The Talk of New York City goes by the name of Bobby Shmurda and his now infamous Shmoney dance. Life just got a whole lot better for the Brooklyn rapper, as he’s inked his first record deal with Epic records.

“Deal is done @bobby_shmurda #EPIC no one does the underdogs better then me. Brooklyn this 1 is for you,!” Epic Records executive Sha Money XL on Instagram, announcing the news.

Shmurda’s buzz began earlier this month with the song “Hot Ni**a,” and the #ShmoneyDance craze all over vine youtube and instagram. Artists such as Meek Mill, Fabolous and Raekwon has brought out the Brooklyn rapper at various events. While Jay Z and Beyoncé both co-signed the rapper’s buzz at their “On the Run” tour in New Jersey. Expect a remix to “Hot Ni**a” featuring French Montana to arrive soon. Catch a preview below.

UPDATE: Hours after the announcement, Bobby Shmurda performed at NYC’s Webster Hall on Thursday night. Check out footage below courtesy of Nigel_D.