Pop Smoke’s Family Announces Shoot for the Stars Foundation

In honor of the late rapper.

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Pop Smoke‘s family has announced details about a non-profit foundation named in honor of the late rapper. Called Shoot for the Stars, half the title of the rapper’s upcoming posthumous album, the organization will focus on helping and “inspiring inner-city youth.”

Shoot for the Stars was founded by Pop just before his death. He set out to establish a platform that helps youth achieve their goals amidst living and growing up in difficult circumstances — his family will be continuing the rapper’s philanthropic vision. According to Pop Smoke’s mother Ms. Jackson, “the foundation is meant to inspire inner-city youth to do just what the name states, ‘shoot for the stars,’ and help urban youth everywhere turn their pain into champagne by making their dreams a reality.” She explained how Pop saw the need to extend help after traveling around the city and seeing how “the technology he had access to during his school years was not the norm for urban schools.” Ms. Jackson added, “it was great fun brainstorming and planning [Shoot for the Stars] with him. I am looking forward to working with the team he put together before he was so tragically taken from us.”

In case you missed it, check out Pop Smoke’s posthumous track “Make It Rain” with accompanying 3D visuals.

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