More music from late New York rapper Pop Smoke might be dropping sooner than fans think. This week, his close, lifelong friend Mike Dee took to social media to reveal some key details in what will get people some more tunes.
Pop x Platinum
Dee said if the newly-released Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon goes platinum by July 20th, which is also Pop’s birthday, the deluxe version of the EP will drop.
“LONG DAYS LONG NIGHTS YOU WAS A BEAST AT THIS SHIT YOU NEVER SLEPT YOU ALWAYS HAD US IN THE STUDIO ALL NIGHT BUT ALL THAT WORK PAID OFF, AND YOU WORKED HARD FOR IT‼️ FOREVER MY HEART FOREVER MY DAWGZ WE GONNA KEEP THAT NAME ALIVE FOREVER🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾 ALBUM OUT NOW THIS WHOLE TAPE HAS TO GO PLATINUM BY HIS BIRTHDAY JULY 20 AND THE DELUXE WILL DROP💫💫💫💫” -Mike Dee’s Instagram
Pop’s new tape is getting major hip-hop support. Some of the biggest names in the rap game have come forward to show love to the must-hear album including Tyga, 50 Cent and Meek Mill.
Wait, There’s More
On Friday, Pop’s label hit the green light on putting out his posthumous release. The record comes loaded with guest features including songs with Quavo, Lil Baby, DaBaby, 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch.
Pop Smoke’s posthumous new album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon has been released. It arrives nearly five months after the rapper’s death at age 20 in a Los Angeles home invasion. The record features appearances from Quavo, 50 Cent, DaBaby, Future, Lil Baby, Swae Lee, Tyga, Karol G, Lil Tjay, and more. It also has a different album cover than the Virgil Abloh art revealed earlier this week. It was designed by Ryder Ripps. (Pitchfork)
Before You Go
Smoke’s record label boss Steven Victor went online to speak on the project’s significance. He also dished on how much of an influence Pop’s sound has and continues to have.
“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”” -Steven Victor’s Instagram