"P. Diddy Inks Joint Venture With Warner Music Group". Soundslam. 2005-04-15. Retrieved 2011-02-04. "Formed in 1994, the flagship company of BBWEG is Bad Boy Records. Other artists include B5, Boyz N Da Hood, Mase, Carl Thomas, 8Ball & MJG, Mario Winans, and promising up-and-coming artists such as Choppa from Da Band and Cheri Denis."