Two gangland associates of rapper Bobby Shmurda were convicted Monday of murder and attempted murder in a Manhattan courtroom.
The two members of Shmurda’s GS9 street gang, Rashid Derissant and Alex Crandon, were convicted for the 2013 murder of a rival gang member in Brooklyn.
Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, is in jail awaiting trial on the same charges his pals were convicted of, in addition to conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment, felony weapons possession and assorted drug charges.
Pollard, Derrissant and Crandon were rounded up along with other members of the violent GS9 gang in a December 2014 police raid.
“As indicated by their verdict, the jurors in this trial heard evidence describing a cold blooded murder, wild gunplay and a terrifying disregard for the safety of innocent bystanders as the defendants tried to violently settle scores with rivals in New York City and beyond,” said Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan in a statement on Monday.
The 21-year-old rapper is best known for his hit rap song “Hot Nigga” and for popularizing the trendy but short-lived Shmoney dance.