Bobby Shmurda Signs to Epic Records
From Internet star to major label signee, real quick. As his song 'Hot N----' continues to heat up, emerging New York rapper Bobby Shmurda has inked a deal with Epic Records.
The signing was announced by Sha Money XL, EVP of Urban A&R at Epic, who wrote on Instagram, "Deal is done @bobby_shmurda #EPIC no one does the underdogs better then me. Brooklyn this 1 is for you!" He also posted a video of young Bobby celebrating his very first deal, which involved dancing on a conference room table.
The 20-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., rapper has been enjoying a nice buzz this summer thanks to the viral success of his song, 'Hot N----' -- a remix of Lloyd Banks' Jahlil Beats-produced 'Jackpot.' Its popularity is due in part to the "#ShmoneyDance" that Bobby does in the official video, which just surpassed 2.6 million views on YouTube.
However, 'Hot N----' isn't just a hit among hashtag-hungry kids online. Bobby has performed alongside Meek Mill and Raekwon in recent weeks, and Beyonce (yes, Beyonce) even did the #ShmoneyDance during her and Jay Z's On the Run show at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium last weekend.
With an official 'Hot N----' remix starring fellow New Yorker French Montana set to drop later this summer, it looks like Bobby Shmurda's buzz isn't about to die down anytime soon. Take a look at his original 'Hot N----' video below.
Watch Bobby Shmurda's 'Hot N----' Video