My First: JNR Choi On Learning The Lyrics To ‘Smack That’, Joey Bad$$ Influence & Lil’ Wayne

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Every generation has a different story on how they fell in love with Hip Hop.

Based in London, United Kingdom, JNR Choi started getting noticed by the masses with his single “To The Moon” in late 2021 as the song went viral on Tik Tok and eventually in 2022 reached #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts!

With an international look into the world of Hip Hop, JNR Choi takes a look at when he was 12-years-old as the genre helped him escape from his realities at the time. He also looks back at seeing Joey Badass perform for the first time and become inspired but the way he controlled the crowd.

JNR Choi also discussed how he looked up to Lil’ Wayne at the time, learning his first Hip Hop track – Akon’s 2006 single “Smack That” and hearing his track on the radio for the time on HOT 97, playing it back to his friends back in his home country.

Celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop, “My First” details your favorite celebrities’ relationship with the biggest culture in the world. The conversation will revolve around questions such as the first time they fell in love with Hip Hop, first song they heard on the radio, one of their biggest experiences with the culture, and more!