After Pop Smoke was murdered back in February, his record label vowed that they would put together a Pop Smoke posthumous album. The goal was to release something that he and his family would be proud of, from the unreleased music that he was working on. They got 50 Cent to come on board as an executive producer, along with Rico Beats and label head Steven Victor and the got to work putting together what is now, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon.
The album release for the project was delayed a bit while the protests and the Black Lives Matter movement was in full swing, but the project was given a new release date of July 3rd. Still in the days before the album release, the conversation was more about the album cover than it was about the music. Designed by Virgil Abloh, the cover art was panned as lazy and distasteful. A change.org petition garnered over 21,000 signatures of fans requesting a redesign. The label eventually cased to the pressure and the new artwork was unveiled with the album release.
Known for a leader in the new wave of New York drill music, Pop Smoke was finding success in music as last year was ending and this year was taking off. His first two EPs were garnering lots of attention and it seemed like he was taking the reigns of the New York Hip-Hop scene before he was tragically taken from his family and fans. The Pop Smoke posthumous album, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon is likely the final opus from the rapper.
The Pop Smoke posthumous album was lead by the single, “Make It Rain” featuring locked up emcee Rowdy Rebel. A video with previously unreleased footage of the rapper was released in June.
A video was also created for “Got It On Me,” and released on the same day as the album.
Pop Smoke Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon Album Track List
01. Bad Bitch From Tokyo (Intro)
02. Aim For The Moon featuring Quavo
03. For The Night featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby
04. 44 BullDog
06. Yea Yea
07. Creature featuring Swae Lee
08. Snitching featuring Quavo & Future
09. Make It Rain featuring Rowdy Rebel
10. The Woo featuring 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch
11. West Coast Shit featuring Tyga & Quavo
12. Enjoy Yourself featuring Karol G
13. Mood Swings featuring Lil Tjay
14. Something Special
15. What You Know Bout Love
16. Diana featuring King Combs
17. Got It On Me
18. Tunnel Vision (Outro)
19. Dior – Bonus