The release date of the 2nd posthumous album from Brooklyn rap star, Pop Smoke has officially been announced.
Pop Smoke, who died in February 2020 at the age of 20, has had several new songs released since his death. The rapper could also be found on Migos‘ and Polo G’s new albums.
Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, also appeared in Eddie Huang’s film Boogie, and a new song titled “AP” released as part of the soundtrack.
Pop Smoke, Skepta, A$AP Rocky, Juicy J, and Project Pat collaborated on the song “Lane Switcha,” which was released on the F9 soundtrack.
During the Culture III press tour, Quavo also revealed that he was working on a collaborative album with Pop Smoke before the superstar’s untimely death.
It’s unclear whether any of their collaborations will be included on the new album, which will be released on July 16th.
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The album is now available to preorder and presave, and a trailer featuring archival audio and video footage of Pop Smoke was also released. However, no further information, such as a title or tracklist, was provided.
The 17-track album will arrive just about a year after Pop Smoke’s first posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, which arrived in July 2020.
Pop Smoke, a prominent figure in Brooklyn’s drill scene, rose to prominence in 2018 with his debut single, “Welcome to the Party,” which later appeared on his first mixtape, Meet the Woo, released in 2019.
The sequel to that tape, Meet the Woo 2, was released in February 2020, just over a week before Pop Smoke was shot and killed in Los Angeles.
Upon its release, last year, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon debuted on top of Rolling Stone’s Top 200 Albums chart.
It later landed at Number Three on the Year-End Top 200 Albums Chart, coming in behind Taylor Swift’s Folklore and Lil Baby’s My Turn.