Back in the day Bobby Shmurda’s world changed with “Hot N-gga”, which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is now 5x-platinum.
Shmurda took to Twitter to inspire others to follow their dreams, when he revealed “Hot N-gga” was recorded during a one-hour studio session that cost $20.
“Too many people got a DREAM that they never chased, then go through life and be angry they never tried,” Bobby Shmurda wrote. “let me remind y’all ‘Hot N-gga’ took 20$ for 1 hour of studio time in the hood to create and that 1 hour of FOCUS changed my life and everyone around me FORVER #shmurda.”
“Hot N-gga” was originally made for Meek Mill, but Lloyd Banks ended up using it for “Jackpot” in 2012. Later, producer Jahlil Beats put the beat on one of his Crack Music instrumental mixtapes, and Shmurda took it and turned it into his anthem.
“He ended up doing the record and…it just blew up, man,” Jahlil Beats said. “The crazy thing about it is, I found out last. I didn’t know who he was at all. I saw people tagging me in it, in the video where he’s throwing the hat up and all that. And then my cousin sent me a tweet from Kevin Durant where he’s talking about it. That was when I knew it was big. I found [Bobby Shmurda] on Instagram and I reached out to him. He was like, ‘Listen man, I’m just trying to get out of the streets. Can you give me your blessing?’ I was like, ‘Yeah! Rock out with it.’ Sha Money XL reached out to me as well and was like, ‘I’m about to sign this kid, let me know what’s up.’ Sha Money cut me a nice check for that record and the ‘Shmoney Dance’ record.”