POP SMOKE’S LABEL SHARES NEW “AIM FOR THE MOON” VIDEO STARRING BOUBA SAVAGE
SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON OUT NOW
"In a moment of tremendous political and social turmoil, Shoot for the Stars offers listeners catharsis."
- The Atlantic
"Pop Smoke's presence looms large in popular music, and this album helps to explain why."
"The speed with which hip-hop superstars like Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj were gravitating toward him for collaborations portended great things, suggesting that the king of New York might someday become the king of everywhere else, too"
- The New York Times
"Pop Smoke retains the intensity that made him great"
"The rapper's posthumous debut album shows us why he remains the voice of New York City"
- Rolling Stone
27 OCTOBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Following his posthumous debut album returning to the top spot on the Billboard 200 last week, Pop Smoke's label is sharing a new video for "Aim For The Moon" starring Pop's friend, teenage rapper and NYC scene staple, Bouba Savage. The video, directed by Oliver Cannon and paying tribute to Biggie's "Sky's The Limit" video, finds a childhood version of Pop rightfully played by his friend Bouba, living out his lavish lifestyle fantasy complete with a butler, a Rolls Royce and a platter of cheeseburgers. The visual arrives ahead of the Pop Smoke tribute performance at tomorrow's BET Awards where Quavo is set to perform "Aim For The Moon" and "Shake The Room" in honour of Pop.
Watch the video for "Aim For The Moon" HERE
The video is a portrayal of a young kids dream lifestyle, something Pop always wanted to inspire through his music. Before his passing, Pop established the Shoot For The Stars foundation (in a social media post featuring Bouba) for his future philanthropic projects, which his team and mother are executing in his memory. Proceeds from this Summer's Pop Smoke capsule collection with Palm Angels were recently used to donate over $100,000 to Brooklyn and Canarsie public schools through The Fund for Public Schools, with an additional $50,000 going to the Know Your Rights campaign via efforts from Palm Angels, Victor Victor Foundation and the Shoot For Your Stars Foundation.
Pop Smoke's Shoot For The Stars Aim for the Moon first debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart three months ago upon its release, and hit #1 in the UK in September. Since its release, the album has been in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 for 15 weeks, the #1 Billboard streaming album for nine weeks, the #1 R&B Hip Hop Album for eight weeks, and the #1 Spotify Global Album and topped the charts in Canada, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland.
To date, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon has launched 4 RIAA certified platinum songs in "Mood Swings," "For The Night," "The Woo," and the 2x Platinum "Dior" as well as selling close to 2 million copies. Last week in celebration of Pop Smoke, Lil Wayne jumped on the remix to "Iced Out Audemars," which was a special moment as Pop was a longtime fan and always wanted to collaborate with him. Stay tuned for more news about Pop Smoke soon.
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Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon (Deluxe) Tracklist:
1.Bad Bitch from Tokyo (Intro)
2.Aim For The Moon feat. Quavo
3.For The Night feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby
7.Creature feat. Swae Lee
8.Snitching feat. Quavo & Future
9.Make It Rain feat. Rowdy Rebel
10.The Woo feat. 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch
11.West Coast Shit feat. Tyga & Quavo
12.Enjoy Yourself feat. Karol G
13.Mood Swings feat. Lil Tjay
15.What You Know Bout Love
16.Diana feat. King Combs
17.Got It On Me
18.Tunnel Vision (Outro)
20. Hotel Lobby
21. Showin Off Pt.1 feat. Fivio Foreign
22. Showin Off Pt.2 feat. Fivio Foreign
23. Iced Out Audemars feat. Dafi Woo
24. Woo Year feat. Dread Woo
25. Tsunami feat. Davido
26. Backseat feat. PnB Rock
27. Imperfections (Interlude)
28. She Feelin Nice feat. Jamie Foxx
29. Paranoia feat. Gunna & Young Thug
30. Hello feat. A Boogie wit da Hoodie
31. Be Clearr
32. Yea Yea Remix feat. Queen Naija
33. Diana Remix feat. King Combs & Calboy
34. Enjoy Yourself Remix feat. Burna Boy
About Pop Smoke:
Christened "Brooklyn Rap's Homecoming King" by The New York Times, noted for bringing "a sense of excitement to New York rap that had been absent for years" by Complex, and averaging nearly ten million monthly listeners on Spotify, Pop Smoke carried Brooklyn as the Borough's next icon in the wings. His breakthrough 2019 mixtape Meet The Woo has 280 million streams globally and in a stellar review, Pitchfork claimed, "The Brooklyn rapper makes good on the promise of 'Welcome to the Party' with a debut full of the hardest, dirtiest tracks he can manage." He turned up at the top of 2020 with the Gold certified Meet The Woo 2 and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200. Meanwhile, "Welcome to the Party" went gold, he entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart four times and his breakout single "Dior" achieved 2x platinum status and peaked in the Top Ten on Urban radio. To date, he has amassed more than seven billion streams worldwide and counting.
About Victor Victor Worldwide:
Victor Victor Worldwide (VVW) is a New York-based entertainment company encompassing recorded music, music publishing, artist management and philanthropy.
About Republic Records:
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label's catalogue and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.