The highly anti­cip­ated release of Mem­ph­is hip-hop sen­sa­tion NLE Chop­pa’s new album, Cot­ton­wood 2, has been mak­ing waves in the music industry. The record fea­tures the vir­al hit single “Slut Me Out,” which not only reached #1 on Tik­Tok’s music chart but also broke into the top 10 on US Spo­ti­fy, accom­pan­ied by a risqué remix with St. Louis’ Sexyy Red. With over 5.5 bil­lion glob­al streams, 13 cer­ti­fied RIAA plaques, and a whop­ping 26 mil­lion words read through his NLE Read­ing Chal­lenge, Choppa has worked tire­lessly to become a respec­ted fig­ure in his com­munity. Recently, he par­ti­cip­ated in a pan­el and per­form­ance at the Grammy Museum’s “Grammy In The Schools” Fest­iv­al, lead­ing by example and show­ing young people the import­ance of liv­ing a pur­pose-filled life.

Chop­pa’s name has become syn­onym­ous with the élite of the rap world, hav­ing topped Bill­board’s Emer­ging Artists chart for a record-break­ing 24 weeks in 2019, cracked the Bill­board 200 top 10 with 2020’s Top Shotta, and secured a spot on last year’s Bill­board 21 Under 21 list. Cot­ton­wood 2 is a cel­eb­ra­tion of growth, fol­low­ing the break­out star’s 2022 mix­tape, Me vs. Me, which served as a step­ping stone to this moment. The album fea­tures nuanced reflec­tions like “The Gender Song” along­side elec­tri­fy­ing tracks like “Jump­in” and “Shotta Flow 6,” as well as a col­lab­or­a­tion with Lil Wayne on “Ain’t Gonna Answer.”

Chop­pa’s fiery new single, “Talk Dif­fer­ent,” exam­ines how suc­cess changes people, set to boom­ing bass and echo­ing vocals. The accom­pa­ny­ing music video is equally pro­voc­at­ive, with the young rap­per depic­ted in the finest fash­ions iced out while rid­ing through the streets of Los Angeles. The album also includes new hits like “Before I” and “All I Know,” as well as pre­vi­ously released favor­ites “Mo Up Front” and “Cham­pi­ons.” With Cot­ton­wood 2, Choppa con­tin­ues to level up, deliv­er­ing one of 2023’s most ambi­tious and addict­ive albums.

1. “Talk Dif­fer­ent”
2. “Before I”
3. “Do It Again” feat. 2Rare
4. “Drop Top”
5. “Ain’t Gonna Answer” feat. Lil Wayne
6. “Mo Up Front”
7. “Auto­mo­booty” feat. Lola Brooke & Mod­esty
8. “In the UK”
9. “Cham­pi­ons”
10. “All I Know”
11. “Dope” feat. Fivio For­eign
12. “Pretty Brown”
13. “Home”
14. “Habits” feat. Kev­in Gates
15. “Round and Round”
16. “Stomp Em Out” feat. Duke Deuce
17. “Thug It Out”
18. “Glide With Me”
19. “Dis­ab­il­ity Checks” feat. Polo G and G Herbo
20. “Slut Me Out”
21. “On God” feat. Queen Naija
22. “Cold Game” feat. Rick Ross

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.