Bobby Schmurda: I'm Doing Music Until I Die Like Michael Jackson
Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire)
(AllHipHop News) Dr. Conrad Murray may have a new client in the future. In a recent interview, the 20 year old burgeoning rap star, Bobby Schmurda discussed his deal with Epic Records, aiming to "go out like Michael Jackson" and more.
Bobby Schmurda has admitted in past interviews that he used to sell drugs and famously raps that he's "been selling crack since the fifth grade" on his single "Hot N*gga". In his interview with Billboard, Schmurda reveals that he has left the drug selling game and his Michael Jackson aspirations:
This is the new trap, and we’re going trap till the wheels fall off, then keep going. I’m doing this till I die -- I’m going out like Michael Jackson.
He's already following in Jackson's shoes by signing to Epic Records, which released the posthumous Michael Jackson album Xscape on May 13th. While details of his signing are rumored to include upwards of $2 million advance, Epic Records' Executive Vice President of Urban A&R Sha Money says, no price was too high to sign Schmurda:
There’s no such thing as overpaying a young black man. This is an opportunity when someone can either take the money and go away, or take it and blow up.
Schmurda is preparing to release a
mixtape/EP Schmurda She Wrote later this year along with a debut album next year.