How an Empire — like rise plays out in real life. Photograph by Bobby Doherty. Ackquille and his friends would hang out there and practice rhymes.
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When Bobby Shmurda , the charismatic star of the surprise hit "Hot Na," emerged from the back of a New York County Supreme Court room in January, the year-old looked sad and serious. Today he was just another young man before the judge, one of 13 reputed members of the East Flatbush, Brooklyn, alleged gang GS9 "God's Sons" to have his case called. The same month, "Hot Boy" reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot But as Shmurda's wildest dreams were coming true, the New York Police Department was closing in on him. At about 4 a. Police also executed search warrants in East Flatbush. In total, they rounded up 15 GS9 members, including Shmurda's older brother, Javase, Officials claim they seized 10 weapons in the sweep, along with a small amount of crack. The following day, in a joint press conference, the NYPD and Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Office delivered an indictment based on a yearlong investigation that accused GS9 members of 69 counts later upped to , including conspiracy, second-degree murder for a bodega shooting , attempted murder for a shooting that struck an innocent bystander and reckless endangerment for June gunfire outside a Brooklyn barbershop.
Ackquille Jean Pollard born August 4, ,  known professionally as Bobby Shmurda , is an American rapper and songwriter. He signed a deal with Epic Records after his song " Hot Nigga " peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot in On December 24, , New York City Police arrested Shmurda, and he was charged with conspiracy to murder , weapons possession, and reckless endangerment. In , Shmurda was featured on the song " Stoopid ", which peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot