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Pop Smoke


Second posthumous album from the rapper following his death in February 2020 includes guest appearances from Kanye West, Pusha T, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Future, Chris Brown, Dua Lipa and Pharrell

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Faith is the ultimate affirmation of Pop Smoke’s musical transcendence
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘Faith’ succeeds by offering not ony an elegiac portrait of Pop Smoke, but also a vision of what he could have become
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  3. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The rapper’s second posthumous album has some dazzling moments, but ultimately feels like business as usual for an audience whose attention may be elsewhere
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  4. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Despite poor production choices and lazy song structures, Pop Smoke's energy and solo spurts of brilliance won't allow for this stale posthumous release to tarnish his legacy
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  5. 4.0 |   NME

    The Canarsie don's raw talent is overshadowed by superfluous guest spots on the second album to be released since his tragic death in 2020
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  6. 3.8 |   Pitchfork

    Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album sounds like it’s solely designed to generate clicks as a new generation of rap fans continues to be exploited for their streams
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