Bobby Shmurda Discusses Features on Upcoming Album "Ready To Live"
Bobby Shmurda didn't release an album immediately upon being released from prison. Instead, he's moved at his own pace while figuring out his label situation. The rapper's contract with Epic Records lasted throughout his incarceration, but earlier this year, he revealed that he's finally out of his contract with Epic and is moving as a free agent.
With his newfound freedom, the rapper began by releasing "They Don't Know," the first taste of what's to come this summer. The rapper revealed that a new EP titled BoDBoy will be released this month, containing seven songs, including a reggae foray and an appearance from Rowdy Rebel. While he must wait 60 days for his debut album, Ready To Live, he plans to release it this summer to coincide with the launch of a new line of cannabis products.
“We got DaBaby, Meek Mill, Rich The Kid. You got f*cking Rowdy Rebel, you got 42 Dugg, you got Key Glock,” he said of the features on Ready To Live, which he says will be 14 songs in total. “You got two of my artists, Shmann Dawgg and Gino. You got Fivio.”
Shmurda explained that the significance of the title reflects his journey to this point. from his humble Brooklyn beginnings to his newfound independence The underlying theme, however, is his gratitude for finally being free.
“I come from the slums. [Where] I come from, you see crack. You see drug deals all day,” he said of the title. “Just breathin’, being outside. Love and smiles and being able to call a girl anytime I want. Do what I want and sh*t like that, you know what I’m saying? Go spend a hundred right now. Sh*t like that, just ready to live. Whatever. And it’s gon’ be talking about all the sh*t I did last year.”