Prior to the release of the new deluxe version, Pop Smoke’s debut album featured 19 songs. Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon featured Future, Swae Lee, Young Thug, DaBaby, Lil Baby, 50 Cent, Roddy Ricch, Quavo, and more.
On July 9, the LAPD announced that it had arrested five people in connection with the February 2020 shooting death of Pop Smoke. Days later, four of the suspects were charged with murder, with two of them facing the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The announcement of Shoot For the Stars Aim for the Moon arrived amid controversy as fan pressure forced Pop Smoke’s team to switch out artwork by Virgil Abloh. Read “Pop Smoke’s Album Cover: The Story Behind the Last-Minute Switch.”