Bashar Barakah Jackson, known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was considered by many to be the face of the Brooklyn drill. Born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke began his musical career in late 2018 with his debut single “Mopar”.
Born: 20 July 1999, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 19 February 2020, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
Full name: Bashar Barakah Jackson
The album cover to Pop Smoke’s upcoming posthumous album “Faith” has been unveiled.
Pop Smoke’s upcoming posthumous album Faith is set to be released this Friday, July 16th. His first official studio release since the incredibly popular Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon (executive produced by 50 Cent), this new project has been steadily teased since its announcement.
Shortly after the big reveal, it was confirmed that snippets from the album were being hidden in promotional posters across Brooklyn, New York, some of which can be heard and seen right here.
Aside from those brief fragments, however, little else about Faith has been shared. It will be interesting to see how much music Pop had in the vault, and how his remaining unreleased material is arranged on his second posthumous release — albeit without the guiding hand of 50 Cent.
Now, the official album cover for Faith has been unveiled, as taken by photographer _Flix. The artwork is powerful in its simplicity, with Pop Smoke’s face commanding full attention as he stares directly into the camera.
It would appear that the cover has already received approval from fans, a contrast to Virgil Abloh’s original — and controversial — design for Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon.
Check out the newly-unveiled album artwork for Pop Smoke’s upcoming album Faith below, and sound off if you’re excited to hear another release from the late rapper. Rest in peace, Pop Smoke
The tracklist for the upcoming posthumous Pop Smoke album ‘Faith’ has been announced.
The record will be the second posthumous studio release from the late rapper, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson. Smoke died at the age of 20 after he was shot during a home invasion in LA in February 2020.
‘Faith’ will follow on from July 2020’s ‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’, and the tracklist for the album has now been shared ahead of its release on Friday (July 16) via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic.
Comprising of 21 songs, including the already-released ‘Outro’, you can see the tracklist for Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ below, as well as the album artwork.
2. ‘Beat The Speaker’
3. ‘More Time’
7. ‘Merci Beaucoup’
8. ‘Top Shotta’
9. ‘Woo Baby’
10. ‘Bout A Million’
11. ‘Good News’
13. ‘Tell The Vision’
14. ‘Back Door’
16. ‘What’s Crackin’
17. ‘Mr. Jones’
19. ‘Brush Em’
20. ‘Try It’
The list of guest features on ‘Faith’ has yet to be officially confirmed, though Dua Lipa is among the rumoured collaborators on the record after she shared an apparent teaser for the album last week.
Migos rapper Quavo told NME last month that he was working on a set of unreleased songs he recorded with Pop Smoke before his death.
“We’re still going to use [those songs] and drop them,” he said. “We had started working on it in London with DJ Mustard.”