Pop Smoke was headed to Hollywood before his untimely passing.
On Friday (June 26), a clip of the late rapper’s audition tape for a film named Boogie surfaced on social media. Pop flawlessly stays in character the whole time in the video, at one point even tussling with his co-star.
In a February Power 105 interview with Angie Martinez just weeks before his murder, the Brooklyn native revealed he actually secured the role in the film, which is written and directed by Eddie Huang.
“They got me playing some basketball player,” Pop told Angie. “I got some lines. It’s a nice role. I got a nice check too … I’m going to fuck with the acting.”
The late rapper was also working on his debut album at the time of his death, which his team has moved forward with posthumously releasing. Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon is set to drop July 3 and features Rowdy Rebel on the previously-released “Make It Rain.”
A fan recently commented 50 Cent on Instagram to ask whether Eminem would appear on Pop’s album, as 50 had taken over the reigns on the posthumous effort in light of Pop’s passing. In his response to the fan, Fif implied an entire second album of unreleased material from the “Shake The Room” rapper may drop and Em could very well be on it.
“Part 2 maybe,” he replied. “I have to call him.”