Following the release of his new song ‘Make It Rain’, Pop Smoke’s estate has entered a global co-publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music. While the perseverance of the legacy of a late person isn’t quite easy, Pop Smoke’s estate is doing all they can to preserve the late rappers legacy.
The deal will cover Pop’s previous releases, including “Welcome To The Party” as well as his upcoming posthumous album.
Ryan Press, the president of A&R at Warner Chappell Music, said that he witnessed Pop’s rise to stardom and wanted to make sure that he was able to support Pop’s family and team.
“Pop meant so much to so many people across the world. At a young age, he became the prominent emerging voice on the New York rap scene, helping to bring it back to the forefront. Pop was deeply connected to the culture and well on his way to becoming one of the best artists of his generation.” Ryan Press said.
“I had the honor of meeting him, and I’m personally committed to doing everything I can to support the Jackson family and Steven Victor in keeping Pop’s legacy alive,” he continued. “Warner Chappell is very proud to help continue to share Pop’s music with the world.”
“We are very pleased and proud to entrust the protection and enhancement of Pop Smoke’s music to Ryan Press and the rest of the Warner Chappell team,” the Estate of Pop Smoke shared. “Our new alliance with the company and its vast global resources will significantly support the family’s efforts to preserve Pop Smoke’s legacy and musical impact among his fans and the world.”
While his posthumous album was originally set for a June 12 release, it got pushed back to July 3rd, due to the current Black Lives Matter protests across the United States. The first song off the project, ‘Make It Rain’ is out now.
By Muyiwa Aguda