Fans of Brooklyn Drill music have great news to celebrate today. Steven Victor, owner of Victor Victor Worldwide and Pop Smoke’s former manager has announced the official release date of Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album. He posted a picture of what we can assume is the album cover for the project and the date, June 12, 2020. Rapper 50 Cent has stated that he wants to executive produce his album after connecting with Pop on a personal level before he passed.
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This news follows the celebration of one of Pop Smoke’s hit singles “Dior” reaching platinum status on May 8th, 2020. “Dior” was featured on Pop Smoke’s first project, “Welcome To The Woo”.
We lost Pop Smoke to gun violence at just 20 years of age. Also known as, Bashar Barakah Jackson, was the victim of a home invasion that ultimately lead to his death on February 18, 2020. Pop is not with us here physically, but he still lives through hip hop music in spirit. He has two posthumous placements in 2020. He is featured on Nav’s new album Good Intentions on the song, Run It Up. Pop Smoke also has a verse on “Zoo York”, a New York anthem featured on the Bronx’s Lil Tjay’s mixtape State of Emergency. That song also features fellow Brooklyn Drill Ambassador, Fivio Foreign.