(AllHipHop News) Epic Records artist Bobby Shmurda cleared up rumors surrounding the beat for his buzzing street single “Hot N***a” originally belonging to Lloyd Banks. During an interview with Jenny Boom Boom, Shmurda revealed the track’s producer, Jahlil Beats, told him Banks never purchased the track.
“Really, he never bought the beat. Jahlil called me and told me he never bought the beat and I snatched it up,” said Shmurda. “I guess he never put it out. He put it out but, I don’t know.”
The beat that eventually became “Hot N***a” was also the beat for Bank’s “Jackpot.” That version was released in 2012.
Shmurda also talked about a few of his personal favorite rappers, and the 20-year-old performer named Jay Z and Jadakiss as the best lyricists.
While Shmurda showed love to some of NYC’s Hip Hop legends, the Brooklyn native has received some blowback from listeners and other rappers for what they feel is his sound too closely resembling styles from other regions.
When asked about his music being compared to Chicago’s Drill Music, Bobby responded, “They gonna say that cause we both young, and we doing – I’m not gonna say the same thing, but kinda like the same thing. We’re doing stuff similar. It’s kids over there having the same type of problems we having over here.”
Listen to Lloyd Bank’s “Jackpot” and watch Bobby Shmurda’s interview below.