Brooklyn based rapper Pop Smoke was murdered during a home invasion while in Hollywood Hills Calif back in February.
Though gone too soon, anyone who listened to Pop Smoke knew of his musical talents. For hip-hop icon 50 Cent, he was more impressed with Pop Smoke’s willingness to learn.
50 took to IG to open up about a meeting he had with Pop. 50 said he was first annoyed with Pop because his eyes and fingers weren’t focused on him during the meeting, so he assumed Pop wasn’t paying attention.
“I get up because I’m trying to see what the fuck he’s doing in his phone. I swear to god, the nigga was writing down everything I was saying,” he said. “There’s a difference between a nigga copying you. He never copied one fucking thing from me. He just looked at it, saw what was good in it. It influenced him, and he did his own thing with it. I fell in love with the nigga right then.”
Pop Smoke dropped his debut mixtape’ Meet The Woo’ in July of 2019, and the follow up’ Meet The Woo 2′ in February 2020, days before his untimely death.
During the IG live, 50 also opened up about executive producing Pop’s posthumous album. Although the album doesn’t have an official release date, 50 believes that fans who love his old songs like “PTSD” will be happy with the new album.
” He told me he wanted to take his mother to an award show. I just want to make that part real,” 50 said, reminiscing.” I just want to make this big for him.”