Yesterday, Pop Smoke’s posthumous sophomore album, “Faith,” was released. This project contained 20 tracks, and star-studded collabs with Kanye West, Pusha T, Future, 21 Savage, Quavo, Takeoff, Dua Lipa, Pharrell, and more. There have been a lot of mixed reviews regarding Faith, but overall, there’s been tons of love for the late Brooklyn rapper here.
Faith is also projected to have a big first week debut. According to Chart Data, it is on track to become the number one album in the US on the Billboard 200 chart, with between 110,000-120,000 units sold. This would also make Smoke the first artist to have his first two albums released posthumously, and both go number one.
Last summer, Smoke’s “Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon” album took the number one spot, as it was also released in July. The deluxe edition ended up being released on July 20, which would’ve been his 21st birthday. Smoke’s manager, Steven Victor, has since said that a deluxe for Faith is on the way, but a date hasn’t been confirmed yet. This was revealed this morning, after criticism by fans, for songs such as “Top Shotta” and “Manslaughter” having different beats, due not them not getting cleared.
A lot of fans want to see a deluxe edition release on Smoke’s birthday again. We will see if this does get confirmed within the upcoming few days.