Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda (real name: Ackquille Jean Pollard) has been released from prison, according to a statement from the New York Department of Corrections and Community Oversight. “This morning at around 8:30 am, Ackquille Pollard was released conditionally from the Clinton Correctional Facility. Mr. Pollard will be under the supervision of the community in Kings County until he completes his sentence on February 23, 2026, ”the statement said.
The rapper, whose career was on the rise at the time of his incarceration, was originally scheduled to be released in December 2021, but has been questioned for parole due to his good behavior.
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Shortly before his release, Shmurda wrote on Instagram: “Thank you for staying true to me and for putting out this six-year sentence with me. I love you all and look forward to seeing you soon. “
The rapper, best known for his 2014 hit “Hot N—-“, was arrested on December 24, 2014 and charged with conspiracy of murder, gun possession and reckless endangerment. He was imprisoned for two years awaiting trial. In 2016 he pleaded guilty. A judge sentenced him to seven years in prison, which was later reduced to five years after he was given credit for the two years he served pending trial.
Months before his arrest, Shmurda signed a recording deal with Epic Records after “Hot N -” was # 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He was scheduled to release his debut album with the company, but it was postponed due to his imprisonment.
In 2018 he appeared on rapper 6ix9ine’s album “Dummy Boy” and delivered his verse over a prison phone on the track “Stoopid”. Before his arrest, Shmurda released two mixtapes, “Shmurda Shmurda” and “Shmurdaville”. His debut EP “Shmurda She Wrote” was released on November 14, 2014, less than two months before his arrest.
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