posthumous Pop Smoke album officially announced for July
Earlier this year, Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was tragically shot and killed at age 20 just as he was rapidly on the rise. He had released the great Meet the Woo 2 shortly before his untimely death, and he's had some posthumous guest verses surface since then, but now Steven Victor, head of Pop Smoke's label Victor Victor, has officially confirmed that a posthumous Pop Smoke album will be out
on June 12.
The announcement follows the release of a statement by Victor and Pop Smoke's family from earlier this month, which read in part, "Throughout the next year we will be sharing new music, as we continue to work to build Pop's legacy. In conjunction with his estate we will be making formal announcements on his foundation and music projects."
50 Cent had said back in March that he planned to executive produce and finish Pop Smoke's album, though the new announcement does not confirm (or deny) 50's involvement. Stay tuned for more info and view Victor's posts below.
UPDATE (6/11): First single "Make It Rain" will come out Friday, June 12, but the album release has been pushed back to July 3 via Victor Victor "out of respect for the movement."