Burgeoning rapper Pop Smoke was fatally shot at a Hollywood Hills home in February, shortly before he was to release his debut studio effort. After Pop’s death, 50 Cent stepped up to the plate and vowed to help the grieving family get the project out.
As the release of the Brooklyn native’s posthumous album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon looms, Fiddy is apparently plotting a follow-up project. When a fan asked the Power mogul if Eminem would appear on the upcoming project, he made it sound like that was already in the works.
“Part 2 maybe,” he replied. “I have to call him.”
Pop’s estate recently signed a co-publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group. The agreement covers all of the his music, including Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon.
“Pop meant so much to so many people across the world,” Warner Chappell Music President of A&R, U.S., Ryan Press said in a press release. “At a young age, he became the prominent emerging voice on the New York rap scene, helping to bring it back to the forefront.
“He was deeply connected to the culture and well on his way to becoming one of the best artists of his generation. I had the honor of meeting him, and I’m personally committed to doing everything I can to support the Jackson family and Steven Victor in keeping Pop’s legacy alive.”
Pop was 20 years old at the time of his death. His murder remains unsolved. Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon is expected to arrive on July 12.