50 Cent promised to fulfill the late Pop Smoke’s dream of taking his mom to the Grammys, and he did it. He executive-produced Pop’s debut and first posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, and it ended up being one of the biggest albums of last year.
50 Cent might not take part in finishing Pop’s next album. Recently speaking with Kris Kaylin, Fifty revealed that he is not sure if he will work on the upcoming album.
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“Steven was originally Pop’s manager and the label person he was signed to,” he explained. “He spoke to me about the new record. I’m not sure if I’ll participate with that record. I just wanted to make sure that his record did what it was supposed to.”
He went on to say, “My interaction with Pop was that he was looking at me like I could tell him the right way to go and everything would work based on what I was saying. It’s unfortunate that it actually happened. It’s like the other side of it — when I’m coming up early on, I’m so connected to the environment that everything in the environment I’m subjected to the same.”
The New York legend also explained that Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon wouldn’t be as big if it weren’t for his involvement.
“So even with my success in music, I’m still subjected to everything the neighborhood is subjected to,” 50 said. “Cause of who I’m standing next to. In Pop’s scenario, personally, he told me he wanted to take his mom to an award show. Outside of producing the record and having it perform well, I did all the promotion for that record to have it work. They would have put it out and you’d have to find it out of basic interest.”
At the beginning of last month, Pop’s manager Rico Beats, took to Instagram to announce the late rapper’s next album is on the way.
“I see and hear everything kept it cool tho no worries pay back around the corner Pop smoke new album loading,” he wrote.