Bobby Shmurda is back!

Eldrick Greenaway, Contributing Writer

This single event created joy for not only New Yorkers but for hip pop and rap fans around the world. Brooklyn native, Ackquille Pollard, known under his rap moniker as Bobby Shmurda, is free at last!

Prior to the Brooklyn rapper’s release, he was in the process of serving a six to seven-year sentence after getting caught for possession of weapons and drugs. He has been in custody since Dec. 2014.

According to New York’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Shmurda was released from Clinton Correctional Facility located in Dannemora, NY around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. He will be under supervision until his sentence is complete on Feb. 23th, 2026.

As reported by BET, Shmurda was able to get an early release on account of him“staying out of trouble” during his stay in prison. This is due to the prison’s Time Allowance Committee which reviews and monitors an inmate’s incarceration behavior and participation in programs provided by the prison to decide if the inmate has earned “good time” off of their maximum sentence.

The rapper’s New York fanbase rejoiced in happiness after hearing the news of Shmurda’s release, as it signaled the continuation of his very popular rap career some even saying that they are “losing their minds.”

Not only were his fans delighted by the news, Shmurda’s mother, Leslie Pollard, was also excited to hear that her son was being released from prison. Pollard decided to create a post on Instagram to show her appreciation and happiness for her son’s early release from prison.

In an Instagram caption, she said, “My [Man Crush Monday]… I am counting down just wishing we could run straight to February right quick.” Having nothing but high expectations for Shmurda returning back to the hip-pop game, she believes that his “comeback will be epic!”

“I can’t wait to hug my child,” Pollard continued.“It ha[s] been almost a year, and anxiety is getting the best of me.” His uncle, Garfield Pollard, also expressed his happiness by stating, “he’s home.” in reference to Shmurda’s return back to Brooklyn.