He rose to fame following the release of "Hot N***a", which has the beat from Lloyd Banks' song "Jackpot". The track became a hit and has spawned numerous remixes including by Young Jeezy, Juicy J, French Montana, Lil Kim, Gunplay and T.I. The original song has so far peaked at No. 9 on Billboard Hot 100.
Shmurda is signed to Epic Records. He's planning to release his debut album under the major label. There's currently no official word on when the record that's produced by Jahlil Beats will finally arrive.