The rapper Pop Smoke died last February after he was shot dead in Hollywood. While his career was at its infancy at that point, it has soared to prominence after his death. The Brooklyn drill innovator was one of the many artists who left the world before they could experience their own influence over the world.

His career is still doing better and better after he earned his 6th platinum certification from the RIAA, and that too for the music that was released posthumously.

As per a RapRadar report, the Drill pioneer might just have a record on Billboard where he ties with none another than another pioneer in music, Prince himself. As per the report, Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon has spent a whopping 19 consecutive weeks on the Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

The album has ties with Prince’s super hit album Purple Rain, which says a lot about the potential career Smoke could have enjoyed. Smoke has beaten the likes of M.C. Hammer’s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt Em as well as Michael Jackson’s Bad.

Pop Smoke has already beat Eminem’s smash-hit Recovery in the Billboard’s No. 1 on the Top Rap Album charts, and his album is spending its 20th week on top.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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