Brooklyn, New York, has a special place in the hearts of Hip Hop fanatics. The borough has bred so many different rappers over Hip Hop’s near 50-year history, and the trend continues to this day. Before his untimely passing in 2020, Pop Smoke was poised to be the next one to lead the charge for Brooklyn in a way that hadn’t been seen since JAY-Z did it 20-plus years ago.
While speaking with DJ Akademiks, the Brooklyn rapper was asked if he would rather have a verse from Pop Smoke or JAY-Z. Akademiks explained that the Pop Smoke song would be a “smash” and that the “whole New York City gonna love it” before suggesting the flip, a song with the GOAT himself, Hov.
Shmurda didn’t hesitate at all when choosing Pop Smoke. He even started imitating what the late rapper would sound like on their song.
“That’s my little n**a. I like it. I love JAY too, but I like it,” he said to a shocked Akademiks.
His response sparked a debate on social media. Some agreed that Bobby’s drill sound would mesh better with Pop Smoke, while others found it surprising that he would go with Pop over a legend like JAY-Z.
Bobby Shhmurda says he would rather have a verse from Pop Smoke than Jay Z . What bout u? pic.twitter.com/9JYG5nJ4wG
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) April 26, 2022
I mean I get it….
Pop is more culturally relevant to HIS generation and HIS audience….and let’s be honest wtf Bobby gone say on a song with the WHOLE ENTIRE SEAN CARTER pic.twitter.com/Y2xwzLxhaW
— ISAIDWHATISAID (@TheBlackSuccess) April 26, 2022
I mean yeah, makes sense to me ? just because Jay Z is a legend doesn’t meant that you HAVE to want a verse from him. Sheeesh ?????
— ??™? (@WowItsRG) April 26, 2022
That’s his generation I’ll take a NAS/HOV/Cole/KDOT/Drake verse any day.
— C DOT R (@CDOTR_NC) April 26, 2022
Shmurda also recently parted ways with Epic Records after campaigning for his release from the label. He claimed that he made a million dollars upon signing his release papers. On Friday, he is set to drop his first independent single “They Don’t Know.”