Bobby Shmurda is one of the young rappers who came into the spotlight in 2014 to support the “new sound” of rap music. The hot nigga rapper became famous with his hit single and was ready to make waves in the industry.
But while people still believe he will reach the heights he is expected to reach, his legal problems have pushed him to the sidelines. He is currently in jail on numerous charges. Bobby says that he hopes to get into acting at some point later in his career. He also names Kevin Hart as one of the actors he would like to work with.
Bobby Shmurda Biography, Wiki, Family
Bobby’s real name is Ackquille Jean Pollard and he is the younger of two sons. His older brother is called Javese. Shmurda was born on August 4, 1994, in Miami, Florida, where he grew up until his Jamaican father was imprisoned. He and his mother, who is from Trinidad, moved to Brooklyn, New York, and then to East Flatbush.
Nothing is known about Shmurda’s youth, his family relationships and his school activities. Shmurda had his fair share of trouble with the law. Once he spent fifteen months in jail for violating his parole. He was also arrested for illegal possession of a firearm, but the charges were later dropped.
Bobby Shmurda is the leader of a rap syndicate called GS9, although the law did not recognize them as another rap group. According to Shmurda’s indictment, GS9 was a crime syndicate led by him. They were seen as an organization that was regularly involved in all kinds of crime along East Flatbush to King’s Highway. The list included disputes with rival gangs, drug dealing, non-lethal shootings, and even murder.
Not surprisingly, Shmurda fell in love with rap music. This love became apparent in 2004 at the young age of 10. He took the song “Knuck If You Buck” from Crime Mob and made it his own song. However, the remix didn’t really take off until 2014, a decade later. That year he released the banger track Hot Nigga, for which he is best known.
Bobby’s popularity and fame continued to grow as he introduced ‘shmoney dance’. He did so by releasing a video with the original choreography he did in 2013. This increased the popularity of the song on video sharing platforms like Vine, and very soon the ‘shmoney dance’ memo was created. The dance was performed mainly by veteran singer Beyonce while she was on her On the Run tour. It was also used by rapper Drake at the ESPY Awards 2014.
The song landed on the Billboard Rap Digital charter, finishing 21st and 6th on the Billboard Hot 100, and the song also went platinum. The success of the song meant that he was able to get the top acts Chris Brown, Jadakiss and Busta Rhyme to remix the song.
Bobby also debuted on television with a guest appearance in an episode of the fourth season of Real Husbands of Hollywood. 2014 continued to prove to be a good year for Bobby Shmurda. He was on stage with American rapper Meek Mill and signed a record deal with Epic Records.
This year there was another remix of Hot Nigga, which expanded the roster compared to the first remix. Bobby then started working on his debut album, which was to be released under Epic Records. The album, which was produced by Jahlil Beats, was to be released in 2016. Unfortunately, this did not happen and the album was suspended due to Shmurda’s imprisonment.
The police, who claimed to have monitored Shmurda long before his rise to fame, arrested him on two occasions in 2014. The second arrest involved his brother Javese and his GS9 colleague, Rowdy Rebel. He was charged with possession of drugs and weapons, reckless endangerment and conspiracy to commit murder. He pleaded not guilty and his bail was set at $2 million.
Officer James Essig was the head of the NYPD unit that made his arrest. The officer said that Bobby’s writings were like a real document of his life on the street. In his hit single Hot Nigga, Shmurda had been rapping about how he had been selling crack since the fifth grade because Jaja (God) had shown him. He had also bragged about the past and future murders of his crew.
Shmurda, who was facing a maximum sentence of 8 to 25 years, claimed the officer’s views and said that his lyrics reflected his real life. However, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the texts could not be accepted as evidence in a trial unless there was clear evidence that they related to a specific crime.
Bobby Shmurda’s Death
The rumors that Bobby Shmurda is dead are a farce. However, he got into a lot of fights during his time in prison.
In late 2015, Shmurda and his ex-girlfriend were caught after smuggling a knife into Rikers Island prison. This put him at risk of another seven-year prison sentence. He and his ex-girlfriend pleaded not guilty to these charges.
In September 2016, Bobby pleaded guilty on two counts of possession of a firearm and conspiracy in the third degree. This gave him seven years without the possibility of an appeal. However, he was credited with the two years he had already spent in prison. This meant that he had a total of 5 years left, with a further 5 years on probation.
In early 2017. Bobby received another charge of four years when a prison cell was found in his cell. However, the sentence did not add another prison term, as it runs concurrently with his ongoing seven-year prison sentence.
Shmurda earns an average of $7.75 per week as an inmate. In February 2017, he issued a statement saying that he was still writing songs in prison in preparation for his release.
Bobby Shmurda’s Height, Net Worth
Bobby Shmurda stands at an adult height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m), which is considered the average height for the American man. He didn’t really have time to increase his fortune as he was thrown into prison almost as soon as fame knocked on the door. His net worth is estimated at $500,000.