Pop Smoke - Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon
Jul 5, 2020
59
50 did Pop dirty with this one. Pop Smoke's first posthumous record trades in the usually great drill production from his previous albums for more mainstream trap production causing Pop to lose many aspects that made him unique among mainstream rappers. Pop really had something different as opposed to an NBA Youngboy or Quavo. He had unique production as well as charisma. There are plenty of rappers that do have charisma but they often resort to very generic production but Pop always had some of the best production I've heard in the late 2010s. Mannequin for example features great 808s combined with a sample from 7 rings by Ariana Grande to create a grand banger. On this album however, none of that is present. It's just your run of the mill trap beats with Pop rapping or sometimes singing over them. Pop still has his charisma but without that production it just doesn't hit the same. Also with his unfortunate passing it appears that 50 tried to cram in as many features on the album to make it feel complete however almost none of them are memorable on here. In fact it's actually Quavo who does the best as a feature on here considering he has way more chemistry with Pop than anyone on here other than Tjay. The inclusion of Dior as the final track was an obvious cash grab to get more streams for the project as Pop already put this on both of his last projects. It just seems like they want more streams. Overall this album feels empty compared to the previous Pop releases and just makes me want to listen to his older work. R.I.P. Pop Smoke.

BEST TRACKS: Creatures, Dior

WORST TRACKS: Diana
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Jul 5, 2020
Inb4 Shoot for the Stars 2 and 3 gets released
Jul 5, 2020
Pop
Jul 5, 2020
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Jul 5, 2020
Damn Magnitude's on this site?
Jul 16, 2020
This is facts.
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