Is Pop Smoke getting more posthumous albums after ‘Shoot for the Stars’? Fans say ‘they f**kin' up his legacy’

Thanks to dedicated efforts from hip hop icon 50 Cent, Pop Smoke got a posthumous debut album ‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’ in July 2020


                            Is Pop Smoke getting more posthumous albums after ‘Shoot for the Stars’? Fans say ‘they f**kin' up his legacy’
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Pop Smoke was one of the biggest upcoming rappers on the scene before his journey to stardom was cut short after he was fatally shot and killed at his residence in Hollywood Hills, California in February 2020. The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, had already delivered a few hit singles like ‘Welcome to the Party’ and ‘Dior’ before his death.

Thanks to dedicated efforts from hip hop icon 50 Cent, Pop Smoke then got a posthumous debut album ‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’ in July 2020. A deluxe edition was released a week later. Now, after more than year of his death, it seems the late rapper’s fans might get some new music after Smoke’s frequent collaborator Rico Beats posted a comment about the same on a social media platform.
 
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What to expect from Pop Smoke’s new album?

According to the Twitter page of XXL Magazine, Rico Beats posted a comment on Instagram where he confirmed that Smoke’s new project is in the works. The statement read, “I see and hear everything keep it cool tho no worries pay back around the corner Pop Smoke new album loading.” Smoke’s debut studio album 'Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’ which was released after his death was stacked with 19 tracks and included features from artists like Quavo, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Swae Lee, Future, Rowdy Rebel, 50 Cent, Roddy Ricch, Tyga, Karol G, Lil Tjay and King Combs.  The album had then topped the US Billboard 200 chart. The deluxe edition of the album entertained his fans with fresh 15 songs and saw features from Gunna, Young Thug, Burna Boy, Jamie Foxx, Fivio Foreign, Davido, PnB Rock, Queen Naija, BloodPop and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie.

Looking at the previous track record, it won’t be wrong to assume that Smoke’s new posthumous album will be packed with new collaborators along with a few old ones. However, it will be interesting to see if the audience give a thumbs up to this new project or not as the trends in music keep changing every year. Speaking of new music, the late rapper’s manager Steven Victor had dropped a hint about the same in July 2020. According to NME, he had replied to a fan on Instagram that Smoke’s new music was in the pipeline. “I don’t wanna seem needy but is there gonna be more posthumous pop smoke albums?” a fan wrote adding “need more classics from him down the line.” Giving a positive confirmation, Victor replied, “There will be. Also a project pop, melo, axl & ricobeats were working on.”



 

 

 



 

 



 

 

‘The busiest dead man' say fans

As soon as the news of Pop Smoke’s new album hit the Internet, his fans rushed to Twitter to share their valuable opinion. Speaking on the same lines, one said, “Damn don’t care.” Another added that the makers are ruining his legacy, “Just let him rest bro holy f**k they f**kin up his legacy w these unfinished songs.” One shared, “If they plan on putting another version of Dior on that new pop smoke album, they can keep it.” Another posted, “Man I’m really hype for this new album but it’s bittersweet cuz every time I get reminded of pop smoke I get sad cuz I realize how quick we lost him.”

The next one tweeted, “That last album was too perfect to follow it up, let the man rest.” One said, “Too soon, save it for 2022-2023. His last album is still charting top 10.” One individual asserted, “I liked pop smoke before he became a tik tok trend...now all the music being released after his death dont even seem like the same pop smoke I was used to in 2019.” One made fun of the news and said, “The busiest dead man I know.” One concerned social media user concluded, “They milking him at this point.”



 

 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

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