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Rumors of a third posthumous Pop Smoke album release met with mixed reactions on social media from fans alike.
On Sunday evening, Pop Smoke’s announcement of an album swept Twitter. While many consider Pop to be one of the best, others wonder if it is too much, too soon, and what does it do for the late great Pop Smoke’s brand. ‘RapTVcom’ announced in a Tweet that they were alerted to a new album due 2022 by the Brooklyn Drill artist. A tweet that has yet to be confirmed by the Victor Victor label, that signed Pop.
The label has released multiple projects since, including his debut project in 2020 and a compilation titled ‘Faith’ in 2021, consecutively. Aside from the ‘Meet The Woo’ mixtape series which debuted in 2019 and 2020. Many have questioned the number of songs the label has released as posthumous studio albums since his death. Furthermore, many others show concern for the featured artist list.
As a posthumous studio album, three consecutive studio albums are unheard of for beginners. What’s the point of starting now?. While I think it will taint the image of the late Brooklyn entertainer in fans’ minds, I am also on the fence about ultimately giving fans what they want. Would they want this, though? And if they do would the project be deemed a success? If the rumor is true, only time will tell how it will eventually unfold. There has been little or no effort to keep his name around through collaborated projects in fashion or music. This builds an even bigger concern on the Pop Smoke estate needs and wants versus what Victor Victor is expected to match.
Till then it’s ‘Dior, Dior’ from the rooftops, & RIP Pop Smoke.