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Pop Smoke Made the Soundtrack of a Lost Summer

Some albums demand ascetic listening, the kind that happens best in solitude or while wearing noise-canceling headphones. Such music has its place, especially in the colder months. But summer is made… 

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Pop Smoke Made Brooklyn Sound Like the Center of the Rap Universe

Last summer, Pop Smoke’s music––guttural, raw, irresistible––coursed through New York’s clubs, car stereos, yawning apartment windows. Born Bashar Barakah Jackson and raised in Canarsie,… 

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Pop Smoke: 50 Cent and Steven Victor on ‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’

In this installment of Rap Life, Ebro talks to Steven Victor and 50 Cent about the creation of Pop Smoke’s posthumous album ‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’. They open up about the… 

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50 Cent, Steven Victor & the Hot 97 Team Remember Pop Smoke

HOT 97 Remembers Pop Smoke with exclusive comments from 50 Cent and CEO of Victor Victor Worldwide, Steven Victor, our own Drewski, TT Torrez and DJ Enuff along with past comments from Lil’… 

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Pop Smoke – Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon (Album)

Pop Smoke’s estate just dropped his posthumous debut album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon. It is executive produced by 50 Cent and features guest appearances from DaBaby, Lil Baby, Roddy… 

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After Pop Smoke’s death, can UK drill producers maintain their US success?

For a few joyful, sweaty months last summer, Welcome to the Party by Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke was the sound of New York. His smoky baritone seemed predestined for greatness, melding perfectly… 

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Trap Lore Ross: Why Pop Smoke Was So Special

Popular UK Youtuber Trap Lore Ross recently released a comprehensive look at what made the late Pop Smoke such a fan favourite. “Why Pop Smoke Was So Special” looks at the Brooklyn rapper’s… 

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How Pop Smoke and Fivio Foreign Took Brooklyn Drill Global

A hyper-local strain of hip-hop that started in Chicago was tweaked by bedroom producers in the United Kingdom before taking over Brooklyn. Now it’s the soundtrack to a summer of unrest. The latest… 

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For The Record: From Kendrick To Pop Smoke, Hip-Hop Is Still The Music Of Resistance

Last month, protests against police brutality and systemic racism erupted across the country, and hip-hop music quickly became part of the movement. For the latest episode of ‘For The… 

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Pop Smoke ft. Rowdy Rebel – Make it Rain

The estate of Pop Smoke has shared a posthumous track, the first new music from the Brooklyn rapper following his February death. There’s a posthumous Pop Smoke LP that was announced in May, but… 

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Lil Tjay ft. French Montana, Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign – Zoo York (Remix)

Lil TJay’s still wreaking havoc in “Zoo York” on his brand new remix. For his State Of Emergency‘s hit record, “Zoo York“, Montana’s calling shots, repping the BX and bigging up the… 

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Lil Tjay ft. Fivio Foreign & Pop Smoke – Zoo York (Video)

Lil Tjay celebrates his release day with the video to his State Of Emergency‘s standout track. Despite the lock down New York, Lil Tjay and Fivio Foreign mobb through the city at night with… 

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A Conversation With Pop Smoke

Less than two weeks before Pop Smoke’s tragic death, he spent a day with Complex as he celebrated the release of ‘Meet the Woo 2.’ This was his final editorial interview… 

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