Last week Tuesday (2/23), Bobby Shmurda was granted conditional release after serving 6-years of a 7-year bid and finally home with family and friends. The remainder of his sentence will be served on parole.
Bobby’s homecoming was a big moment for Hip-Hop and his City New York — and something fans, and the entire culture really, has been waiting on. The King of New York is home. So big, the New York Knicks even unveiled a banner for their City superstar.
Picked up by ‘Head Huncho’ Quavo, in a private jet, photos and videos quickly surfaced of the GS9 rapper finally home and free. What made it even more special was his fellow GS9 brother, Rowdy Rebel, who was also convicted alongside Bobby, was released back in December after serving his own sentence of six years. And days prior to Bobby’s release, Rowdy was already celebrating the homecoming of his friend [Bobby], who took a longer sentence so others didn’t have to. “Did six and never switched” as everyone is saying, saluting both rappers for doing their respective time.
The entire world was waiting for a glimpse of the two finally home together [since 2014] and luckily this past weekend, apex.visions blessed us with the monumental-capture. The photo went instantly viral and shared by everyone, from the major outlets and blogs, to fellow rappers who continue to show their love and respects.
So who’s apex.visions? The photographer behind one of the biggest moments in Hip-Hop history. Well, you are actually quite familiar with her work and probably don’t even know it. Apex was the one behind the lens for another beloved, New York rapper who we all continue to miss, Pop Smoke. From content of him in the studio, performing and touring — to shooting his debut album cover, “Meet The Woo,” Apex was with Pop for it all. Growing successful at her craft alongside Pop’s quick rise to fame, Apex has, and continues to work with some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop. Including Lil Baby, Young Thug, Gunna, DJ Khaled, ASAP Rocky, 50 Cent, Travis Scott. French Montana. And that’s just to name a few.
At just 21-years-old, Apex catalog and resume is already second-to-none. The next time you see a picture of your favorite rapper on Instagram, more than likely, Apex was the one behind it. “Should’ve went to Apex!”
Be sure to follow her on Instagram for all her dope work: @apex.visions.