New York rapper 50 Cent is determined to come through for the Pop Smoke legacy. The hip-hop veteran has stepped up to react to designer Virgil Abloh‘s ill-received new artwork for the Brooklyn rapper and share some potential new cover art.
50 x Virgil
Fifty went to his social media pages Monday and didn’t hold back on keeping things 100 with Abloh. 50 said the fans had spoke and demanded new artwork.
“Hey Virgil we need new album art, they ain’t going for this bullsh*t. Love ya work let’s get to it. 🤔Steven i told you this sh*t was 😡eww let’s get it right! #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Twitter
“👀This MF steven gave this fool da POP SMOKE cover, he look like he in the dunk in place. this sh*t look like the get out movie.😠😡 I want answers steven call my f*cking phone. 😤 #bransoncognac#lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Instagram
50 proceeded to share a bunch of new potential Pop Smoke cover art. He lit up his Instagram page and asked fans to rate the new covers.
“rate this 1 to 10 what you think? #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
This week, a social media post emerged sharing Abloh’s viewpoint of piecing together Pop’s artwork. Virgil credited the imagery for what Pop Smoke imagined his album cover looking like.
“the last conversation I had with @realpopsmoke was about what we were gonna do in the future. This album cover was one of like 5 things we talked about. He mentioned his story felt like the metaphor of a rose and thorns growing from concrete of his hood in Canarsie, Brooklyn. In your memory I just finished it yesterday. As evident of the whole idea, the t-shirt insinuates it’s mandatory we put an end to this cycle of violence that plagues us, we need to shoot for the moon and aim for the stars. As heavy as it is we are celebrating your life the whole way thru. Rest In Peace young one.” -Virgil Abloh’s Instagram
Before You Go
Last night, music executive Steven Victor shared the project’s artwork. He also credited Virgil’s signature touch for piecing it together.
“you were always shootings for the stars and aiming for the moon. everything we talked about is happening, the only thing is you’re not here in the flesh to see it all come together. you wanted Virgil to design your album cover and lead creative.. Virgil designed the album cover and led creative.. we love you and miss you more and more each day ❤️” -Steven Victor’s Instagram