Choppa

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Choppa
Choppa.jpg
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 35)
Origin New Orleans, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer, songwriter
Years active 2000–present
Labels I Represent, No Limit Forever (Current) Take Fo', The New No Limit, Universal, Body Head (Former)
Associated acts 504 Boyz, Body Head Bangerz, Master P, Magic, Baby Boy da Prince, Lil' Brittany

Darwin Turner, better known by his stage name Choppa, is an American rapper and songwriter.

History[edit]

Early Career[edit]

While as a teenager Choppa worked on his lyrical skills as a hobby, but he felt his destiny was in professional sports. Disagreements with his high school football coach steered him away from sports and Choppa started taking his music career seriously.[1]

2002—03: Choppa Style and Straight from the N.O.[edit]

In early 2002, Choppa signed to independent label Take Fo' Records.[1] On October 22, 2002, Choppa released his debut album entitled Choppa Style; it was named after his first single "Choppa Style" which became a regional hit in New Orleans.

In early 2003, after hearing about Choppa, Master P signed him to his new label The New No Limit Records which at that time had distribution from Universal Records. Choppa also joined Master P's new group at the time, the 504 Boyz. Choppa & Master P re-recorded the single "Choppa Style" and re-released it as the first single from his second album. The single went on to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 94. On March 4, 2003, Choppa released his second album entitled Straight from the N.O.. This album charted at number 54 on the US Billboard 200. In late 2003, Choppa started his own record label Street Balla Records.

2004—06: Da Real Choppa and Comin' Back Home[edit]

In early 2004, after leaving Take Fo' Records & New No Limit Records, Choppa signed to Roy Jones, Jr.'s record label, Body Head Entertainment and also joined Roy Jones, Jr.'s group Body Head Bangerz. On September 13, 2005, Choppa released his third album entitled Da Real Choppa. On July 18, 2006, Choppa released his fourth album entitled Comin' Back Home.

2013—present[edit]

On September 26, 2013, Choppa released his debut mixtape and first solo project in seven years entitled "Choppa Style".[2]

Personal life[edit]

Choppa is the brother of fellow rappers Baby Boy da Prince and Lil' Brittany.

Discography[edit]

Main article: 504 Boyz discography

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
Choppa Style 99
Straight from the N.O. 54 15
Da Real Choppa
(as Da Real Choppa)
  • Released: September 13, 2005 (US)
  • Label: Street Balla, Body Head
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
Comin' Back Home
(as Da Real Choppa)
  • Released: July 18, 2006 (US)
  • Label: Street Balla, Body Head
  • Format: CD, MD, LP
Straight from the N.O. 2 TBR

Collaboration albums[edit]

List of collaboration albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US R&B
Body Head Bangerz: Volume One
(with Body Head Bangerz)
38
It Is What It Is
(with Hot Boy Ronald)
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: True Champ
  • Format: CD, MD, LP

Mixtapes[edit]

Choppa's mixtapes and details
Title Mixtape details
Choppa Style
  • Released: September 26, 2013
  • Label: I Represent

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
"Choppa Style" 2002 Choppa Style
"Choppa Style"
(featuring Master P)
2003 94 49 Straight from the N.O.
"Woaa"[3] 2007 N/A
"I Feel Dat Black & Gold"[4] 2012 N/A
"Goin Hard"[5]
(featuring Level & Hollywood Bay Bay)
2013 N/A
"She Got It"[6]
(featuring August Alsina)
2014 N/A
"She Bad"[7] N/A
"Body"[8]
(featuring Detroit)
N/A
"Drop It Low"[9]
(featuring Joint Inc)
2015 TBA

References[edit]

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