Pop Smoke Has No More Music In The Vault, Rico Beats Confirms

There is no more unreleased music from the late New York rapper Pop Smoke, according to producer/manager Rico Beats. Rico responded to a fan who wanted an update on when they can expect more posthumous music from Pop Smoke. The back-and-forth was shared on social media over the weekend.

“Who said he had music left,” Rico wrote back. “What else ya want pop died 3 years ago how much music ya think he did in one year? Y’all gotta be real.” From there, Rico claimed that Pop Smoke wouldn’t be happy with the posthumous music that’s available in his name. “If pop was a live he would not approved of 99 percent of the stuff they put out,” Rico said.

Pop Smoke At Paris Fashion Week

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 15: Rapper Pop Smoke attend the Off-White Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 15, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)

Pop Smoke’s estate has released two albums since his death in 2020. They dropped his debut studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, a few months after he was murdered during a home invasion. 50 Cent served as the executive producer on the project. A year later, they released Pop Smoke’s second and final studio album, Faith. Both projects featured a star-studded list of features that included Kanye West, Pusha T, Rick Ross, 42 Dugg, 21 Savage, The Neptunes, Bizzy Banks, Takeoff, Lil Tjay, Swae Lee, Future, Chris Brown, Dua Lipa, Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Quavo, Quavo, Lil BabyDaBaby, Swae Lee, Future, and Kodak Black, among others.

This isn’t the first time that Pop Smoke’s associates have hinted at running out of unreleased music from the late artist. Following the release of Faith, his friend, Mike Dee, confirmed that they used almost all of his catalog to release that album. “I feel like, instead of dropping all thirty songs, I would have waited until now, till next year, that way his name will stay alive instead of just dropping it all at one time,” he said during an interview with Kalisha Perera at the time. “I’m guessing this is what he had left in the vault. Yeah.”

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