Bobby Shmurda was released from prison after almost seven years, in late February. The Brooklyn rapper has unfortunately not released any music since then, not even a “First Day Out” record. Shmurda has been previewing various songs that he may put out, though.
Shmurda has also been making some impressive behind the scenes moves. According to Complex, he signed with Roc Nation, which will be for a management deal. This is also reportedly the same group that helped Meek Mill get out of prison in April 2018.
HipHopDX added that Roc Nation is also looking at distributors who would work on a feature film or documentary about Shmurda. Back in June, the “Hot N*gga” rapper was also seen at Roc Nation’s office.
“He’ll ask questions and not just ask but actually comprehend,” said Mike Brinkley, a senior vice president of artist management at Roc Nation. “Meeting him for the first time, you can’t even fathom what he went through because he doesn’t wear it. He’s like, ‘I’m here to work, what do you need me to do?’”
In a feature story in the New York Times, they caught up in the day in the life of Shmurda since getting out of prison as well. These include recording more music, and being around more women. He also added that his incarceration made him more wiser.
“I just knew I had to get my business together,” Shmurda said. “You can’t be walking around outside and your kitchen stinks. I feel like being locked up, it made me smarter. It made me stronger. And it made me badder, but in a good way. Instead of saying, boom, ‘I want to go in the streets and cause hell,’ I’m saying, ‘I want to go in the streets and give back.’ I feel like that’s gangster.”
Hopefully, new music will finally be on the way soon. Bobby initially broke out as a star in 2014, with his “Hot N*gga” and “Bobby B*tch” singles. His debut EP, “Shmurda She Wrote,” also did very well that year. Shortly after Shmurda’s prison releae, that EP went gold, Hot N*gga went 5x platinum, and Bobby B*tch is also platinum.