Update: In an interview with Complex, Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel announced they will be dropping new music soon. The two Brooklyn natives will be dropping a collaborative mixtape titled The Last of the Real while Shmoney Keep Calling Pt. 2 will be Rowdy’s solo tape.
The two also spoke about how Epic handled their situation. “The situation with Epic is the reality: We made our own bed and got to lay in it. We did expect for them to help us and get us out, but from my knowledge it wasn’t on Epic to bail us out, it was Sony, because Epic’s under Sony,” said Rowdy.
In the interview, Bobby Shmurda also spoke on the plea deal. According to the “Bobby Bitch” rapper, he took an additional two years in order for his friend and label mate’s sentence to be reduced by 5 years. “I did it for Rowdy,” he said. “They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12. They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.”
Damn. You can read the full interview on Complex here.
Today, Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and Monty have accepted a plea deal to all serve seven years in prison and avoid trial. A 22-year old, Bobby Shmurda pled guilty to 4th-degree conspiracy and 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession.
Under the terms of the plea bargain, the “Hot N*gga” rapper —whose real name is Ackquille Jean Pollard— will not be allowed to appeal the deal, but the two years he’s already served will count towards his time. When he’s released in 2021, Bobby will serve 5 years probation.
As more information drops, we will keep you updated.
It’s a sad day in hip-hop.