The first posthumous album by Pop Smoke “Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon” is finally here and available on all streaming platforms.
Pop Smoke (real name Bashar Barakah Jackson) was killed at his home during a home robbery on February 19, 2020, at the age of 20. Still, the case is unsolved and there are many questions around Smoke’s tragic death.
Crowned as the new king of New York, the “Christopher Walking” rapper gifted the hip-hop fans with his unique style and great delivery. Just a 20-year-old, Pop Smoke established himself as one of the outstanding names in New York.
The “Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon” album was expected to drop in June, but due to respect for the mass protests for social justice around the US, ignited by the killing of George Floyd, the project was pushed back until today.
Smoke’s estate also provided a new video for the track “Got It On Me” which you can see above.
The album’s first cover artwork caused some backlash coming from Smoke’s fans towards the designer Virgil Abloh, who created the image.
Virgil put zero effort into that album cover. He literally used the first photo that comes up when you search Pop Smoke’s name on Google. pic.twitter.com/pe9egHcjQj
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) June 29, 2020
After such disapproval, Steven Victor (manager of Pop Smoke) announced the artwork will be changed “POP WOULD LISTEN TO HIS FANS!”
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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”
Stream the new “Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon” by Pop Smoke album via Spotify.
Release Day: July 3, 2020
Record Label: Republic Records