Pop Smoke’s posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, has been released today.
This is the debut studio album by the Brooklyn drill rapper, who was fatally shot in a home invasion in February—just weeks after the release of his second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2. He was 20 years old.
Pop’s killing shook the hip hop world, which mourned a talent gone too soon. In April, it was revealed that a documentary about the rapper is in the works, and in May, his family and former manager Steven Victor announced plans for the posthumous release of new Pop Smoke music. Eventually, the record was confirmed for release in June, but like many albums slated for release during the pandemic, was postponed.
The 19-track album, which closes out with Pop’s hit song “Dior” as a bonus track, is a star-studded one: 50 Cent co-executive produced the album, and features on “The Woo” with Roddy Ricch. The other guests are: Quavo, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Future, Swae Lee, Tyga, Rowdy Rebel, Karol G, Lil Tjay and King Combs.
RIP, Pop Smoke. Stream Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon below:
And watch the video for album cut “Got it on Me” here: