Pop Smoke’s manager Steven Victor has shared the cover art and title for the late rapper’s second posthumous album, Faith.
On Monday, Victor shared the album’s trailer on Instagram, featuring video clips of Pop Smoke in the studio and performing in front of a massive audience.
“Today, I had a conversation with myself. I’m bout to drop the hottest tape in New York,” says Pop in the trailer’s voiceover. “It don’t get more New York than Pop Smoke.”
The artwork for Faith features a grainy photo of the 20-year-old rapper, who was shot and killed during a home invasion at a property he rented in Los Angeles, California, on February 19, 2020.
Pop Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, was a leading figure in Brooklyn’s drill music scene, with singles including “Dior” and “Welcome to the Party.” Pop’s posthumous debut LP, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, was released in July 2020 by his music mentor and executive producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. It debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and was followed by a deluxe version, which dropped on what would have been Pop’s 21st birthday, July 20th.
Faith arrives July 16.
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