Rap star A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is appointing himself more than your favorite Big Apple rapper. This past weekend, he went to social media to crown himself the King of New York and said he would have shared the title with late rapper Pop Smoke.
A Boogie x Pop Smoke
Heading into Monday, A Boogie took to Instagram to let followers know if Pop Smoke was still alive he’d also have the crown. Boogs also used the opportunity to plug Smoke’s new Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon deluxe album.
A deluxe version of Pop’s posthumous album Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon dropped on Monday. The must-hear release features 15 new tracks.
The new deluxe edition features the song “Paranoia;” it features Gunna and Young Thug, but not Pusha-T. The track sparked a feud between Pusha-T and Young Thug over an alleged Drake diss from Pusha on a previous version of the song. Other contributors include Burna Boy, Jamie Foxx, Fivio Foreign, Davido, PnB Rock, Queen Naija, BloodPop, and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie. (Pitchfork)
Wait, There’s More
Fans of the late rapper had a chance to keep his legacy going even further through some serious fashion drip. Pop’s longtime friend and mentor Steven Victor went online last week to announce the launch of a new clothing collaboration.
“Nigo is one of my biggest inspirations The ultimate master in taste and design, The global standard. I flew to japan for 24 hours to have dinner with nigo and dan, we discussed my vision for victor victor and the logo. Today we drop our first collabs – Pop Smoke x Human Made Victor Victor x Human Made Pop always wanted to go to Japan and when i mentioned to him that nigo might be doing a design/collab, he was super excited. These collabs are very special to me. Hope you enjoy. Available from for 48 hours ・JAPAN Monday 20 July 11AM. ・U.S.A (EDT) Sunday 19 July 10pm. Proceeds will be going towards vvf and sftsaftm foundations” -Steven Victor’s Instagram
Before You Go
Last week, rap star 50 Cent – who executive produced Pop’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon album – broke big news to Smoke fans. Fif went to Instagram to reveal their “The Woo” music video would be dropping on Monday as well.
“You know da Vibes, Monday is Pops birthday so Video Monday. #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Instagram