New York Buzz: Bobby Shmurda, GS9 and the Shmoney Dance [Article]
New York, NY – On Wednesday, Drake hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards in LA and started it with a monologue that has some people suggesting him for Oscar host candidacy. During his intro, he came in with a Jahlil Beats-produced record and hit a dance move or 2 before addressing the audience. Some have erroneously speculated that it was a preview to a new Drizzy song, while others are more familiar with “Shmoney Dance,” which originally caught a buzz from a Vine.
Drill, originating in Chicago’s South Side and made popular in the last few years, has definitely had noticeable influence on the direction of hip-hop trends. In East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 clique have exploded in popularity as his drill-sounding, Jahlil-produced “Hot N***a” banger (originally produced for Lloyd Banks) – and trend setting “Shmoney Dance” – had already put the young MC on the map. A co-sign from Drake at a show of that magniute will certainly take things even further for the rising star (as well as Roc Nation’s Jahlil Beats). A few days earlier, he was invited to the Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club where he shouted-out Jay Z and Beyoncé for showing love on their On The Run tour. Overall, he’s arguably one of the hottest rapper out right now.
“Hot N***a is New York’s Answer to Chicago Drill Music.” – Complex
Pull up the #ShmoneyDance hashtag in Twitter and you’ll find tons of people posting their own versions, and to different songs. While “Hot N***a” has really gone viral, another track should receive more credit than it has for the dance coming to light. The actual “Shmoney Dance,” video by fellow GS9 clique member Rowdy Rebbel which also features Bobby Shmurda, was posted almost a month earlier but has received close to 2 million less views on the same channel. That said, it still has a whopping 628,578 views at the time this was written. In the past couple of weeks, “Hot N***a” has jumped up from around half a million due to coverage on larger publications like Complex. Both videos were directed by FeTTi FiLms.
Just recently, Meek Mill brought Shmurda and the entire GS9 team out to Miami during the July 4 holiday to perform “Hot N***a” inside King of Diamonds. Don’t be surprised to see more of GS9 team in the coming months.
Twitter: @GS9Music | @BobbyShmurdaGS9 | @MainEFeTTi
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