There are 21 featured artists on Pop Smoke's latest posthumous release, 'Faith,' a number that's far greater than any of the projects he put out while alive.
In fact, a resurfaced interview clip is making fans wonder whether Pop would've approved this highly collaborative structure.
Days before Pop was killed during a home invasion in Los Angeles, the 20-year-old rapper did an interview with Apple Music's Nadeska to discuss, among other things, his mixtape, 'Meet The Woo 2.'
Speaking on artists beyond Lil Tjay and a few others, Pop declared, "I don't f*** with n****s. If you notice why I don't do songs with n****s. My tape ain't have nobody on it 'cause I don't f*** with n****s. I don't like n****s. I don't wanna like n****s. I'm not into them."
Pop explained he didn't like working with many others since he felt they would often become "envious." The standard edition of 'Meet The Woo 2,' the last release Pop was here to see, only has 4 total features, including Lil Tjay, A Boogie, Fivio Foreign and Quavo.
Lil Tjay and Quavo appear on each of Pop's posthumous albums as well. Just last month, the latter talked to NME about their unique relationship and future plans. "We developed a good bond. We were meant to do an album together called 'Huncho and The Woo.'"
Despite some of the backlash surrounding 'Faith,' fans are still flocking to the 20-song collection to enjoy Pop's final material, as it's expected to sell 120,000 units this opening week.
Two standout tracks helping to drive attention are "Brush Em" and "Coupe."