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Music exec says rapper Bobby Shmurda’s refusal to leave behind Brooklyn roots caused his demise

May 26, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Music exec says rapper Bobby Shmurda’s refusal to leave behind Brooklyn roots caused his demise

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The old saying “You could take the boy out of Brooklyn. But you can’t take Brooklyn out of the boy,” proves true for Bobby Shmurda and it could be the reason for the rapper’s demise.

The crime-filled neighborhood of East Flatbush Brooklyn served as a source of inspiration for Bobby Schmurda’s hit songs that ultimately went viral.

Schmurda had the opportunity to flee the New York City Burrough mere months before he was charged with being the leader of a violent, drug-dealing gang. According to the Daily News, however, Schmurda never actually wanted to leave his hometown.

In a new feature about the incarcerated rapper in GQ, an employee at Epic records reportedly begged Schmurda to move to LA so he could focus on his booming rap career while another family member wanted him to relocate to Miami.

Schmurda, who is notorious for his widely known “Schmoney Dance,” seemed to lose his inspiration whenever he left his hometown.

In a comment to GQ, Sha Money XL of Epic Records said: “He didn’t work, so it was almost like a waste.”

“When he went to New York, he worked. So I had to go back to New York to record with him there. But I kept telling him: ‘Yo, you need to get out the city. Change it up.’ And he fought me.” Sha Money XL said.

Some members of Schmurda’s clique began getting themselves in trouble, and as a result, police began heavily investigating GS9, the gang Schmurda is reportedly connected with; GQ has reported.

Schmurda, whose name is Ackquille Pollard, did not let his fame get in the way of his roots, as he was still associated with his friends despite the trouble surrounding them.

The rapper was most widely known for his songs about murder, guns, and drugs — which ironically, are the same things he was arrested for back in 2014.

As JammedUp News reported, one of the rapper’s friends recently received a hefty sentence of 98 years to life, while another one received 53 years-to-life. Both sentences were associated with the two individuals involvement in the GS9 gang. Schmurda’s trial is expected to begin in December.

Pollard has been locked up since December 2014, after repeated attempts to have his bail package lowered was denied by a New York City judge.

Sha Money had high expectations for Schmurda’s talent. In an interview with GQ, he said “This was something that didn’t sound like anything,”

He continued: “They were looking like the New York that I know…A lot of artists don’t capture New York no more, but here’s someone in the streets of Brooklyn, in their neighborhood, giving you that raw look, how it really looks.”

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