The Young rapper Pop Smoke met his un timely demise at the age of 20 in February after he was shot in what appeared to be a home invasion robbery.
Two weeks after his death, 50 Cent announced he wanted to executive produce and complete Pop Smoke’s upcoming posthumous album and release it in May. Which he intend to have several artists contribute on.
50 Cent talked about where the album stands at the moment. On an interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music;
“We’re definitely going to make the date. He said “I definitely want to get Roddy Rich and a few of the people that I know that would fit on these records organically involved in it. “I’m going it to send to them and I’m going to say: ‘Play it. Listen, if you don’t just feel like this is it, don’t even touch it. Please send it back. Delete, and just move on.’
“Because he had so many pieces set up that were so good that it’s not tough to put it together.” he added.
The rapper also reflected on his own experience when he was shot. He said “First I went ‘OK, you shot up’. That part is scary. You’re going to die …
“When you get through the process, you find the doctors telling you you’re going to be fine.
“Now the pain starts. And there was no medication for them to give you to not have you hooked on drugs following that.”