Back in December, Bobby Shmurda had announced to his followers on Instagram that he had not been in control of his music and releases for over eight years, since before he had went to prison for a stint lasting over six years. His 2014 hits like “Hot N***a” and “Bobby B*tch” were put out through Epic Records, who he was clearly unhappy with.
Then in early February, Bobby once again posted and deleted on Instagram that he wanted to be excused from his Epic Records deal, due to them exploiting him during his time in jail and because of their out of touch chairman and CEO Sylvia Rhone.
On Saturday (March 26), all these troubles finally came to an end for Shmurda. Bobby took to his Instagram story to break the news that he had been released from his deal with Epic Records, and that he would navigate his career independently without a label for the foreseeable future.
“Attention!!!! To all Shmurda fans aka the Shmurdas,” he said. “I just sign my release papers also jus made ah milly today. I can’t wait to drop s/o my n***a @Trulife ahh ahh ahh my n***a I’m shooting my 1st independence video today called Getting Em Back we celebrating all week in kods pop out nd Monday starlets.”
The song and video he referred to titled “Getting Em Back” seemingly began shooting Sunday (March 27), as he posted from the set on Instagram.
This would be Bobby’s first solo release of 2022. Although he was able to put out singles like “Splash,” “Shmoney” and “No Time For Sleep” in 2021 after his release from prison, he clearly was unhappy with the frequency at which he was allowed to drop music due to his record deal.
Now, Bobby Shmurda is in charge of his own destiny, so expect more music from him soon right around the corner.