Today, on February 23, Ackquille Jean Pollard, AKA Bobby Shmurda, was freed from the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York. His release comes ten months ahead of his originally scheduled release date, on account of good behavior. Pollard spent the last six years behind bars following a whirlwind 2014, when the rapper—on the heels of releasing the most inescapable song in the country—was arrested on charges of conspiracy and weapons possession. The state held him on $2 million bail. Shmurda, a rising star in hip-hop, was 22 years old when he took his guilty plea.