Lately, the music industry has seen many young talented artists die at a young age for various reasons. Whether it is drug abuse or gang violence, it always leads to the good dying young. Recently we had to mourn the death of the very talented Ny artist PopSmoke, from an allegedly targeted hit on his life in LA during a house party. Not much information has been gathered, because of a lack of witnesses and the current pandemic. But this hasn’t stopped The Woo from putting on for Pop Smoke and Brooklyn.
With the help from 50 Cent(Executive Producer), Pop smoke album “Shoot For The Stars Aim For the Moon” was still delivered to the public. The album is 19 tracks long and comes with features from Lil Baby, Da Baby, Quavo, 50 Cent, Roddy Ricch, Lil Tjay, and many more. After listening to the album you notice that it was formed into two parts, the first part is the gangster Pop smoke while the second part is the more R’n’B side. Pop smoke blew up off the NY drill scene but, his entire vibe was that of late 90’s early 00’s NY. The comparisons to 50 Cent started early, but there was no denying them. So it was great to see not only 50 embrace him but also want to play a part in creating this album.
The album had some questionable features and tracks, which led to fans being a little upset especially, with the lack of NY artists on it. But with the rumor of a deluxe coming hopefully, they saved the best for last. PopSmoke wasn’t close to his prime but, you knew he was going to change the music scene with his sound, too bad we won’t be able to experience that. Pop smoke was here for a short time, but his impact will always be remembered and felt not only for NY but the world. You can stream his project on all music platforms.