One year after the release of ‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’, Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut, his team have announced a second album set for release on July 16.
In a new trailer, unreleased footage of the late rapper is shown, as he speaks about his career:
“I always knew I was gonna be something good. I feel like it's coming back to New York. "When you keep winning, they can't stop you. The fake can never succeed at nothing. When you know what you want, don't let anybody get in between you and your creation. I ain't trying to just be cool, we gotta make history."
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His first album charted for 50 weeks - with success in the UK and the US, as well as across Europe. While the rapper is posthumously nominated for two BET Awards, including for best male hip-hop artist. Smash hit ‘Dior’ was also nominated for a Grammy.
Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, died on February 19, 2020 after a home invasion in Los Angeles. He was 20 years old.
You can watch the trailer for the new posthumous project below.
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