Bobby Shmurda is on the rise on the underground music scene following his viral hit song “Hot N-gga.”
Not to mention, the infamous Vine video of the Brooklyn native hitting a dance called “Shmoney Dance.”
But Shmurda’s music has drawn comparisons to artists from Chiraq’s burgeoning Hip Hop scene.
Shmurda acknowledged the influence Chicago has had on NYC during an interview with Global Grind.
“That Chicago wave that just passed… that influence was crazy,” he said. “I came home and a lot of kids that wasn’t like that, they gangsters now. They bang banging and all types of stuff.”
But Shmurda denied his music being influenced. He cites Gucci Mane and Lil Boosie as his influences.
“I wouldn’t say so cause I grew up listening to Gucci,” he said. “A lot of New York people… on my block a lot of people don’t listen to what I listen to. Out my car, you hear Boosie playing. I grew up Down South, too. My daddy and my family, everybody Down South.”
DJ Drama recently weighed in on the recent success of the 20-year-old Brooklynite during an interview with Vibe. Drama commented Shmurda reminds him of Chiraq.
“He reminds me of Chicago-ness,” Drama told Vibe. “It’s kinda wild watching New York artist who have aspects of other rappers from other places. It just shows you how the game comes full circle.”
Drama praised Shmurda’s “Shmoney Dance.”
“The dance is hot… It’s been a minute since New York had a dance. I watched a couple of the videos. I like what he’s doing. I like his personality and his name, Shmurda.”
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