Long Live The Woo.
On what would have been Pop Smoke’s 21st birthday, the Brooklyn pioneer’s team has come forth with the deluxe counterpart to his debut album, and first posthumous release, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon.
The amended version supplements the original with 14 additional tracks, continuing the original’s theme of attracting a variety of preeminent features. Those joining Pop on the updated version include: A Boogie, Fivio Foreign, PnB Rock, Jamie Foxx, Gunna, Young Thug, and more.
The deluxe edition also continues demonstrating Pop Smoke’s impressive versatility. Although he exploded onto the scene thanks to his gruff, husky voice, which usually boomed over UK-inspired production, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon showcases a softer side for Pop — both sonically and conceptually.
It’s a bittersweet day for Pop Smoke’s camp and fans. Sure, it’s wonderful to hear his voice again, and to be reminded of his transcendent talent, but also serves as a pain point; it continues forging his memory in our heads, but reminds us that would-have-been-21-year-old artist was taken far before his time.
Rest easy, Pop Smoke. Long Live The Woo.
Listen to Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon (Deluxe) below: