(AllHipHop News) Bobby Shmurda's YouTube smash "Hot N***a" and the associating dance has gotten a co-sign from Jay Z, Beyoncé, Meek Mill, and others. The success of the Jahlil Beats produced track even led to the Brooklyn native securing a deal with Epic Records, but not everyone is praising Shmurda and his hit single yet.
During an interview with AllHipHop.com, DJ Statik Selektah explained why he is not quick to jump on the Bobby Shmurda bandwagon. The creator of the recently released What Goes Around album plans to wait and see if Shmurda can consistently release long-lasting, high quality music.
Statik said about "Hot N***a":
I don’t knock anyone else’s hustle if they’re trying to put on for New York, but to me that’s like a flash in the pan right now. If Bobby Shmurda makes a career out of that, and he makes real music then I’ll be impressed, but right now I haven’t really heard anything original that’s really impressed me.
His single is cool, but it’s a freestyle to me. I understand the dance and all that, but let’s see if he’ll make some music that will last a couple of years. We’ll see. I hope he does. I hope everybody makes good s**t. But I felt like it was a Chicago type of thing when I first saw it.
We’ll see what he does with it. That’s not really what I’m rocking with though. We got our own thing going on. ["Hot N***a"] is a fun record. You play it in the club, people do the dance. To me, that’s – I don’t want to say a gimmick, there’s just a catch to it. What happens when you take that element out? Is he going to put out a real good record? We’ll see. I hope so.