Here we go again. Social media will not let Virgil Abloh catch a break, and this time it’s about Pop Smoke’s album cover. As we speak, some of the late rapper’s fans are assembling online to burn Abloh’s artistic credentials in the name of cover art.
There are gatherings on Twitter and Instagram calling for a redo and for 50 Cent to come in and save the day. So, what’s going on?
Pop Smoke at Paris Fashion Week | Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images; Virgil Abloh | Dominique Charriau/WireImage/Getty ImagesPop Smoke album drops on July 3
Pop Smoke was murdered during a home invasion back in February at just 20 years old. Considered a rising star in the rap game, the New Yorker was co-signed by 50 Cent and was in the middle of working on his debut album at the time of his death.
50 Cent decided to pick up the mantle and assist in completing the project, and the posthumous Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon will be released on July 3.
Fans are hungry to hear music from Pop Smoke as well as features from 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch. Since he volunteered to executive produce the album, people have been looking to Fif for periodic updates about it. Stakes are kind of high.
Virgil Abloh tapped for Pop Smoke cover art but…
Abloh was put in charge of the cover art of Pop Smoke’s debut album, and unconfirmed rumor has it that he wanted Abloh on the job.
Abloh is known for his connection to Kanye West and playing a major role on his creative team. He struck out on his own to launch his own luxury brand, Off-White, after spending years designing streetwear.
He’s partnered with companies such as Nike and works with Louis Vuitton. In May, social media users roasted him about a $50 donation to protesters, and now it’s happening again.
Why? Abloh shared his design for Pop Smoke’s album cover,
and not many fans are digging it. People are calling it a failure, disrespectful,
trash, and other colorful adjectives that can’t be written here in their
Here you go:
our last conversation brought to life, rest easy POP Smoke ~ every Rose has its thorns… even the one from the concrete in Canarsie… pic.twitter.com/FKDXc8QUNR
— virgil abloh (@virgilabloh) June 30, 2020What fans are saying about Abloh’s art
There is a mixture of jokes …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet