NEW YORK — An up-and-coming rapper accused of moonlighting in a New York City gang involved in violent drug wars will be heading to prison.

Ackquille Pollard, who performs under the name Bobby Shmurda, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and illegal weapon possession. Authorities say a minimum seven-year sentence is required by his plea deal.

The Brooklyn-born Pollard is best known for the hit song “Hot Boy.” He also put out a music video that popularized a dance craze called the “Shmoney dance.”