Top Shotta

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Top Shotta
NLE Choppa - Top Shotta.png
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 7, 2020 (2020-08-07)
Recorded201920
Genre
Length61:25
Label Warner
Producer
  • Budda Beats
  • CashMoneyAP
  • Chapo
  • DMAC
  • Evince
  • Evrgrn
  • FreshDuzIt
  • Glazer
  • GStylesOnTheTrack
  • Hozay Beats
  • Javar Rockamore
  • Kannon
  • Karltin Bankz
  • Keyz
  • Kyle Junior
  • Londn Blue
  • Loshendrix
  • MP808
  • Noah
  • Palaze
  • Papamitrou
  • Payday
  • Soul Soundz
  • Spencer Stewart
  • Stebbz
  • Stonii
  • TNTXD
  • Tre Pounds
  • Xavi
  • Yung Talent
NLE Choppa chronology
Cottonwood
(2019)
Top Shotta
(2020)
From Dark to Light
(2020)
Singles from Top Shotta
  1. "Shotta Flow 3"
    Released: July 19, 2019
  2. "Camelot"
    Released: September 13, 2019
  3. "Walk Em Down"
    Released: March 19, 2020
  4. "Shotta Flow 5"
    Released: June 12, 2020
  5. "Narrow Road"
    Released: July 30, 2020
  6. "Make Em Say"
    Released: August 7, 2020

Top Shotta is the debut studio album by American rapper NLE Choppa. It was released on August 7, 2020 via NLE Choppa Entertainment under exclusive license to Warner Records. It was initially set for release in early 2020, [1] but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests. The production of the album was handled by several record producers, including CashMoneyAP, Javar Rockamore and TNTXD. It features guest appearances from Mulatto, Roddy Ricch, Chief Keef, and Lil Baby. The album debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200.

Contents

The album was promoted by six singles: "Shotta Flow 3", "Camelot", "Walk Em Down", "Shotta Flow 5", "Narrow Road", and "Make Em Say".

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
NME Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Paste 7/10 [4]

Top Shotta was met with mostly favorable reviews from music critics. NME awarded the album three out of five stars, criticizing the first half of the album for its lack of cohesiveness, but praising the album's second half for its more reflective subject matter, saying "He's only 18, and yet the rap protege here proves himself with a collection that balances his braggadocio and vulnerability to thrilling effect." [3] Paste magazine gave the album a score of 7/10, saying "The young rapper's major-label debut, Top Shotta, is at its best when he's open, honest and emotional." [4]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Daydream"
  • Bryson Potts
  • Noah Pettigrew
  • Gunnlaugur Orri Sumarlidason
  • Stefan Vilhelmsson
  • Glazer
  • Noah
  • Stebbz
  • RealRed (add.)
2:22
2."Double Bacc"
3:14
3."Make Em Say" (featuring Mulatto)
3:22
4."Camelot"
  • Potts
  • Darzell Triplett
FreshDuzIt2:28
5."Walk Em Down" (featuring Roddy Ricch)
  • CashMoneyAP
  • Loshendrix
2:53
6."Murda Talk"
  • Potts
  • Robert Reese
  • Theodore Thomas
  • Javar Rockamore
  • Caleb McLean
  • Ron Montgomery
  • Keyz
  • Stonii
  • Javar Rockamore
  • Soul Soundz
  • RealRed (add.)
2:24
7."Who TF Up in My Trap"
  • Keyz
  • Stonii
  • Javar Rockamore
2:24
8."Shotta Flow 3"
  • Potts
  • Jose Reynoso-Contreras
Hozay Beats3:01
9."Top Shotta Flow"
  • Potts
  • Jeff Lacroix
  • Rockamore
  • McLean
  • Montgomery
  • Tre Pounds
  • Javar Rockamore
  • Soul Soundz
  • RealRed (add.)
2:46
10."Shotta Flow 4" (featuring Chief Keef)
  • CashMoneyAP
  • RealRed (add.)
3:37
11."Shotta Flow 5"
  • Potts
  • Harald Sorebo
  • Courageous Herrera
  • Payday
  • Xavi
  • RealRed (add.)
2:25
12."Neighborhood Watch"
  • Potts
  • Kodarius Johnson
Kannon3:22
13."Can't Take It"
  • Potts
  • Thomas Horton
  • Amman Nurani
  • TNTXD
  • Evrgrn
3:05
14."Gamble With My Heart"
  • Potts
  • Horton
  • David McDowell
  • Lukas Payne
  • Jerome Grant
  • Sterling Reynolds
  • Jhamiel
  • TNTXD
  • Dmac
  • Karltin Bankz
  • Londn Blue
3:02
15."Molly"
  • Potts
  • Petit
  • Benjamin Calame
  • CashMoneyAP
  • Chapo
3:23
16."Paranoid"
  • Potts
  • Christoffer Marcussen
  • Kyle Junior
  • Palaze
  • Kyle Junior
2:59
17."Narrow Road" (featuring Lil Baby)
Quay Global4:00
18."Watch Out for the Narcs"
  • Potts
  • Petit
  • Spencer Stewart
  • Jesse Evans
  • CashMoneyAP
  • Spencer Stewart
  • Evince
  • RealRed (add.)
3:36
19."Made It Happen"
  • Potts
  • Horton
  • McDowell
  • Payne
  • TNTXD
  • Dmac
  • Karltin Bankz
  • Londn Blue
2:51
20."Depression"
  • Potts
  • Golden Styles
  • Leonsio Muca
  • Lucas Cardoso Suckow
  • Monique Diamond
  • GStylesOnTheTrack
  • Monique Winning (add.)
4:03
Total length:1:01:25

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [11] Gold500,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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