In a posthumous banger featuring Ye and Pusha T, Pop Smoke heralds the success that ultimately led to his early and tragic demise. Serving as another reminder of the talented and gifted artist that was laid to rest far too soon, “Tell the Vision” goes so hard it’s sure to echo into the afterlife. The initial offering from Pop’s second album after his passing sets a tone for an album that proves he was ready to pop off, and we were only getting started with The Smoke Show.
“Tell the Vision” contrasts the early struggles and the recent success of the Brooklyn rapper and community advocate. From 50 Cent cakes to Felippe’s. He certainly made it. His Mama should be proud. To say Kanye shows up and does Kanye things sounds disrespectful, but there is nothing I want him to do more than his thing, and he does. The beat is hard and carries the essence of Pop Smoke perfectly.
This track slaps in the car just as hard as it would in the gym or the club. While his lyrical presence on the track is brief, his contributions are real and appreciated. Pusha T drops a verse hot enough to sear the beef he has with a certain Creator who took home some serious hardware this year. After all these years in the game, Pusha T still delivers some of the slickest lines on any feature he graces an album with.
Gearing up for his album release later this year, “Tell the Vision” serves as a reminder of what’s to come as well as what we’ve lost. “Tell the Vision” might be the first single off the recently released Faith album from Pop Smoke, but it is certainly not the last track from this album that will land on several playlists in my library.
Although Pop Smoke is no longer with us on this plane, his legacy has just become even more solidified as Faith reminds us of the talent and soul we were only able to experience briefly. Check out the new single below and keep it locked with The Culture Curators for all the best in new music coming soon. Rest in peace, Pop Smoke.