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Published on July 3rd, 2020 | by MuzikScribe


Pop Smoke’s Posthumous Debut Album Out Now Feat. 50 Cent, DaBaby, Future, Lil Baby, Quavo, Roddy Rich, and more



Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon cover art


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“Pop Smoke retains the intensity that made him great”

– Pitchfork

“The speed with which hip-hop superstars like Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj were gravitating toward him for collaborations portended great things, suggesting that the king of New York might someday become the king of everywhere else, too”

– The New York Times

“A few days before his death, I wrote that Pop could be New York’s next great rap hope. Even after his death, it’s happening”

– Stereogum

Today Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon, is out via Victor Victor Worldwide (VVW)/Republic Records. The album, co-executive produced by 50 Cent, contains previously released track “Make It Rain” featuring fellow Brooklyn rapper Rowdy Rebel, which became Pop’s highest Spotify chart debut. The full track list was revealed earlier this week through an immersive fan experience. Playing off the album’s title, fans were able to download a mobile app that created a fake sky with 19 custom chrome stars, each one uncovering a new song title when hovered over.

Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon finds Pop’s voice in concert with collaborators both old and new. Staying true to his intention to use his debut album to show the breadth of his artistry, fans will discover a Pop Smoke that they had yet to see — one that is singing, stepping outside of the Brooklyn drill sound that he helped bring to a global level and more, while also reuniting with familiar names like 808Melo, CashMoneyAP and Yamaica. It’s an album that only begins to scratch the surface of a talent who had so much more to show the world.

The release follows breakout mixtapes Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2. Before his untimely passing, Pop Smoke was on his way to becoming a mainstream hip-hop giant. Rolling Stone acknowledged that “his transformation from a relatively unknown artist to next-up took place in the span of just a few month.” His presence caused a renewed energy in the birthplace of hip-hop, with Complex noting that he brought “a sense of excitement to New York rap that had been absent for years.” The Brooklyn upstart was finishing his debut album at the time of his passing and his circle of closest collaborators have completed the album in order to release it this summer as Pop Smoke had planned.


Pop Smoke

Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon

Victor Victor Worldwide (VVW)/Republic Records

July 3, 2020


1.Bad Bitch from Tokyo (Intro)

2.Aim For The Moon feat. Quavo

3.For The Night feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby

4.44 BullDog

5.Paranoia feat. Young Thug, Gunna & Pusha T


7.Yea Yea

8.Creature feat. Swae Lee

9.Snitching feat. Quavo & Future

10.Make It Rain feat. Rowdy Rebel

11.The Woo feat. 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch

12.West Coast Shit feat. Tyga & Quavo

13.Enjoy Yourself feat. Karol G

14.Mood Swings feat. Lil Tjay

15.Something Special

16.What You Know Bout Love

17.Diana feat. King Combs

18.Got It On Me

19.Tunnel Vision (Outro)

20.Dior About



About Pop Smoke:

Christened “Brooklyn Rap’s Homecoming King” by The New York Times and averaging nearly ten million monthly listeners on Spotify, Pop Smoke carried Brooklyn as the Borough’s next icon in the wings. His breakthrough 2019 mixtape Meet The Woo has 280 million streams globally and in a stellar review, Pitchfork claimed, “The Brooklyn rapper makes good on the promise of ‘Welcome to the Party’ with a debut full of the hardest, dirtiest tracks he can manage.” He turned up at the top of 2020 with Meet The Woo 2 and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200. Meanwhile, “Welcome to the Party” went gold, he entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart four times and his breakout single “Dior” achieved platinum status and is currently Top Ten on Urban radio. To date, he has amassed two billion streams worldwide and counting.


About Victor Victor Worldwide:

Victor Victor Worldwide (VVW) is a multi-faceted New York-based entertainment company that encompasses music, film and television. Founded in 2016, the full-service organization houses William Victor Management along with Victor Victor Records, a film and television production division and a music publishing group.

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