The late rapper’s debut album Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon includes collaborations with executive producer 50 Cent, Quavo and more.
Pop Smoke’s star-studded posthumous debut album, ‘Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon’, has fans reacting with great anticipation. Prior to his passing, the New York rapper told everyone his intentions with his music. “I’ll be talking more to the ladies in 2020,” he told Complex. “I gotta feed them, too. I don’t wanna make songs for ni**as all the time. There’s no money in that. You think I wanna go to the show and see a thousand ni**as? I might as well be in jail.”
The album cover was a bit of controversy due to the request of estate not co-signing the original artwork, the late rapper’s manager, Steven Victor, the boss of record label Victor Victor, had the changes made to the project.
In a statement, Steven said: ”Pop’s music belongs to everyone.
”This album is a celebration of where Pop was headed and where he wanted to be. The process of working on this album with all our friends, peers and heroes has been amazing and we thank everyone for their support.
”Pop’s music and legacy belongs to the world now and we want you to continue to manifest your love in creative ways that we haven’t even thought of yet. POPSMOKEFOREVER.COM. Let’s celebrate tonight and forever. More to come.”
The record features appearances from its executive producer, 50 Cent, as well as rappers Tyga, Quavo, Swae Lee, DaBaby, Roddy Rich, Young Thug, and many more.
Pop had also been planning a documentary before his death, which would show how him and his fellow drill stars were wrongly targeted by police. The message has been timely as Black Lives Matter protests hit the streets during the same month of June that was originally the planned released month. It was postponed due to the protests. He explained the message behind the new music.
He had said: ”I’m gonna put out a movie or a documentary.
”I’m gonna make that sh*t about me.
”Walk ’em through where I used to live, where I used to be at, and why they look at me the way they look.
”I’m gonna show you why they don’t like that – what they don’t like.
”Let’s see if you have the same feedback that they have.
”Let’s see if you would want me to be banned and want me to not perform. ”I doubt you will.
”All this good music being recorded, and you want to put it on hold? You don’t want people to hear it?”
And Steven has vowed to finished the project.
Just days before his death, the rising Brooklyn Drill star had released the mixtape ‘Meet the Woo 2’.
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Pop’s music belongs to everyone. This album is a celebration of where Pop was headed and where he wanted to be. The process of working on this album with all our friends, peers and heroes has been amazing and we thank everyone for their support. Pop’s music and legacy belongs to the world now and we want you to continue to manifest your love in creative ways that we haven’t even thought of yet. Visit the link for the asset pack at POPSMOKEFOREVER.COM. Let’s celebrate tonight and forever. More to come. “LINK IN BIO”
I can’t listen to Pop Smoke’s album yet 🥺 I can’t believe he’s really not here to enjoy this moment
— 💫✨ (@TheJessieWoo) July 3, 2020
I'm not a pop smoke fan but this shit some straight heat, u tripping dawg
— that one person (@ezrayournigga) July 3, 2020
Pop Smokes album was put together so well 😢🙏🏽
— Jordyn Woods (@jordynwoods) July 3, 2020
Playin’ this new Pop Smoke like pic.twitter.com/Rc616UhkfZ
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) July 3, 2020
Me listening to got it on me and tunnel vision in the shower RIP pop smoke😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/qWxxUVmFMC
— Claire✨ (@mayani_iam) July 3, 2020
— Zuko’s Honor (@HardKn0ckLife) July 3, 2020
— ETHOS (@GamingEthos) July 3, 2020