LATE rapper Pop Smoke’s posthumous album is being released in July 2021.
Fans of the star, whose life was cut tragically short in February 2020, are thrilled they are getting more music from him.
When does the Pop Smoke album drop?
Pop Smoke’s newest album will feature songs with iconic hip-hop musicians including, Kayne West, Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Quavo, Kodak Black, and more.
On July 15, 2021 the late rapper’s manager, Steven Victor, released the track list and features.
Faith was released on July 16, 2021, four days before what would have been his 22nd birthday.
What happened to Pop Smoke?
Pop Smoke tragically died on February 19, 2020, after being fatally shot in Los Angeles, California.
Pop Smoke was only 20 years old when he died.
In July 2020, four people were charged in the murder of the rapper.
Corey Walker, Keandre Rodgers, and two juvenile teenagers were all arrested in connection with the murder.
Walker and Rodger were eligible for the death penalty as they were charged with murder with the special circumstance allegation that the killing occurred during the commission of a robbery and a burglary.
However, Page Six reported on July 7, 2021, that the prosecutors will not be pursing the death penalty.
The defendants allegedly broke into the Hollywood Hills home where Pop Smoke was staying around 4am and then a 15-year-old suspect shot the artist.
The defendants are currently on trial but the alleged 15-year-old shooter admitted in a recorded interview at a juvenile detention center that he shot Pop Smoke.
What songs will be on Faith?
The tracklist for Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album has been released.
The 21 song album includes the songs:
2. Beat the Speaker
3. More Time
7. Merci Beaucoup
8. Top Shotta
9. Woo Baby
10. Bout a Million
11. Good News
13. Tell the Vision
14. Back Door
16. What’s Crackin
17. Mr. Jones
19. Brush Em
20. Try It
A posthumous album is an album that is released after an artist’s death.
Is Pop Smoke’s music still popular?
Following the rapper’s death, his music is more popular than ever.
So far in 2021, Pop Smoke’s first posthumous album, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon, is the biggest rap album of the year and it debuted back in July 2020.
Ebro Darden, global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B for Apple Music, said to The Wall Street Journal: “It’s a cultural phenomenon.”
Since the album’s release, it has generated almost five billion streams in the US according to MRC Data and continues to top the charts in 2021.