Just a few weeks after the official release date was unveiled, Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album Faith has been released. The 20-song project arrives about a year after the late rapper’s debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, dropped.
In the lead-up to the release of Faith, snippets of the new album were shared through the form of QR codes that were displayed on posters in Los Angeles and New York.
Similar to Shoot for the Stars, the guest features lineup is star-studded, with Kanye West, Pusha-T, Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Future, 21 Savage, Dua Lipa, Rick Ross, and Kodak Black among those making an appearance on Faith. Chris Brown, 42 Dugg, The-Dream, Quavo, and Swae Lee also show up.
Pop Smoke’s legacy will continue through Faith just as it did with Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. The debut album earned Pop five posthumous wins at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards: Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top Rap Album. He’s also earned several multiplatinum RIAA certifications, a testament to the dedicated fan base he built while he was alive, and beyond.
The late rapper has also been featured on a handful of tracks released this year, including “Light It Up” with Migos, “Clueless” with Polo G and Fivio Foreign, and the F9 soundtrack cut “Lane Switcha,” which found him alongside ASAP Rocky, Skepta, Juicy J, and Project Pat.
You can stream Pop Smoke’s new album Faith below. Complex and Spotify announced the new podcast series Complex Subject: Pop Smoke alongside a trailer, which is available here.
A video for “Mr. Jones” featuring Future was also released.