Bobby Shmurda Says That Despite What Many May Think, He’s Not Interested In Making Drill Music: I Won’t Ever Be A Minion
Bobby Shmurda has spoken out on the latest surrounding his music and although he is considered a pioneer of Brooklyn drill music, he doesn’t plan on making drill anytime soon.
Born Ackquille Pollard, independent rap artist Bobby Shmurda recently shared a video to his official Instagram account of YouTuber BashWorld reacting to his video for “Hoochie Daddy.”
In the clip, BashWorld suggests that the “Schmoney” rapper is in his own lane that differentiates himself from other mainstream artists. He also mentioned that he wasn’t sure what genre the song could be placed in due to its versatility. In the caption, Bobby Shmurda seemingly hints the song was intended to not be categorized. He wrote,
“Don’t ever try to put me in a category or in a box you gonna hurt your head. I do what y’all haters can’t #Nahimsaying. I don’t do drill I won’t ever be A minion. Rrrrr and they can’t clone me really one of a kind.”
His breakthrough 2014 single “Hot N***a” is often considered a pivotal moment for the Brooklyn drill movement. As you may already know, Bobby was arrested in late 2014 and sentenced to seven years in prison on one count of third-degree conspiracy, and one count of weapons possession in 2016. He was released in February 2021.
In June, the rapper vented about the problems he’s been having with producers and allegedly being blackballed by major labels. He claimed producers were charging him up to five figures for a song. Bobby said,
“Like why is n*gg*s oding right now? I’m supposed to drop my project – lemme get straight to it. I’m tryna drop my project, but these n*gg*s is asking me clearances and these f*ck*ng producers is asking for some crazy sh*t! I don’t know what rumors is going around, they think like ‘oh Bobby just droppin’ bags’ this, that, wherever.”
The 28-year-old artist continued,
“I’m not giving n*gg*s no f*ck*ng 10 thousand, eight thousand dollars for no f*ck*ng producing song b*tch. Who the f*ck told you n*gg*s to f*ck*ng make songs with 10 motherf*ck*rs on the song b*tch n*gg*!”
Bobby decided to release the record after getting out of his record contract with Epic Records, with whom he signed before he was arrested in late 2014. As far as why he was eager to put new music out, he said,
“I got major labels jumping me blackballing me and sh*ttttt and I’m from the hood young and rich black as sh*t. I’m only 27 one year fresh outta six years they got 400 employees tell them boys stop playing me homieee and I do no marketing that all my sh*t natural ahhhhh.”
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