New mural goes up in Canarsie, Brooklyn to honour Pop Smoke
A new mural has gone up in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Canarsie honouring the life of Pop Smoke.
The Canarsie-native found quick success after beginning his music career in 2018, and was tragically murdered on Feb. 19 before the release of his first studio album debut. Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon would go on to debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200 after being released posthumously on July 3.
The mural was created by Hattas Public Murals, who posted about the project on Instagram: “[In Progress] We are honored to be painting this powerful memorial for the late Pop Smoke. If you’re in Brooklyn, stop by to see it in progress at 8125 Flatlands Ave. #popsmoke #shootforthestarsaimforthemoon @complex @complexmusic @rapradar @milkmoney @hattaspublicmurals”
Hattas Public Murals had previously created a mural in honour of Kobe Bryant which is located at 19218 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana, California.
According to News 12 Brooklyn, three murals in total are planned for Pop. After his murder in February, they reported on another mural that went up in Canarsie. “After putting up the first mural on 82nd Street and Flatlands Avenue, the plan is to put another one up on 80th Street and Flatlands and then another one at VIP Pro Audio Inc. on Rockaway Parkway and Conklin Avenue.”
In other news related to “The Woo” rapper, the LAPD recently announced that five arrests have been made in connection to his murder.
Click here to stream the new Pop Smoke album.
You can follow @HattasPublicMurals on Instagram.
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