What You Know Bout Love

Album: Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon (2020)
Charted: 4 9
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Here, the late Pop Smoke reflects on his heartfelt love for his romantic interest.

    Look, baby, I said I ain't gon' front
    You got my heart beating so fast to words I can't pronounce
    And I be getting the chills every time I feel your touch


    It's likely Pop smoke is rapping about Yummy Yellow, who was his girlfriend at the time of his death. A model with a large social media presence (her Instagram site has over 120,000 followers) Yummy Yellow also runs a kids boutique and has a daughter Aaliyah from a prior relationship. She and Pop kept their romance private, and he never name-checked her in his rhymes.
  • "What You Know Bout Love" first leaked to the internet in late February 2020 shortly after the murder of Pop Smoke. The rapper's estate later included it on his posthumous Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon album. The song began climbing the charts after going viral on Tik Tok.
  • Pop Smoke wrote the song with the help of the Boston, Massachusetts producer Tashim Zen, aka IamTash. This is the beatmaker's first placement with a major artist.
  • The song prominently samples Ginuwine's 2001 R&B hit "Differences" throughout.
  • The Oliver Cannon-directed video features footage of Pop Smoke recording the track and mixing with friends and family, plus TikToks from fans performing the song's dance challenge.

    Lyrical Lemonade's Oliver Cannon also filmed Pop Smoke's "Aim For The Moon" clip.

Comments: 1

  • Wby from SomewhereIt's not about yummy yellow this song is old they said they didn't want to use it for the album bc it was so good this song bout one of his ex's likely binchinx
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Adam Young of Owl City

Adam Young of Owl CitySongwriter Interviews

Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.

George Clinton

George ClintonSongwriter Interviews

When you free your mind, your ass may follow, but you have to make sure someone else doesn't program it while it's wide open.

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And HellSongwriter Interviews

Guitarist Tony Iommi on the "Iron Man" riff, the definitive Black Sabbath song, and how Ozzy and Dio compared as songwriters.

Chris Frantz of Talking Heads

Chris Frantz of Talking HeadsSongwriter Interviews

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz on where the term "new wave" originated, the story of "Naive Melody," and why they never recorded another cover song after "Take Me To The River."

Chris Fehn of Slipknot

Chris Fehn of SlipknotSongwriter Interviews

A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse Pop

He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss): A History Of Abuse PopSong Writing

Songs that seem to glorify violence against women are often misinterpreted - but not always.