According to a report from RapRadar, the late Pop Smoke has allegedly just tied a new record with none other than Prince. According to the report, the post-death debut Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon has spent an impressive 19 consecutive weeks at the top position on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The project now ties with Prince’s iconic 80s album Purple Rain as the second-longest number one on the chart.
The hip hop world first took notice to the skyrocketing of the project on all time charts when it surpassed Eminem’s Recovery as the longest-running rap album to remain at No. 1 on the Top Rap Album charts, holding the top position going into its 20th week. Music lovers started to really pay attention when Pop Smoke’s music was being charted on the all-time list approaching MC Hammer peak pop selling numbers. With the most weeks at the pinnacle position since M.C. Hammer’s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt Em in 1990, Pop surpassed Michael Jackson’s Bad and is currently only second behind Jackson’s Thriller.