Stream: Pop Smoke’s Second Posthumous Album Features Kanye West, Chris Brown And More
Pop Smoke‘s second posthumous album, Faith, has been released, four days before what would have been the rapper’s 22nd birthday.
The 20-track album which was through Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records on July 16, 2021 is the follow up to the rapper’s commercially successful first posthumous studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon (2020).
“Faith” features contributions from Kanye West, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Pusha T, Dua Lipa, Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Lil Tjay, Future, 21 Savage, Quavo and Takeoff of Migos, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, 42 Dugg, and Bizzy Banks.
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The cover art is an “intense”, close-up, black and white picture of Pop Smoke with a tattoo of the word “faith” above his eyebrow.
The Brooklyn native (real name: Bashar Barakah Jackson) was killed on Feb. 19, 2020, at age 20. Ahead of his death, Smoke released the fan-favorite mixtapes Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2. The latter debuted on Feb. 7, 2020, just two weeks before Pop Smoke was fatally shot in a home invasion in Los Angeles.
Released on July 3, 2020, Pop Smoke’s first studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has charted for 52 weeks. It also gained international success, hitting No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums tally, where it charted for 45 weeks, and charting in Greece, Germany, Australia and Italy.
Stream “Faith” below: