"Pop Smoke - Shoot for the stars, Aim for the moon - Lunar" Original Canvas Wall Art by Ikonick
Portions of proceeds will go directly to Shoot For The Stars Foundation.
Ambition is everything.
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.
Pop Smoke's legacy was cut short far too soon. But what he did in his tragically brief two years in the rap game made more of an impact than anyone could have seen coming. He created a new style of music and mastered it. The result of a voice that commanded attention and an artist with something to say. The perfect combination.
The public reception reflected the quality of the songs. Fans loved it. It was all the proof he needed to confirm what he already knew: That he was going to be the best rapper who ever lived.
And the hits kept coming. "Welcome to the Party," "Dior," "Christopher Walking," "Invisible." The production, the rhyme schemes, the vocal rhythm, and that signature smoke-drenched tone of his voice. They were all potent ingredients, but together he made them into something bigger than the sum of its parts.
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 music. 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.
"Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – Lunar" original canvas wall art from IKONICK is the mark of a man who got the most out of life. Pop Smoke had the kind of ambition that has no limit. Hang this piece where you'll read the words daily, and adopt his mentality. You can always make your life better. Shoot for the Stars. Aim for the moon.
R.I.P. Pop Smoke.