GS9’s Rowdy Rebel Didn’t Expect Epic Records to Post Bail
The on-going Bobby Shmurda saga doesn't appear to be reaching a conclusion anytime soon. The "Hot Boy" rapper was recently denied bail yet again, for weapons charges leveled against him and fellow GS9 affiliates.
Now, in an exclusive interview with Revolt, Rowdy Rebel, fellow GS9 member and rapper, speaks on his current status, new music and Epic's—the label who signed Shmurda&3151;inability to post bail. (Shmurda had recently said that a New York judge has attempted to raise his bail to $2.5 million.)
“It’s a waiting process right now,” Rowdy told Revolt. “My spirits are good, I ain’t letting nothing drag me down or what God has planned for me. It’s all in God’s hands.”
Rebel is currently being held at the George Motchan Detention Center in Riker's Island and said that a new mixtape is on the way.
“Only update I got right now, is that I’m about to drop a mixtape since I know the streets have been waiting. It's called Schmoney Keeps Calling, and even though I’m locked out that shit keeps calling me.”
As for the lack of action from Epic, L.A. Reid, the label's boss, recently told Rap Radar, "Bobby Shmurda is not the same as Snoop Dogg and Murder Was the Case, who’s coming off The Chronic and [Doggystyle]. It’s a different era, you know? And we’re a publicly held corporation. We just aren’t in the same position we were in back in those days so it’s a different day.”
Rowdy says the inaction is concurrent with his expectations.
“I didn’t expect Epic to get us out, because at the end of the day we’re not the best of friends, they just signed us to their company. They don’t feel the pain that my family and friends feel, but on the business side, they did invest in us. They don’t really owe us nothing.”
Shmurda and crew's trial is scheduled for February 22, 2016. XXL will continue to keep you updated on GS9's case if any developments occur between now and then.