Bobby Shmurda agreed to a lengthy interview with HNHH during which he candidly discussed his new album, his opinions on the music business, and the necessity for rappers to be wary of their words being used against them in court.

Shmurda said, “When I first started out, I didn’t take the music business seriously. “I hardly really knew anything about the music business. When I first entered the scene, I didn’t really give a fuck about the music business, but as time went on, I realized how strong music was and how kids actually responded to it.

Rapper “Hot N*gga” reiterated these ideas on his Instagram.

“Go check my interview on why I prefer a slow grind over a hoe grind on @hottnewhiphop and why being in control of your music is important in this time,” he wrote. “I’m taking back control over my career, but there’s also a very very important reason why working with other companies is still very very important.” On my watch, y’all won’t be any silly little mfs. pimpinnnn.”

A post shared by Bobby Shmurda (@itsbobbyshmurda)

Earlier this year, the Rap On Trial statute was passed, but Shmurda, who has had his lyrics used against him in court before, discussed the hazards rappers still face.

Shmurda stated that “Kay Flock and many rappers are getting locked up right now.” “So they are implicated once more. They are being charged with these offenses. Accused! accusations, you get what I mean? Theories. You must remember that term, the essential word.

.Now listen, gentlemen, don’t go on the record bragging about how you just shot Johnny in the face just because they passed the fucking law. Guys, please, please. Do not start saying stupid things. You can, however, express yourself. Better storytelling. However, refrain from saying something like, “I just shot Johnny in the face.” Like, bro, what the fuck? Keep being alert, it seems. Keep being mindful.

The Brooklyn poet added that his upcoming album, Ready To Live, would include features from a number of artists, including Rich the Kid, Rowdy Rebel, 42 Dugg, DaBaby, Meek Mill, and Key Glock.

“Ready To Live is like my hometown,” he remarked. “I’m from the ghetto. I see drug traffickers and crack. I first notice pregnant women when they are 13 or 12. Ratchet shit all day, so I’m just coming outdoors ready to breathe again.

View the complete interview below.