Bobby Shmurda, the next up-and-coming rapper, recently signed with Epic Records but claims he never wanted to be a rapper in the first place.
According to the Village Voice, he said, “When I made $3000 off rap in a week doing shows. My fans show the love. I do it for the people. Last year, I ain’t really care about it at first. I kept doing for the people because they said, ‘We need more songs.’ I be on the block and they be giving money, ‘Go to the studio. Go to the studio.'”
Most of the Flatbush, Brooklyn-based rapper’s success is buoyed on his single, “Hot N—-.”
“I’m happy. I appreciate everything. I’m staying humble. I’m trying to stay humble. While growing up, everybody told me I should rap, this and that. Now, I’m really taking it seriously, working. It was kind of surprising but not surprising. I always felt I would make it,” the 20-year-old told the Voice.
One key aspect of his video is the dance. “It’s positive. Bringing dancing back. A lot of people don’t like to dance in rap no more. Everybody wants to two-step and look gangster. I’m not a trained dancer but I got moves. It’s natural,” he said.
A few days ago, it was announced that he signed with Epic Records. “Deal is done @bobby_shmurda #EPIC no one does the underdogs better then me. Brooklyn this 1 is for you!,” he tweeted.