On Friday, Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album, “Faith,” was released. This project contained 20 tracks, and huge collaborations with superstars such as Kanye West, Pusha T, Quavo, Takeoff, Kid Cudi, Dua Lipa, 21 Savage, and more.
The release of Faith has fans of the late Brooklyn rapper wondering just how much bigger of a star that he would be if he were alive. Loved ones of Smoke are starting to speak out now, including his brother, Obasi Jackson.
Jackson took to Instagram to pay tribute to his brother, following the release of the album. He explained that the world would’ve saw Smoke do even bigger things outside of music, and the smoke definitely hasn’t cleared.
“Thank you for all the love we’ve received. A lot things have happened, yet we push forward in faith. It wasn’t all about the music for you. I wish The world would’ve been able to see you do amazing things. There are some people who cared about the wrong things. There are those who have disassociated themselves. I’m thankful for those who stayed strong. I’m grateful for those who worked hard to make this possible. My mother did her best to work with these people. For that, I’m so proud of her! YOU’RE STILL HERE AFTER DEATH… they thought taking you would clear the smoke. IT DIDNT 🤷🏾♂️ #popsmoke #faith #family #outnow.”
Faith is also expected by fans to debut in the top five of the Billboard 200 chart next week. Last July, Smoke’s posthumous debut studio album, “Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon,” had number one debut, and is platinum in the US.
Check out Obasi Jackson’s full tribute to his brother, Pop Smoke, below.