Have faith, fans — Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album is finally here.
One year since his first studio album “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” the late rapper’s team has released his sophomore album “Faith.”
The star-studded tracklist features major rappers such as Kid Cudi, Kanye West and Kodak Black, as well as pop star Dua Lipa.
Pop Smoke, who hailed from Canarsie, skyrocketed to fame in 2019 with the release of a pair of mixtapes: “Meet the Woo, V.1” and “Meet the Woo, V.2.”
However, his rise was cut short when he was shot and killed during a home invasion in February 2020, with two men and two teens subsequently charged with his murder. His debut full-length album, “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” was posthumously released in July 2020, when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The hotly anticipated follow-up “Faith” was teased throughout New York City earlier this month, with interactive posters plastered around the city generating major buzz.
Fans who discovered the posters could use their Snapchat app to access early song snippets, heightening anticipation for the surprise album.
Pop Smoke’s fans were divided on Twitter, with some loving the album and paying homage to the late rapper, while others wished he could just rest in peace.
“I wish they would leave Pop Smoke alone. This new album is so unnecessary,” wrote one protective fan.