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Pop Smoke Trivia | 80 facts about the American rapper

Pop Smoke Trivia | 80 facts about the American rapper

Pop Smoke was an American rapper. He was fatally shot during a home invasion on February 19th, 2020. Let’s dive into some trivia and facts about his life and career. His full name was Bashar Barakah Jackson He was born on July 20, 1999 He was shot fatally on February 19, 2020) He was known professionally as Pop Smoke He was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter He was considered by many to be the face of Brooklyn drill Born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn Pop Smoke began his musical career in late 2018 after releasing his debut single titled “Mpr (Panic Part 3 Remix)” He often collaborated with UK drill artists and producers These artists and producers employed more minimal and aggressive instrumentation than drill artists from Chicago Pop Smoke rose to fame with the release of his breakout singles “Welcome to the Party” and “Dior” in 2019 Following his rise to fame, Rico Beats introduced Pop Smoke to Steven Victor in April 2019 Victor would later have Pop Smoke sign a recording contract with Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records He released his debut mixtape Meet the Woo in July 2019 His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, was released on February 7, 2020 The mixtape debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 Becoming the rapper’s first top-10 hit in the United States Less than two weeks after the release of the mixtape, Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a home invasion in Los Angeles 50 Cent was the executive-producer of his posthumous debut studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, released on July 3, 2020 The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 All 19 tracks from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100 The album also spawned a string of international top-10 singles Including “For the Night” and “What You Know Bout Love” Bashar Barakah Jackson was born on July 20, 1999, in Brooklyn, New York, to a Panamanian mother, Audrey Jackson, and a Jamaican father, Greg Jackson He had an older brother named Obasi Jackson attended nine different schools while growing up in Canarsie, Brooklyn He played the African drums in his local church as a child Jackson was expelled from eighth grade for bringing a gun to school and spent two years on house arrest after being charged with possessing a weapon Jackson started playing basketball as a point and shooting guard He relocated to Philadelphia to enroll in Rocktop Academy He was later forced to leave after being diagnosed with a heart murmur. Do you want to die?” The woman heard Pop Smoke struggle in the shower and then heard him screaming Pop Smoke ran out of the bathroom and then the woman heard a loud bang and heard Pop Smoke fall to the ground Two other intruders began to kick him Pop Smoke was able to get up and run downstairs, but not before the woman heard him get shot two more times She followed Pop Smoke to sees him on the ground and screams for Michael Durodola to call 911 It was believed the intruders stole Pop Smoke’s gold watch and other jewelry before running away from the house In May 2020, the 15-year-old, the youngest of the four intruders, allegedly admitted killing Pop Smoke over a diamond-studded Rolex during a recorded interview with a cellmate at a juvenile detention center The 15-year-old told the cellmate that Pop Smoke at first complied with them but then tried to fight them and a confrontation broke out in which Pop Smoke was pistol-whipped and shot in the chest three times with a Beretta M9 The intruders allegedly wanted Pop Smoke’s gold watch but only made off with his Rolex, which they sold for only $2,000 Pop Smoke’s parents, Audrey and Greg Jackson shared memories of their son before saying how gun violence took him away from them A notable overseas exponent of the UK drill sound, Pop Smoke’s popularity in New York was such that his songs were played more than some Billboard number one hits throughout 2019 Danny Schwartz wrote in The Ringer that “[Pop Smoke] conquered New York rap and gave the city the kind of readymade and potentially defining star it hadn’t seen in years” Pop Smoke’s work ethic was widely praised by his peers in the music industry Executive producer of his posthumous album 50 Cent revealed Smoke was always “writing what said down” on his telephone, while Quavo added he “felt like [he] was talking to somebody that had been in the game for three years already” Because of Smoke’s strong desire to leave his old lifestyle, he motivated young people of his neighborhood to get away from the streets Producer Rico Beats explained Smoke started “telling kids, don’t go the gang route”, wanting to “be a better person” A few months after his death, his family announced the creation of Shoot for the Stars, a foundation launched by Pop Smoke which aims to help and inspire inner-city youth with a platform that helps to achieve goals amidst living and growing up in difficult circumstances After his death, several murals of him were created in Canarsie Although his lyrics do not generally contend with p

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