Bobby Shmurda Wiki
Bobby Shmurda (Ackquille John Pollard) is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. Pollard signed a deal with Epic Records after his track “Hot Nigga” peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Bobby Shmurda Biography
His career took off in 2014 when he posted the song ‘Hot Nigga’ on YouTube. He came up with the idea of the song after listening to Lloyd Banks’ ‘Jackpot’, which immediately enticed him with its beat. He made a music video and accompanied it with a performance of his trademark ‘Shmoney dance’. The video received over 2,000 views within a day and made him popular overnight. Soon, a number of Viners started to imitate his steps, which gave him even more exposure.
He next started to perform on stage with Meek Mill, who reached out to him after the success of his song. He also performed with Fabolous, and stars like Yo Gotti and Lil Durk showed interest in working with him.
He has been a part of ‘GS9’, a rap group from Brooklyn, New York. The group released a mixtape in July 2014 titled ‘Shmoney Shmurda (Shmixtape)’, featuring songs by Bobby Shmurda and others. In July 2014, American rapper Jay Z mentioned ‘Shmoney dance’ in one of his songs during his ‘On the Run Tour’. His wife Beyoncé, on the same tour, showed some of the dance moves during her performance of ‘Flawless’.
Soon after, Canadian rapper Drake used the song in his introduction at the ESPY Awards ceremony. Moreover, top artists like Juicy J, French Montana, Lil’ Kim, Gunplay and T.I. started to remix the song, adding their own verses to its lyrics. On July 22, 2014, he was signed by Epic Records for a record deal. In August 2014, he performed his ‘Shmoney Dance’ on stage alongside Drake on his ‘Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour’. He also featured on Rico Love’s single ‘Bank Roll’.
He released a reggae remix of the song on August 29, 2014, featuring Junior Reid, Mavado, Popcaan and Jah X. On September 5, he released another official remix of the song, which had additional vocals from Chris Brown, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Rowdy Rebel, Busta Rhymes, and Yo Gotti. On November 10, 2014, he released his debut EP from Epic Records, titled ‘Shmurda She Wrote’. The EP contained the lead single ‘Hot Nigga’ and the promotional song ‘Bobby Bitch’.
He appeared as a guest on the television show ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ in the episode ‘Hart Medication: Part 1’ on season four of the show. The episode aired on September 1, 2015.
Bobby Shmurda Age
Bobby was born on August 4, 1994.
Bobby Shmurda Family
Bobby was born on August 4, 1994, in Miami, Florida. His father is from Trinidad, while his mother is from Jamaica. He has an older brother named Javese Pollard. In 1995, when he was only one year old, his father “Gervase Johnson” was sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder.
His mother later relocated to the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn. According to Shmurda, he grew up “in the jungle”. He used to be out on the streets most of the time, picking up fights, often with older children. He suffered from attention deficit disorder (ADD) in school, and would often run out of class, finishing his assignments in a hurry.
Shmurda used to make his own “mad” versions of popular songs by 50 Cent and Jay Z. He was influenced by artists like 2Pac, Biggie, Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Trick Daddy. In 2004, at the age of ten, he remixed his first song ‘Knuck If You Buck’ by Crime Mob. He followed his older brother and his friends, who started selling drugs when they were only in the 9th grade.
As he would later mention in his lyrics, he had been selling crack since he was in the fifth grade. During his early days, he even faced legal issues a number of times. He was initially arrested on a gun charge that was later dropped. However, he then violated his probation terms and ended up being detained for 15 months.
Bobby Shmurda Father
when he was only one year old, his father “Gervase Johnson” was sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder.
Bobby Shmurda Brother
He has an older brother named Javese Pollard. Bobby and his brother Javesse were among 13 busted in 2014 on a slew of charges related to drug dealing and deadly clashes with rival gang members.
Bobby Shmurda Height|Weight
Bobby is 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighs about 53 kg.
Bobby Shmurda Arrested
On June 3, 2014, he was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon. He was later released on $10,000 bail. On December 17, 2014, he was arrested again, along with his ‘GS9’ band members including his older brother, for alleged involvement in a massive drug ring. He was charged with a number of criminal offenses, including conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment, and drug and gun possession. He was convicted on September 2, 2016, after pleading guilty, and was sentenced to 7 years in prison. However, his sentence was reduced to five years, counting towards the sentence the two years he served to await trial.
Bobby Shmurda Net Worth
Bobby has an estimated net worth of 400,000 dollars.
Bobby Shmurda Personal Life
Before he was convicted bobby was in a relationship with Kimberly Rousseau.
Bobby Shmurda Albums
- Shmurda She Wrote (2014)
Bobby Shmurda Songs
- Hot Nigga
- Bobby Bitch
Bobby Shmurda Dance
Well known as the “Shmoney Dance” it was portrayed in bobby shmurda’s music video for “Hot Nigga”.
Bobby Shmurda 6ix9ine
Dj Vlad aired his phone interview with bobby asking him about his song with tekashi. He questioned whether bobby will collaborate once again with tekashi but the rapper answered with a strong “No”. He actually claimed that tekashi 6ix9ine was a snitch during the phone call.
Bobby Shmurda Release Date
Shmurda has a parole hearing scheduled for August 2020 and his conditional release date is scheduled to be December 11, 2020.