By Thando Kanye
Afro-beat stars Davido and Burna Boy are expected to feature in slain Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke’s album which is expected to be released this Friday.
Pop Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, was murdered during a home invasion in Los Angeles on Feb. 19, with the motive still unclear if it was a random robbery or a targeted crime.
Pop’s death sent shockwaves in the hip-hop community, as major artists such as Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Ludacris, and more mourned the loss of a young man and artist who had star potential.
Burna Boy, whose collabo with Pop Smoke already leaked, is expected to be joined by fellow Nigerian superstar Davido on the album.
A music page, using the handle @MusicRature on Twitter, the two would be Africa’s sole representatives on the album.
“Davido and Burna Boy will represent Africa on the Pop Smoke album. @davido announced it on Twitter a few months ago and a song by @POPSMOKE10 and @burnaboy has leaked. See you on Friday for this long-awaited album from the rapper, may he rest in peace.”
The May tweet where Davido wrote, “OBO X @realpopsmoke June 12” has been taken as confirmation that he would indeed feature in one of the most anticipated posthumous albums in recent years.