Ackquille Jean Pollard, also known as Bobby Shmurda, is an American rapper and songwriter. Shmurda is considered to be the founder of Brooklyn Drill Music along with Rowdy Rebel.
Bobby Shmurda was born on August 4, 1994 in Miami, Florida. He started rapping at an early age and was signed by Epic Records, and then later signed to record label GS9 Entertainment. In 2014, he released two albums ‘‘Shmurdaville’’ and ‘‘Shmoney Shmurda,’’ but it was the release of his EP album that gave him international fame. With the release of “Shmurda She Wrote” on November 10, 2014, Shmurda’s fan base grew immensely. Songs like “Hot Boy” and ‘”Bobby B****” became the top two songs on the album. He was mostly known for doing the famous ‘‘Shmoney Dance’’ in the music video for ‘‘Hot Boy.’’
Just one month later, Shmurda was arrested on December 17, 2014, along with 14 other members of GS9 outside Quad Studios in New York City. They were charged with conspiracy, reckless endangerment, and gun possession charges. Police found around 21 guns and a small amount of cocaine during the sweep. He then spent his sentence in Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Over the last six years Bobby Shmurda spent his time communicating and updating his fans when he was predicted to be released. On February 23, 2021 Bobby Shmurda was released from Clinton Correctional Facility after serving six years of a seven-year sentence for conspiracy and weapons possession. He will have to serve the rest of his term under parole supervision until February 23, 2026.
Bobby Shmurda’s music is still heavily played today all across the country and especially his certified gold album ‘‘Shmurda She Wrote’’ and five time certified platinum ‘‘Hot Boy.’’ He played a big role in the rap industry even when he was incarcerated, and now many rap artists in New York make and produce drill music today.