Bobby Shmurda and his breakout song “Hot Nigga” has been one of the biggest stories in Hip Hop this summer as the Brooklyn native recently signed to Epic Records soon after people caught a hold of the song/video.
The instrumental from the song is actually not original and comes from Lloyd Banks’ track “Jackpot.” In a recent interview with Jenny Boom Boom of Vlad TV, Shmurda claimed the instrumental was never actually purchased from Jahlil Beats and said Jahlil called him to reveal that.
“Really he never bought the beat,” Shmurda said when asked about “Hot Nigga.” “Jahlil called me and told me he never bought the beat and I snatched it up. I guess he never put it out. He put it out but, I don’t know. I heard it and I knew it was the one.”
Bobby Shmurda also revealed some of the artists he looks up to naming 50 Cent, Jay Z, Lil Boosie, and Uncle Murda.
“It’s hard to categorize,” he said. “You got Boosie, you got Jay Z, you got Uncle Murda, you got 50, you got a bunch of people, man, Jadakiss. There’s only two or three I mess with out of New York like Boosie, Rick Ross.” He also says he was recently in the studio with Uncle Murda and claims they will be on each other’s next mixtapes.
Earlier in the interview Bobby Shmurda said he’s tired of spending time on the block and differentiated himself from Chicago “Drill” rappers. He explained that while their content may be similar, their sound isn’t quite.