Pop Smoke is sorely missed around the world. At the time of his death, the Brooklyn-born musical prodigy appeared to be just getting started with his limitless creativity and diversity, which only adds to the tragedy of his demise. Smoke recently won a posthumous award for best hip-hop song.
Pop’s two posthumous albums have provided obvious evidence of the late rapper’s tremendous brilliance, reaching millions of playlists with his influential perspective on drill music. He had a song for everyone, and even after his passing, his music continues to bring joy to people’s lives.
Pop Smoke was honored at the iHeartRadio Music Awards recently, collecting the award for Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year with “What You Know Bout Love.” For “Essence,” he went up against WizKid and Tems, MoneyBagg Yo for “Time Today,” Cardi B for “Up,” and Drake, Future, and Young Thug for “Way 2 Sexy.”
Pop Smoke’s triumph in this category has elicited no response from the other finalists. Pop Smoke was also nominated posthumously for Best Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, which Drake won.
Fans of the late Brooklyn rapper will be pleased to learn that Nigo’s new studio album, I Know Nigo, will include a new song from Pop Smoke on Friday. “Remember,” the song, was first debuted at Nigo’s Kenzo fashion presentation earlier this year. Check out Pop Smoke’s song below.
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