Pop Smoke’s Album Cover Art by Virgil Abloh Skewered, Will be Changed


Pop Smoke’s fans have spoken — loudly and clearly — the cover art designed by Virgil Abloh for the rapper’s posthumous album is trash … so a change is coming.

Pop’s highly anticipated album, « Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon » is set to release July 3, but when the cover art was revealed Monday … it was widely ridiculed and roasted, and fans immediately demanded a do-over.

Among the most common complaints about the cover … the lazy Photoshop job, along with using a photo of Smoke that’s the first one that comes up on Google images.

In his defense, when Abloh posted the artwork he said he’d just finished it and explained … « this album cover was one of like 5 things we talked about. he mentioned his story felt like the metaphor of a rose & thorns growing from concrete of his hood in Canarsie, Brooklyn. »

Hey Virgil we need new album art, they ain’t going for this bullshit. Love ya work let’s get to it. 🤔Steven i told you this shit was 😡eww let’s get it right! #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/mE24CtErto

Fans weren’t buying it though. Even 50 Cent — a mentor to the late hip-hop star — called out Abloh.

Fif tweeted … « Hey Virgil we need new album art, they ain’t going for this bulls**t. Love ya work let’s get to it. Steven i told you this s**t was eww let’s get it right! »

That Steven is Pop’s manager, Steven Victor, who’s already made it clear that Abloh’s art will be redone before the album is released.

Victor says Pop — who was on the rise when he was fatally shot in February in a home invasion — would listen to his fans and make a change … so that’s what they’re going to do.

It’s unclear if Abloh will get another crack at it or if the cover art will be done by someone else, but ya gotta think … anything new will be an improvement.

SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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