Atlanta rapper Young Thug is keeping Pop Smoke‘s memory alive. The hip-hop veteran went online this week to share a throwback pic of the late Brooklyn rap star.
Young Thug Keeps Pop Smoke’s Legacy Alive
On Wednesday, Thugger went to Instagram with a flashback. The pic features Pop rocking a purple and black outfit.
“💕” -Young Thug’s Instagram
Long Live The Drill King
Recently, buzz developed about Pop’s unforgettable “Dior” record reaching platinum status. It has sold over a million copies since dropping as an official single in February 2020.
“Pop Smoke’s “Dior” has been certified Platinum 🙏🏾🕊” -SOHH’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
Smoke’s must-hear record did much more than win fans over. It also landed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Dior” is Pop Smoke’s most popular solo song to date. It is part of both of Pop’s mixtapes, Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2. It debuted and peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Pop’s highest-charting song. (Genius)
Before You Go
During his short rap career stint, Pop had multiple records land on the charts. He mostly dominated Billboard’s hip-hop charts.
Of all the Billboard charts Pop Smoke appeared on during his lifetime, he racked up the most hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally, as he made it to the list with three different tunes. His highest-ranking of the bunch, “Gatti,” which was fronted by the Travis Scott-led JackBoys, broke into the top 40 and peaked at No. 33. His own “Welcome to the Party” with Minaj and “Dior” barely made it on, reaching Nos. 48 and 49, respectively, on the 50-slot chart. (Forbes)