“Tunnel Vision” by Pop Smoke
Tunnel vision, when used metaphorically, fundamentally alludes to the idea of an individual being so focused on a particular goal that he disregards all else. And apparently what Pop Smoke is saying in this song is that he is strictly focused on dealing with opps and making money. But it is really the latter which he has been most dedicated to, even back in the days when he was restricted to a street-based lifestyle (i.e. selling drugs). So now that he has become part of the music industry, he is going all out to leave his mark.
Apparently, Smoke ended up achieving just that despite dying at the premature age of 20.
Facts about “Tunnel Vision”
This track was produced by 808Melo, C. Hackney and Nagra. And the latter two producers are also credited as co-writers of “Tunnel Vision” alongside the late Pop Smoke (1999-2020).
“Tunnel Vision” is part of Smoke’s maiden-studio project which goes by the title “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”. The project was released approximately five months after the rapper was murdered. Moreover it is the last original track on the playlist of the album and serves as its outro.
Smoke’s management didn’t release “Tunnel Vision” as a single. It therefore came out together with its album on July 3rd, 2020.
It is approximately 2 minutes and 13 seconds in length. The producers did not use any samples during its creation. As a matter of fact, only a couple of songs from the album make use of samples. One such song is “Got It on Me“, which samples a 50 Cent hit song titled “Many Men“.