“44 Bulldog” by Pop Smoke
“44 Bulldog” is a song in which Pop Smoke – who by the way died from gun violence even before this track was released – is basically bragging about shooting people. And not only does he have the “44 Bulldog” – which is the slang term for a particular type of gun – but he also has “apes”, i.e. killers, “on the payroll”. And outside of boasting about their willingness to bust shots, he also uses the opportunity to give a shoutout to a couple of his homies who are at the time imprisoned.
Summary: All in all, this song finds Smoke boasting about living a very dangerous life. A kind of life in which he perpetrates gun violence.
Facts about “44 Bulldog”
Pop Smoke is credited with writing this song in conjunction with its producers, MobzBeatz and MoraBeats. The two latter artists are primarily known for being Smoke’s regular collaborators.
This track was released in July 2020 as part of the project “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”. Said project holds the distinction of being Smoke’s very first posthumous album. Despite the fact that it came out after his death, this also marks his first studio album, as he was murdered very early in his career. Actually his career in the music industry only lasted for just two years. He was murdered at the age of 20 in early 2020.
“44 Bulldog” contains not even a single sample. Actually only two songs from the entire posthumous project in question contain samples. And these songs are: “Something Special” and “Got It On Me“. The latter uses samples from 50 Cent’s 2003 hit “Many Men (Wish Death)“.