Bobby Shmurda has been back home for 16 months, after a long stint of imprisonment. Since his release, the American rapper has been able to exit the original record deal that he signed with Epic Records.
Shmurda has now started up his own label, GS9, in partnership with ONErpm. Now, he is scheduled to issue his first post-prison EP entitled Bodboy, containing nine tracks, due to come out on August 5th on his new label. The EP will be available to stream across all the usual streaming platforms.
Shmurda has given us a taste of what is to come; he’s been sharing a consistent release of new tracks after being amicably released from the contract he signed with Epic.
The latest track we’ve seen from the 27-year-old rapper, and the first release from Bodboy is ‘Hoochie Daddy’, something of a spin-off from Uncle Luke’s ‘Hoochie Mama’. On the track, Shmurda toys with a new experimental sound at a faster pace.
Shmurda was arrested in 2014 by New York City Police. He was charged with conspiracy to murder, possession of dangerous weapons and reckless endangerment, along with other members of the hip hop collective GS9. GS9 are based in New York City and often found themselves in confrontation with criminal gangs and were responsible for murders and shootings, as well as trafficking drugs.
Two years later, in 2016, he pleaded guilty to the charges and was given seven years imprisonment – though this was reduced to five years as he had been waiting two years for the trial to begin. Shmurda spent over six years in prison and was released in 2021, which was received well in the hip-hop community.
Check out the video from Shmurda’s new hit release ‘Hoochie Daddy’ below.