Bobby is Free

Ricky Horner, Sports Journalist

On September 2, 2016, Bobby Shmurda pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree conspiracy and one count of weapons possession and was sentenced to seven years in prison. The American rapper/songwriter, Ackquille Jean Pollard, is considered the creator or founder of Brooklyn drill music along with his members “GS9”. Back in 2014, the young drill artist wrote one of the hottest songs that year, capping at number six in all songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Shortly after his success with the single, he dropped in 2014, Epic Records made a deal with him that Bobby soon signed too. Shmurda was well known as “hot boy”, a violent youngin impoverished through the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. He gained infamy when he performed the “Shmoney Dance” video, which had millions of YouTube views.


On December 17, 2014, police arrested Shmurda and 14 others, including his brother Javanese and his fellow GS9 label-mate rowdy Rondell. Police charged Shmurda with intentions to commit murder, reckless endangerment, and drug and gun possession charges against the others included murder, attempted murder, and drug dealing. Shmurda and his ex-girlfriend were caught by officials between late June and early July in 2015 for smuggling a knife in Rikers island jail. He and his ex were charged with an additional seven-year sentence. Bobby Shumrda was originally supposed to be released in December 2020, but became eligible for parole as a result of good intentions and will remain detained in Kings County until Feb. 23, 2026. The rapper’s career was just starting to take off in 2014 when he was arrested.