A new single titled “AP” from the late drill rap artist Pop Smoke has been released. The song is featured on the Eddie Huang-directed film Boogie and will appear on the film’s upcoming soundtrack. This film, which was produced before his death in February 2020, also marks his acting debut.
In the film, he plays Monk, the basketball rival to the main character Alfred ‘Boogie’ Chin, a Chinese-American high school genius who wishes to play in the NBA, interpreted by Taylor Takahashi. The film is due to arrive in theatres on March 5.
Pop Smoke’s posthumous album came out last summer Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon, followed by an expanded special edition version featuring fifteen previously unreleased tracks, and it became the biggest third biggest album of 2020.
The lyric music video for “AP” shows footage from the movie featuring the rapper as well as animation of behind-the-scenes photos. As always, the track is gangster but danceable, his deep voice is captivating, with lyrics such as “AP, Spicy / I bust a check in my Nikes. Am I a killa? Might be / Two tone, icy”.
Even though he’s not here with us anymore, his songs will live on, listen to “Up” below