American rapper Bobby Shmurda set to be released from prison

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American rap artiste, Bobby Shmurda, is set to be released from prison tomorrow morning.

According to TMZ, the 26-year-old rapper is looking forward to spending quality time with his family and getting back into the studio after spending the last six years incarcerated.

Shmurda’s mother, Leslie Pollard, said she is counting down the hours until her son’s release.

Pollard said Shmurda’s release day festivities will include a quiet dinner with his family. She reportedly added that after the dinner, Shmurda is also looking to hit the ground running by working on some new music.

Migos rapper, Quavo has also said he will be there to pick him up and ensure he gets welcomed home the right way.

“I’m going to get my guy. I’m personally gonna go pick up Bobby Shmurda. I’m bout to go get him. I’m gonna let him show you how I’m gonna pick him up, yessir.”

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Shmurda’s conditional release date was previously bumped up to February 23, which is 10 months ahead of the end of his sentence.

After being denied parole by a judge, the Time Allowance Committee overturned the decision and granted Shmurda a conditional release due to his good behaviour and participation in programmes while behind bars.

Shmurda was initially arrested in 2014 on gang conspiracy, gun and drug charges. Two years later, the Brooklyn native pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy and second-degree criminal weapons possession and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

While in jail, he was also accused of trying to smuggle a ‘sharp metal object’ into Rikers Island.

With Shmurda’s conditional release, he will remain on parole until 2026.