Memphis emcee NLE Choppa is one of many artists who has emerged from Tennessee in recent years, and he, like others, has made a profound impact on the culture thus far. The rhymer rose to fame in 2019 with his single ‘Shotta Flow’ and ever since has been a point of focus in hip-hop. However, under the pressure of making an album, he had a slight breakdown.
In an appearance on The Thought Box, the Tennessee rapper explained how he ended up in that predicament, unveiling, “Through the process of music, stress, all this stuff going on, a lot of shit going on, I kind of lost it. That’s why I said making my album was a real testimony. Cause I lost myself in the process of making it.”
He continued, “Then, at the end, I found myself. I was trying to find peace, a way to find peace to where I could just get some alone time and just really focus on my thoughts. So I wouldn’t be driving myself crazy.”
In a strange twist, the rapper who often appears quite violent, admitted that he strangely found himself through the use of meditation, disclosing, “I started meditating. I found myself again right when all my blessings about to come in. It set me back right on what’s important. Cause, at first, I was just drained. I was drained, but I felt how drained I was. It kind of benefited in the music I was making.”
The Memphis native (real name Bryson Potts) unveiled that he will continue to meditate, especially given the fact he is the father of a young child. In a word guidance, he told fans, “It starts with you! It’s all about getting in the right space. Being comfortable. You don’t have to sit in certain ways. You ain’t got to do all that. It’s just you being comfortable.”
He continued, “Focus on your breathing. Control your thoughts. And if you having wonders, anxieties, anything in your head to where you can’t focus on your breathing … ’cause you worrying about shit? You gotta make a box in your head. A mental thought box for real.”
The rapper released his album, Top Shotta, to great success. Although it didn’t hit number one, it made it into the top ten, debuting at number ten on the Billboard 200. You can listen to Potts’ interview below.