‘Pop Smoke’: Release date and how to stream rapper’s second posthumous album
Pop Smoke, who was shot dead at the age of 20 in February last year, will have his second posthumous album released in mid-July. The album titled ‘Pop Smoke’ was officially made available for pre-add and pre-order to fans on Apple Music, which also revealed that his new studio effort will be stacked with 17 tracks.
The self-titled album is a follow-up to his hugely successful posthumous debut ‘Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon’ which was released in July 2020. The album, which was executively produced by 50 Cent, featured guest vocals from some of the top hip-hop artists like Roddy Ricch, Tyga, Karol G, Lil Tjay and King Combs. Pop Smoke's debut peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. The late rapper also recently posthumously won in the Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Rap Album categories at the recent Billboards Music Awards 2021.
Pop Smoke’s new self-titled album will hit the internet on July 16, 2021, via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records. Fans can pre-add/pre-order the album here.
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The Brooklyn rapper's manager, who goes by the name Rico Beats, recently confirmed that Pop Smoke’s album was almost complete. Taking to his official Instagram account, he had shared a photoshopped image of him, Victor Victor Worldwide‘s Steven Victor and the late drill rapper as Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan respectively. He had captioned the post as, “Pop Album 95% loading the f$&k up!!!!” In the latest update, promotional flyers also went up in the city with the rapper’s photo and the release date of the album.
Apple Music might have revealed that Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album will be packed with 17 tracks, however, the names of all the songs have been kept under wraps. MEAWW will keep you posted about the same. An outro from the same album was released recently where we could hear Pop Smoke giving a motivational speech to youngsters. “That’s why we try to tell the young n***** like, stay focused, you understand?” You know what I’m saying, keep you mind straight on the prize. Don’t let nothing get in between.” He adds, “Focus up. You’ve got to be fully focused. You can’t let s**t get in between you and your goal.” In the 30 seconds of the audio, he concludes, “You tell them n***** ‘Shoot for the stars, aim for the moon’," referring to the name of his debut posthumous album.