Today, Memphis-bred rap phenom NLE Choppa presents the cinematic music video for “Cold Game” featuring Rick Ross. Watch above. It remains a standout from his new album Cottonwood 2 (Deluxe).
In the visual, Choppa and Ross trade bars outside of a massive mansion. In between vignettes of models at the pool, these two serve serious star power together. After cruising on a jet ski and blessing the club with a flurry of dollar bills, Choppa turns up on a luxury yacht, scanning the city’s skyline from the water at night. He has ultimately emerged as a “Boss” in his own right, and his first collaboration with Ross only affirms this coronation.
It continues a recent string of elevated videos. Most recently, he uncovered the inspiring visual for “Champions,” which boasted cameos from sports legends Mike Tyson, Angel Reese, Odell Beckham Jr., Floyd Mayweather, Jewell Lloyd, Michael Andrew, and LeBron James, among many more. Watch HERE.
At the same time, he has fueled one of the hottest smashes of the summer. Shining on a standout from the Fast X Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, he linked up with Kodak Black, Jimin of BTS, JVKE, & Muni Long for the banger “Angel Pt 1.” It has already reeled in a staggering 109 million streams in addition to 23 million YouTube views on the music video.
Taking over 2023, Choppa just graced the covers of both TMRW and Pause Mag. Summing up his trajectory, TMRW asserted, “a moment is something he’s undoubtedly achieved,” and Pause Mag observed, “NLE Choppa is an inspirational, hyper-aware 20-year-old that has grown to understand his true purpose and one who’s “so grateful” for all that he has accomplished.”
Next up, he joins Lil Durk on the highly-anticipated Sorry For The Drought Tour, rolling through arenas and amphitheaters all summer. Check out the full itinerary below!
What’s more, NLE Choppa is set to make his small screen debut in the final season of Grown-ish alongside Yara Shahadi, Trevor Jackson, Latto, and more. Tune-in on June 28th only on Freeform.
The acclaimed Cottonwood 2 (Deluxe) flaunts the expansive talents the visionary young artist has come to possess. The original album debuted #1 on Spotify’s Top Album chart and breakout single “Ain’t Gonna Answer” ft. Lil Wayne was the #1 most added single at radio. The deluxe boasts nine new tracks, including a remix of viral smash “Slut Me Out” featuring St. Louis rapper Sexyy Red. The original RIAA Gold-certified global anthem reached #1 on TikTok’s music chart and recently broke into the Top 10 on US Spotify while climbing Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
8/1 Tue Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/3 Thu Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
8/4 Fri Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
8/5 Sat Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
8/6 Sun Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/8 Tue Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
8/11 Fri Chicago, IL – United Center
8/12 Sat Chicago, IL – United Center
8/13 Sun Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
8/15 Tue Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
8/16 Wed Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
8/18 Fri St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/19 Sat Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
8/21 Mon Houston, TX – Toyota Center
8/22 Tue New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
8/23 Wed Austin, TX – Moody Center
8/25 Fri Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/26 Sat San Diego, CA – Petco Park *
8/29 Tue Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
8/30 Wed Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
9/1 Fri Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
9/6 Wed Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
9/7 Thu Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
ABOUT NLE CHOPPA:
NLE Choppa is relentless. With more than 5.5 billion total streams, 15 RIAA-certified plaques, 18 million combined followers, and two 2023 singles that found a comfortable home on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, the superstar 20-year-old MC from Memphis has already accomplished a lot. And yet he’s constantly working to satiate the needs of his fans and prove wrong any remaining doubters. Choppa’s recent work—culminating in his new album, Cottonwood 2 is still an ante-up on every conceivable level. Choppa’s emergence in the rap game is the stuff of legend, but for the uninitiated: His Platinum-certified single “Shotta Flow” became one of the biggest rap songs of 2019 without a premiere, co-sign, or major label push. Desiring creative control and ownership, he partnered with Warner Records to distribute his music and future releases on his label, No Love Entertainment. Fast forward to 2023 and the technical pyrotechnics remain, but Choppa has spent more time turning inward, reflecting on his devotion to family and spirituality, and sharing more of himself than he ever has. His songs about overcoming struggles and celebrating wins have won support from Billboard, The New York Times, Forbes, GQ, and Complex. Now, he just wants the rap conversation to reflect his immense talent. “When you mention the greatest artists, or when you mention the hottest artists out right now, I have to be in that conversation,” he declares.