The rapper, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was sentenced to six years for conspiracy to commit murder and weapons possession in 2014, at the same time his viral single “Hot N—a” was blowing up. Six years is a long time, especially in the hip-hop world, but Shmurda managed to keep his career alive — he completed his deal with Epic Records — and went straight into the studio upon his release. Since then, he’s dropped the singles “No Time to Sleep,” “Shmoney” featuring Quavo and Rowdy Rebel, “They Don’t Know,” and most recently “Gettin’ Em Back” — and has a new EP and full-length album on tap.
Shmurda’s announcement arrives after the rapper revealed he is readying his debut album, Ready to Live. The debut album will feature DaBaby, Rich the Kid, Meek Mill, Rowdy Rebel, 42 Dugg, and more. The nine-track project will include his lead single, “Hoochie Daddy,” and include features from GS9 member Rowdy Rebel on the track “On God” as well as Fat Tony on “Glock Inside.”
Bodboy will be released on August 5 in partnership with ONErpm through his newly created GS9 Record label.
The nine-track project will include his lead single, “Hoochie Daddy,” and include features from GS9 member Rowdy Rebel on the track “On God” as well as Fat Tony on “Glock Inside.”