With Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album, Faith, being released almost a month ago, his best friend worries that all of his songs were left on the album and there are none left in the vault.
Mike Dee, who helped out on Pop Smoke’s first posthumous album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, said that he was not involved in Pop’s latest album.
“They didn’t call me to come to the studio or help out,” Dee said per Complex.
He added that he was “confused” about the new additions to the tracks, “I was around when he was recording most of the original songs, then when I heard the album, it was completely different,” Dee said. “New artists on there, new beats, so I was confused about that.”
Dee also noted that he had no idea Pop’s label was coming out with a second posthumous album until his team announced it on social media.
In Dee’s opinion, he thought that the album should have been more staggered and the label should have waited to release the songs slower so that his name could “stay alive.”
“In my opinion, instead of dropping all 30 songs, I would have waited. Maybe 10 now, 10 the next year, that way his name would stay alive, instead of dropping it all at one time. … I’m guessing this is it, what he had left in the vault, this is the end.”
Still, there might be some hope for a Pop Smoke feature in the future Dee continued, “I mean who knows, they might have a few [verses] left from different artists he did songs with, but I think this might be it.”
On Aug. 2, a week after Faith was released, new tracks were made to the deluxe version of the album. The new tracks included “Rumble” with Tay Floss, “Don’t Know Em” featuring Rah Swish, “Double It” with Fetty Luciano, “Mr. Jones” with Anuel AA and “Bad Boys” with Obasi Jackson. “Dior,” a fan favorite was also added to the album.