It has been one year since one of the ‘biggest-to-be’ stars has left us. Rapper Pop Smoke was gunned down in Los Angeles on February 19, 2020, at the age of 20. The late rapper had so many projects up his sleeve which is why we are on to the second posthumous album within just a span of one year from his death. “Tell The Vision” is the third track on Pop Smoke’s 2020 album ‘Faith.’
Just five months after Pop Smoke’s death, his debut studio album ‘Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon’ was released in July 2020. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard 200 Chart and a dozen other countries as well. The album also contained some sensational hits such as “The Woo” and “What You Know Bout Love.”
‘Faith’ is the second studio album and the second posthumous album by Pop Smoke, released on July 16, 2021. The album tracklist features collaborations with Kayne West, Pusha T, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Future, Chris Brown, Dua Lipa, Pharrell Williams, Kid Cudi, Quavo, and more.
At the beginning of “Tell The Vision,” we hear a heartfelt message by radio personality Angie Martinez speaking about the death of Pop Smoke. The rapper appeared on her show just a week before his death.
Listen to “Tell The Vision” by Pop Smoke Ft. Kanye West & Pusha T
“Tell The Vision” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Pop Smoke tells his story of coming from poverty to becoming one of the biggest stars in the world. He remembers the days when he wore one set of clothing for an entire week as he couldn’t afford new ones for each day. He recalls eating fifty-cent cakes for lunch as he could not afford better. But how have things turned around for Pop Smoke since! He is enjoying nice steaks at Phillippe’s now. It does not stop there, he boasts about his Rolls Royce Wraith luxury car which can cost anywhere upwards of $150,000.
In Pusha T’s verse, the rapper claims that Pop Smoke is the next big thing in hip-hop. He claims that Tyler, The Creator won the 2021 album of the year with his latest album ‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST,’ but just wait till Pop Smoke’s album drops.
Pusha T also mentions that his new album is in the works and all other rappers should be worried that Pop Smoke and he are dropping music.
The crown is only for the king, they tryna place it on a clown
Pusha T also references Pop Smoke’s hit track “The Woo” from 2020.
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