Virgil Abloh Responds To Critics Of Pop Smoke’s Album Art
Virgil Abloh Pop Smoke: Virgil Abloh has finally responded to criticisms of his cover art for Pop Smoke’s posthumous album. The Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon album will drop on Friday, July 3rd. This is after being delayed due to the Black Lives Matter protests.
Anyway, the cover art designed by Virgil Aboh was shared by Pop Smoke’s manager on Instagram and the fans were not here for it at all.
This led to the cover art being recalled. However, Virgil, who is the head designer for Louis Vuitton and creator of the Off-White brand came out to explain the inspiration behind the design.
Apparently, it seems he had good intentions after all.
“The last conversation I had with @realpopsmoke was about what we were gonna do in the future. This album cover was one of like 5 things we talked about,” Virgil said. “He mentioned his story felt like the metaphor of a rose & thorns growing from the concrete of his hood in Canarsie, Brooklyn. In your memory, I just finished it yesterday.”
The grouse fans had with the cover was that it was lazy and some termed it disrespectful. However, while it looks like not much thought was given to the idea, it’s apparent that it’s what Pop Smoke would have wanted.
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