Age: 16 Hometown: Memphis Influence: "A lot of Lil Wayne from the younger days. Around 8 or so I was listening to Lil Wayne. He stopped droppin', so now I listen to more like YoungBoy [Never Broke Again], Meek Mill [and] Lil Durk." Memphis teen rap sensation NLE Choppa has seen his circumstances change with the swiftness. He began freestyling with his friends at 14, started taking it seriously at age 15 and had millions of views and major-label interest shortly after his 16th birthday.