Shotta Flow

Album: Cottonwood (2019)
Charted: 54
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Songfacts®:

  • NLE Choppa (real name: Bryson Potts) is a rapper from Memphis, Tennessee; the NLE in his performing name stands for "No Love Entertainment." This braggadocio song, recorded when he was 16 years old, was his breakthrough single.
  • Choppa normally freestyles his recordings but in this instance he had written much of the song, so he just ad-libbed the last part.
  • Choppa originally found Midas 800's beat for this song on YouTube. It was the first time he'd worked with the producers.
  • Midas 800 didn't know at first that his beat had been used for "Shotta Flow." This was because after NLE Choppa found it on YouTube, he recorded the song before contacting the producer. "By the time he reached out to me, he probably already had like 5 million streams on his video," Midas recalled to Genius. "Told me, I changed his life and he wanted to make sure we did more business."
  • NLE Choppa dropped several sequels, with "Shotta Flow 3," "Shotta Flow 4" and "Shotta Flow 5" all included on his debut album, Top Shotta.

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