"Pop Smoke - Shoot for the stars, Aim for the moon - Graffiti" Original Canvas Wall Art by Ikonick
Not everyone is cut out to leave their mark. It takes the audacious vision that you are destined to leave a legacy, and an untiring work ethic to make those ambitions a reality.
Pop Smoke left his mark on the rap game like no one else. His music is saturated with a unique street-influenced Brooklyn energy. From the raw subject matter to his flawless rhythmic delivery, each track is like a tag—it’s a mark of where he was: At the top of the game, and only getting better.
"Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – Graffiti" original canvas wall artwork from IKONICK is a tribute to a legacy cut short far too soon. Pop Smoke's unmatched drive took him from the streets to becoming world renowned. Adopt that mentality. Ambition is everything.
You don't go from relative obscurity to the King of New York in just two years without a crazy work ethic. And Pop Smoke's was one-of-a-kind. He put all of himself into his work. 16-hour days. Multiple overnights in a row. Shows. Recording sessions. It was his whole life. That dedication fueled one of the fastest rises in hip-hop.
With a constant desire to evolve his sound and ambitions that went beyond music, there's no limit to how high Pop Smoke could've gone. His distinct sound, style, and energy would have been gold in any form.
What can you say about someone who mastered their art in only two years—someone who went from not being able to get a passport, to flying to Paris Fashion Week and shooting a music video with Vigil Abloh—someone who went from a life earned on the streets, to standing on stage in front of thousands of people singing his lyrics at a show?
You could say he shot for the stars.
R.I.P. Pop Smoke.