Choppa at SportsRock in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
|Also known as
||Da Real Choppa,
October 29, 1980 |
||New Orleans, U.S.
||Southern hip hop, Dirty South,
||No Limit/Universal, Take Fo Records, Body Head
||504 Boyz, Body Head Bangerz, Baby Boy da Prince, Brittany Ni'Cole, Magic, Master P
Darwin Turner, better known by his stage name Choppa, is a New Orleans rapper.
Choppa was contracted to several record labels. He was signed to Master p's record label, No Limit records, in 2002. In 2006 he signed to the record label Cash Money. He was formerly signed to Master P's No Limit Records. His most successful single was "Choppa Style", which was a typical example of bounce music and was released twice one recorded with Master P himself after signing with his label. He started his own record label Street Balla Records in 2003. In 2004 he was signed to Body Head Entertainment, the label on which he released his 2005 album Da Real Choppa and is also a member of Roy Jones Jr.'s hip hop group Body Head Bangerz. He appeared with Mike Jones and 5th Ward Weebie on the 2004 Dirty South compilation released by Swishahouse The Day Hell Broke Loose 2 AKA Major Without A Major Deal on the song "Throwed".
Studio albums 
- ^ 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."
- ^ a b Jayson 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."
- ^ Corey Moss (2005-09-07). "Juvenile, 3 Doors Down Among Those Affected By Disaster: Master P, Chopper, Better Than Ezra have also suffered loss of family, homes". VH1. Retrieved 2011-02-04. "Chopper donated $150,000 ("Out of my personal account, forget the business account," he noted) and has traveled to Houston and surrounding areas to aid in relief efforts. He's also written a song about watching his city crumble; "Crescent City Crisis" will appear on his forthcoming album."
- ^ Ben Ratliff (2005-11-06). "Meet New Orleans Rap's Most Surprising Savior". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-04. "Working on a freelance basis in 2001, he had produced tracks with a local rapper named Choppa. (At the time, the song "Choppa Style" was No. 1 on the New Orleans hip-hop station.)"
- ^ Ashlene Nand, Remmie Fresh (2005-09-11). "BET's SOS Telethon Raises $10 Million Dollar". all hip hop. Retrieved 2011-02-04. "Added fellow Southern artist Young City [aka Chopper]: "We never thought it was going to hit like that. I lost my grandma. Some of my friends died.""
- ^ a b "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."
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