In 2018, NLE health and wellness Choppa began rapping professionally with the encouragement of his mother, who remains his manager. Shotta Flow’s debut single in 2019 introduced his militaristic flow, blending nihilism with minimal beats and haunting, infectious melodies that made him a TikTok sensation. Earlier this month, he celebrated his 18th birthday, which holds special significance for the Memphis, Tennessee native: “One represents new beginnings, and eight represents completion and wholeness,” he said.
NLE Health & Wellness is NLE Choppa’s new company
His NLE health and wellness company was recently launched on social media. The handle on his Instagram account links to the products he sells. Detox tea, sea moss, and chlorophyll are among the products offered.
What was the idea behind it?
Due to the way astrology was working on my behalf, it seemed like the perfect time to release it. This month saw two full moons. When full moons occur, spiritual people speak many manifestations and affirmations into existence. My age is 18. The saying goes that I’m grown, even though I’ve been grown for a long time
What made you decide to chronicle this growth?
I have just returned from a journey. There’s no secret about me. I will tell people what’s going on in my life. The way you always stay in touch with your fans is by letting them know what you’re up to. While I try to avoid too much personal shit, I do think it’s important to highlight things that are helping you so they can benefit from them as well. My goal is to spread the word whenever something has helped me.
It was so quick for you to blow up
Yes, without a doubt. I have been working hard these last few months, but I know how to have a certain balance even though I am still working hard. When to keep my energy up, rather than just working and draining it over songs, and then stepping away for a while. As soon as I feel the need for meditation, I know it. Grounding myself is something I know when I need to do. I now have a lot more knowledge to keep me balanced so I can be the best version of myself.
What role did having a baby play in this new belief system?
The change wouldn’t have happened without her, because she’s the main character in this little story. I am thankful that I have a daughter because I had thought I would have a son who would be just like me and I wouldn’t have to change too much. But God blessed me with a daughter with NLE health and wellness.
It’s impossible for me to be that same guy around my daughter because she’ll want to be around the people who raised her. Therefore, you just have to be a role model. That’s what I’ve been working toward. That’s what I strive to accomplish every day.
From here, where do you see yourself going?
Right now, I don’t see myself making any more negative music. NLE health and wellness is just expanding and growing outside my comfort zone more and more, while still promoting the same message.
How did you realize you were experiencing anxiety?
Those experiences predate my time in the rap industry and even before I joined NLE health and wellness. Since everything in my career was getting so crazy, I just didn’t have the time to handle a lot of my issues the right way. There seemed to be no solution. There was no point in smoking. There was no solution to drugs. It was just a matter of breathing, finding inner peace, practicing breath work, and changing my thoughts around. After learning how to focus on my thoughts, I began to realize that my thoughts and reality are truly beautiful.