New Pop Smoke Album Set For Release In July
A second posthumous album from N.Y.C. drill rapper Pop Smoke is set for release on July 16.
The yet-to-be-titled album, a follow-up to “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” is due to arrive July 16.
The album was announced with a teaser featuring archival footage of Pop Smoke speaking about success, creativity, and making history:
Pop Smoke’s debut album “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon” was released in July 2020, months after the rapper was shot and killed in Los Angeles at age 20. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and gave Pop Smoke his first US number-one hit. All 19 tracks on the standard album also charted on the Billboard Hot 100 following its first week of release. The album won Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
On July 20, 2020, on what would have been Pop Smoke’s 21st birthday, a deluxe edition of the album was released, and featured 15 new additional tracks.
Pop Smoke rose to fame with the release of his breakout singles “Welcome to the Party” and “Dior” in 2019.
The Brooklyn rapper, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was killed February 19, 2020, at the age of 20, in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles after being shot twice during a home invasion robbery.
Last week, the soundtrack for the The Fast & The Furious 9 was released, a project containing the song “Lane Switcha” from Pop Smoke, Skepta, A$AP Rocky, Juicy J, and Project Pat.