Donatella meets Bobby Shmurda
We caught up with US rapper Bobby Shmurda...
Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda initially burst on to the hip hop scene with his hard hitting single ‘Hot N***a’, and over the past few months has got everyone who’s anyone doing the infectious “Shmoney Dance”. Fresh from inking a deal with Epic Records, the man of the moment flew out to Hollywood for a string of TV appearances. I went to go visit him to talk about life, and what we can expect to hear from the hip hop hitmaker and the rest of his crew, GS9…
TWU: Bobby! How has LA been for you so far? Any Highlights?
Bobby Shmurda: It’s everything I wanted it to be and more. The people, the clubs and the love has been crazy. I love LA!
TWU: What were you doing this time last year?
Bobby: I was on the block in Brooklyn, now I’m poolside in Hollywood with you! I plan to see the world. I want to visit London, Japan, everywhere. I want to see everything [the world has to offer].
TWU: When I tweeted your video a while back, I was surprised how many people back in the UK knew about you. Any plans to go out there, or work with any UK artists?
Bobby: I love London! I love it! I love the accent, even though ya’ll mess up the way you say my name, but it’s all LOVE. I want to come out there when ya’ll are ready for me, and I’d definitely like to hear the music and see what’s up.
TWU: Jay Z has shouted you out, and Chris Brown has been doing the Shmoney Dance, have any collabs happened?
Bobby: I want to work with Jay Z. Me and Chris brown have done something, I [also] did some work with The Game, and French Montana. I also want to work with Beyoncé, I need [to work with] them both, Jay and Bey.
TWU: How long have you been making music for, and can we expect to hear music from the rest of GS9?
Bobby: It’s been a long time coming, and there’s a lot of us. There’s me, Hood Heff, Rowdy Rebbel, Abillyon and the list goes on, there are so many of us. There’s gonna be a GS9 mixtape, and people can find all of our music online by searching for “GS9”.
‘Hot N***a’ is available to download here.
Online edit: @Jason_MVM