Pop Smoke’s producer says there’s no more unreleased music left
Pop Smoke’s manager and producer, Rico Beats, has confirmed that there will not be any more posthumous albums from the late rapper as there is no unreleased music left in the vault. This news was revealed when a fan messaged Rico Beats asking if there were plans for Pop Smoke’s remaining music.
Rico Beats responded by asking “who said he had music left?” and when the fan expressed disappointment, he added, “What else ya want pop died 3 years ago how much more music ya think he did in one year.” He also claimed that Pop would not have approved of most of the posthumous music that has been released since his death.
Pop Smoke was tragically killed during a home invasion robbery in the Hollywood Hills in February 2020. Since his death, his estate has released two chart-topping posthumous albums, including 2020’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, which spawned platinum hits such as “For the Night” and “Dior.” A second posthumous album, Faith, arrived a year later featuring collaborations with Chris Brown, Dua Lipa, Kanye West, and Pharrell.
Posthumous music has become increasingly popular and lucrative for rappers, with the likes of Juice WRLD and XXXTentacion achieving more commercial success after their deaths. However, it remains a contentious topic among artists, with some, such as Tyler, the Creator and Anderson .Paak, making their wishes clear that their unreleased music should not be released after they pass away.
Pop Smoke’s fans will undoubtedly be disappointed to hear that there will be no more posthumous music from the rapper. Nonetheless, the two albums released after his death have left an indelible mark on the rap scene and cemented Pop Smoke’s legacy as one of the genre’s brightest stars.