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Choppa at SportsRock in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Background information
Birth name Darwin Turner
Also known as Da Real Choppa,
Born (1980-10-29) October 29, 1980 (age 34)
Origin New Orleans, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer, songwriter
Years active 2000–present
Labels No Limit Forever (Current), No Limit, Cash Money, Universal, Take Fo Records, Body Head(Format)
Associated acts 504 Boyz, Body Head Bangerz, Master P, Brittany Ni'Cole, Magic, Baby Boy da Prince

Darwin Turner, better known by his stage name Choppa, is an American rapper and songwriter.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


Choppa was contracted to several record labels. He was signed to Take Fo' Records label, in 2002.[6] In 2006 he signed to the record label Cash Money.[2] 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 Take Fo' Records, and another with Take Fo'/ No Limit/Universal. 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". In July 2014 Choppa resurfaced with a new single "Up".


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
2002 Choppa Style 99
2003 Straight from the N.O. 54 17
2005 Da Real Choppa
2006 Comin' Back Home
2006 Da Real Choppa & Hot Boy Ronald - It Is What It Is
2013 Choppa Style The Mixtape


Year Song Chart positions Album
2003 "Choppa Style" (featuring Master P) 94 49 Straight from the N.O.
2007 "Woaa" Saggin' & Swaggin'
2013 "She's Bad" (featuring Marka[disambiguation needed]) Bourbon Street


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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.) 
  5. ^ 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." 
  6. ^ 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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