Shmurda, whose given name is Ackquille Jean Pollard, who’s of Jamaican descent due to his father, Gervase Johnson, who has been serving a life sentence since 1995 for attempted murder.
Bobby’s acclaim to fame was through his his gritty debut single, Hot N*gga and its accompanying viral Shmoney Dance in 2014. The hit has amassed over 691M YouTube views and spawned many unofficial remixes by US rappers as well as a reggae version featuring Junior Reid, Mavado, Popcaan, and Jah X.
Jamaican Dancing legen Elephant Man also hopped on the viral hit with his track Money Dance and a music video featuring the then 22-year-old rap sensation.
The response to Shmurda’s homecoming has swept social media, as fans and celebrities alike share in the moment, already making him a trending topic.
And recently, a Twitter video from Bobby’s now scrubbed Instagram account resurfaced from one user, who said it ‘showed his Jamaican side.’
Meanwhile, Migos member Quavo, who toured with Shmurda back in the day, personally picked him up from prison following his release.
“I’m going to get my guy,” Quavo told Billboard. “I’m personally gonna go pick up Bobby Shmurda. I’m bout to go get him. I’m gonna let him show you how I’m gonna pick him up, yessir.”
On Tuesday, Quavo shared a clip of the two of them stepping off his private plane “Did Six And Didn’t Switch Welcome Home!” Quavo captioned the Instagram video tagging Shmurda.