Bobby Shmurda (a.k.a. Bob Marley) was a Jamaican reggae musician who was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Shmurda is best known for his hit song “No Woman” from his 1982 album, “Bobby Shmurda”.
Shmurda released No Woman, which was a hit in Jamaica. It was also the first reggae hit in the states, and still has the distinction of being the best-selling reggae album in the U.S. from 1982 to date.
No Woman was released in the U.S. on Feb. 16, 1982. It peaked at No. 5 in the Billboard Hot 100, and was the second of three singles released from the album to make No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. No Woman also peaked at No. 3 in the U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, and No Woman spent thirteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
No Woman was the first reggae album. Its predecessor, The Sound of the Drums was also released in the U.S. in 1983, but not until February of that year. The Sound of the Drums was an album of reggae songs, and was released through the Warner Bros. label. The album was produced by the late Desmond Dekker, who was also the producer for the No Woman album and the soundtrack to the film Cool Hand Luke.
It’s interesting to see how No Woman was able to stay in the top spot for so long though, because we all know that we’re not going to hear an album like that on our typical radio stations. Back in the day, when radio stations played records in rotation, they would often play a lot of records, but it’s rare nowadays for artists to have more than one album per year.
Bobby Shmurda released his third album, ‘Deathloop’, on February 15th, which means it’s still February 15th.
This week, Bobby Shmurda is releasing the album on a day that falls on the exact same date as the release of his third film. It’ll be released in the U.S. on February 29th, which is the same day as the February 29th release date for Devil’s Advocate.
The release of Deathloop is on a Friday, which is why it falls on the exact same day as the release of Devils Advocate. If Deathloop was released on the Monday, it would release on the Tuesday, and then on the Wednesday it would release on the Thursday.
Bobby Shmurda is so prolific that I expect every single thing that he does in each of his films to be released on a very specific day. That’s just how he rolls.
The reason I ask is because I wonder if Deathloop is going to be released on the exact same day as either of the other two Devils Advocate films. If they released on the Friday like Devils Advocate, then it would be the week after at the very least, and that would be on the same day as Deathloop. On the other hand, if they released on the Monday like Devils Advocate, then it would be on the Thursday, which would be the night of the week after Deathloop.