This past weekend, fans were able to check out Pop Smoke’s second posthumous release Faith, which sees 20 tracks with additional features from Kanye West, Pusha T, Rick Ross, The-Dream, 21 Savage, 42 Dugg, Quavo, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Kodak Black, and more. Following a visual for the Future-assisted “Mr. Jones” comes another for the Rico Beats-assisted “Coupe,” which sees Pop Smoke’s boastful-yet-very eerie bars in full effect:
“Yeezy the boot, fashion, all this grass, it look good in this fashion, point him out and I’m attackin’, beat him down then I drag him, Big Nappy Blue, burner, wrap that boy up in the curtains, brodie got one thing for sure, but papi got two things for certain, I got guns in the shack, I got guns in the back, don’t run in my crib, look...”
Directed by JL Shot That, the accompanying clip for “Coupe” sees a celebration for Pop Smoke taking place in his hometown of Canarsie, Brooklyn, where viewers can see graffiti tributes of the slain rapper all over. Mainly centered at a basketball court, crowds of people — including Pop’s mother and peers like Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel, and Rah Swish — are seen partying to the music. High end cars are heavy throughout — a white Rolls Royce Cullinan with “Faith” emblazoned on its side sits in the midst of the gathering, while a convoy of McLarens, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and even bikes make their way through the streets near the end. An incredible display for an incredible individual gone too soon.
Last year, Victor Victor and Republic Records liberated Pop Smoke’s official debut LP Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon, another star-studded effort that — including its deluxe edition — saw contributions from the likes of Lil Baby, DaBaby, Swae Lee, Tyga, Davido, PnB Rock, Lil Tjay, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Gunna, Young Thug, and Fivio Foreign over 34 songs. The project also gave Pop his first number one, a bittersweet achievement given that it all took place post-transition.
Press play on “Coupe” below.