FS Album Review: Is Pop Smoke's New Album Worth The Hype?
Three weeks ahead of its release, an official trailer for Pop smoke’s second posthumous ‘Faith’ was premiered on his YouTube Channel. The highly anticipated project comes one year after the tragic death of the rapper in his LA mansion. The 20 track record features a heavy dose of artists such as Kanye West, Pusha T, Pharrell Williams, 21 savage and many more. However, the first posthumous album ‘Shoot for the star, aim for the moon’ set the bar too high and fans are not so happy with the new release.
While others enjoyed listening to new pop smoke music with his growling vocals, a large number of people felt that the tracks towards the end were unnecessary. Overall, many found the album oversaturated with unnecessary features. A shorter album would’ve been favoured by fans since too many features and unfinished verses on tracks turned into the biggest skip of the album.
Needless to say, there were few hits in the album too. Here are our top picks from Pop Smoke’s album ‘Faith’:
Tell the vision ft Kanye West & Pusha T
This is unarguably one of the hardest tracks on the album. The beat was co-produced by Kanye. In fact, It is rumoured that ‘Tell the vision’ includes musical elements once intended for west’s album. Both Kanye and Pusha T bodied their verses with Pusha T dissing Tyler the creator in his verse.
Brush Em ft Rah Swish
It is the kind of track you’d expect from a Pop smoke album. You will definitely nod your head to this song if you have heard some of the biggest hits by pop such as ‘Dior’ or ‘Invincible’. You can hear pop rapping in his deep, growling voice over a hard drill beat production.
It is one of those songs you can safely play on the aux. On this track, Rico beats set the vibe with hard production and pop doing his thing. However, it might take some time for this track to become an absolute earworm.
Bout a million ft 21 savage & 42 Dugg
If you are a fan of UK drill beats then this track is for you. Pop appears to start with one of the catchiest hooks with his aggressive voice taking over as the beat drops. 21 savage is the star of this track. There’s only hits when it comes to a 21 savage feature. It is surprising how good he sounds on a drill beat. 42 Dugg fits perfectly with his effortless and casual flow.
Genius ft Lil Tjay & Swae lee:
This song matches the vibe of ‘Hello’ by Pop. You can hear pop smoke rapping the iconic catchy hook ‘I like my bitches redbone, ass fat, Jell-O, light skin, yellow’. Nothing too special from Lil Tjay and Swae lee. However, they sound perfectly fine with pop on the track.
What are your thoughts on Pop smoke’s new album? Let us know your favourite track.