cohort Mike “Mike Dee” Durodola claimed the Brooklyn drill
superstar’s vault has little to no music left, thanks in part to his
lengthy posthumous album Faith.
“[In] my opinion, instead of dropping all 30 songs, I would have
waited … until now, until next year, you know,” he said. “That way
his name will stay alive, instead of just dropping it all at one time,
When asked if he believes Pop Smoke has any unheard music left
in the stash, Dee replied, “I’m guessing this is what he had left in
Since his tragic death in February 2020, Pop Smoke’s team has
released a wealth of unreleased and repurposed material across
two posthumous albums.
His debut album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon arrived in
July 2020, just six months after the rapper’s death, and was
followed by a deluxe edition weeks later. In total, the album
contained 36 tracks.
Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon debuted at No. 1 on the
Billboard 200, making Pop Smoke the first rapper to debut
posthumously at the top of the chart with his debut studio album.
The project returned to the No. 1 spot in October 2020 and has
been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry
Association of America (RIAA).
Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album Faith followed in July
2021, featuring an additional 30 songs (deluxe edition tracks
included). Once again, the album topped the Billboard 200 and
wrote Pop Smoke into the history books, making him the first
artist ever to posthumously have their first two albums go No. 1.
The “Welcome to the Party” rapper also posthumously appeared
on Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon III, French Montana’s CB5 and
UK rapper Fredo’s Money Can’t Buy Happiness, as well as the
soundtracks to Eddie Huang’s Boogie and the 2021 Fast &
Furious film F9.
If Mike Dee’s claim checks out, it’s unlikely Pop Smoke fans will
get a third posthumous album of never-before-heard material.
Still, there’s evidence to suggest fans haven’t heard all the
contents lifted from Pop Smoke’s vault.
In February, Meek Mill previewed a yet-to-be-released
collaboration with the late Brooklyn rapper, while French
Montana claimed last October he’s sitting on nearly a project’s
worth of songs with Pop Smoke.
The Brooklyn rapper’s distinctly deep voice was also heard during
the August 5 livestream of Kanye West’s perpetually-
Smoke may be gone but this superstar has definitely made his
mark on this world. Rest in Peace Pop.