20-year-old Brooklyn drill rapper Jay Gwuapo releases four new tracks including his new single “Black Mask” ft. his friend, the late Pop Smoke. Additional tracks include “Intro,” “Smoke Season Freestyle,” and “Dangerous” all released via From Nothing Records/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. Click HERE to listen.
“Black Mask” ft. Pop Smoke is a special record to the rising rapper as it features one of his best childhood friends, the late Pop Smoke. Gwuapo also shares today the visual which was filmed in New York, and includes old footage of Pop. “Black Mask” is the only time the two had collaborated, but Pop credited Jay for encouraging him to pursue a career in rap. Click HERE to watch the interview clip with DJ Whoo Kid.
On the release Gwuapo says: “I started this song last year in Miami with Cool & Dre and when I got back to NY I sent it to my brother Pop and he sent it right back. We were supposed to shoot the ‘Black Mask’ video in LA when he passed. I miss my bro, but I’m happy this song and video are out now. Forever Pop the smoke will never clear.”
These four tracks honor and pay tribute to Pop as well as KJ Balla, who was a frequent collaborator, labelmate and friend of Gwuapo that was tragically killed earlier this year. Following a difficult year of loss, Gwuapo has been connecting with fans through his music releases on his SoundCloud and other platforms and officially returns today with these four new tracks which are available at all service providers.
Listen/watch “Black Mask,” “Intro,” “Smoke Season Freestyle,” “Dangerous,” and keep an eye out for more from Jay Gwuapo coming soon.
Listen to “Intro,” “Smoke Season Freestyle” and “Dangerous”: