American Rapper Ackquille Pollard alias Bobby Shmurda plans to chill out, spend some quality time with family as he gears to hit the ground running with his music ahead of his release from prison.
Bobby has been behind bars since he was arrested along with Rowdy Rabel in 2014. The two pleaded guilty in September 2016 to conspiracy in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
Rabel, whose real name is Chad Marshall,29, was sentenced to six-to-seven years in prison; he served about four years until January 2021, he is still on parole ’til 2025.
Bobby and Rowdy are part of GS9, a hip-hop group based in New York City.
On Wednesday, Rowdy shared an Instagram post that suggested his long-time friend would be released from prison as soon as next week: “SIX DAYS LFET 🤭 Then all the joy gone wash away the pain,” Rowdy wrote. “I promise you, brother.”
During an interview with HOT 97’S TT Torezz, posted on Friday (Feb.19) Rowdy revealed that he’s looking forward to performing at Summer Jam later this summer along with his friend.
“We definitely gon’ show up to Summer Jam,” Rowdy said. “I normally wouldn’t speak on my brother’s behalf, but I know my brother ain’t gonna miss Summer Jam … Some things are just mandatory, and Summer Jam is mandatory.”
Shmurda was granted conditional release from New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility on Feb. 23, which aligns with Rowdy’s “six days left” comment. However, there is still scepticism surrounding Shmurda’s return, as his official release date was set for Dec. 11, 2021.
During his sentencing in a Manhattan court on October 19, 2016, Shmurda received one to three years for conspiracy in the fourth degree and seven years for criminal possession of a weapon.
The office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York said that the sentences will run concurrently and be followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Shmurda said he took a harsher sentence so prosecutors would be more lenient with his friend Rowdy Rebel.
Earlier, his attorney, Alex Spiro, said the plea deal would help Shmurda avoid multiple court cases, sentencing, and potentially decades behind bars.
“His sentence of seven years, with credit for two years already served and good time credit will hopefully permit him to be home in approximately three-and-a-half years and resume his remarkable career. This plea also covers a separate Bronx Indictment,” the attorney remarked.
If released, Bobby will carve out for his parole officer who will check on him, regularly until 2026.