By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
On July 3, Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut studio album, ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’ was released. It was led by the “Make It Rain” single feat. Rowdy Rebel. Prior to it’s release, there was some buzz regarding the cover art as well as fans didn’t approve of Virgil Abloh’s work. It ended up being an all-black cover with a silver rose which was chosen by Smoke’s mother.
Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon was heavily approved by fans of the Brooklyn rapper. They were impressed by other songs such as “For The Night” feat. DaBaby & Lil Baby, “Something Special,” snd “West Coast S*it” feat. Quavo and Tyga. On July 4, it was projected to surpass Lil Baby’s ‘My Turn’ album for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
Now, Smoke’s album will officially break Baby’s run at No. 1 of five weeks. according to Chart Data. Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon with at least 200-225k units in its first week. It has also accumulated over 225 million streams so far.
Following the release of the album, the music video for “Got It On Me” was put out as well. This song samples 50 Cent’s classic 2003 “Many Men” record. These visuals have since reached over 6.5 million views on YouTube. Hopefully, this won’t be the last album that Smoke’s manager, Steven Victor, and his family release. The demand for new material is very strong from his fan base as Smoke proved that he was destined to be a huge artist.
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