Bobby Shmruda released “Hot N*gga,” and then fans waited. They waited an extremely long time. Bobby served a six-year prison sentence. Then months went by after his release with no new music.

Fans wondered what was keeping him from dropping something. Instead, they got videos of him dancing. New music started to trickle out in September, with three new tracks. “No Time For Sleep,” “Cartier Lens,” and “Splash” were released since then. On December 1, Bobby Shmurda headed to Instagram to explain in a now-deleted post what the holdup was.

“I ain’t been in charge of my music since I was 19 years old and I just turned 27 and honestly idk when sh*t dropping. So don’t ask me sh*t go ask them mf’s since they wanna control everything!!!!!!!””

Shmurda is likely referring to Epic Records. He’s been signed to the company since 2014. That’s the same year “Hot N*gga” was released. He could also be referring to his management at Roc Nation.

After spending so much time in prison, Bobby’s trying to adjust to life on the outside. His parole is in place until 2026, so while he’s not in prison, he still hasn’t enjoyed his full freedom.

It sounds like his artistic freedom is also being stifled from somewhere. Even if the music is flowing slowly, at least it’s coming. It’s far better than more corny dance videos.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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