Pop Smoke’s posthumous album has been pushed back to July 3rd from June 12, “out of respect for the movement”, with reference to the ongoing protests around the world and the United States of America, against racism and police brutality.
Universal Music Group executive, Steven Victor posted a video of Pop Smoke on his Instagram, with the caption “Music is the tool of revolution. We have been watching, along with the rest of the world, as long overdue change starts to take root. We have seen Pop’s music become the soundtrack of the moment, unifying the masses.”
“Given recent events, we have decided to delay the release of his album out of respect for the movement. ‘Make It Rain’ will be released this Friday, June 12th. The album will be released on July 3rd”
However, with the new single which will be released tomorrow, fans will have a glimpse of what’s to come in anticipation of the full album. Nigerian superstars, Burna Boy and Davido are also reportedly on the album, so there’s much to look forward to.
By Muyiwa Aguda
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