Signing to a major record label is enough to get anyone to celebrate, but according Dr. Boyce Watkins, Bobby Shmurda didn’t do anyone any favors with his reaction to signing with Epic Records.
HipHopWired.com referenced a video released recently by WorldStarHipHop.com that shows Shmurda breaking out his “Shmoney Dance, among others, after signing his deal with Epic this summer. The kicker is the whole thing, which included tough posturing from Shmurda as well as a lot of banging on the corporate boardroom table during his routine, was observed by a mostly white and unmoved group of Epic staff members. Out of all of them, only one of them actually bobbed their head.
In response to the video, Watkins took to AllHipHop.com to express his opinion of Shmurda’s celebration in a recent column.
“Some of my friends thought I would be angry about the video. The truth is that I wasn’t angry, especially not at Bobby. Instead, I felt sorry for him,” Watkins wrote about the rapper. “Bobby Shmurda is basically a kid, still learning how the world works. It won’t be a few years before he finds out that the executives at Epic were only seeking to use him. It won’t be until he’s 30 years old that he realizes that they are laughing at him under their breath. It will only be in a chance meeting with someone like Min Louis Farrakhan that Bobby will learn that he was volunteering himself to be used as a tool for the promotion of black male genocide and white supremacist thinking.”
To see Shmurda’s video, check it out above.
Did Dr. Watkins overreact to Bobby celebrating signing a record deal?
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