As per the reports of the TMZ, Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed Wednesday morning in an apparent home invasion robbery. With the heavy heart, we are compelled to write about the death of the famous rapper who was just 20 years old.
Police say that at about 4.30 am two people with masks and caps broke into the Hollywood Hills house of the rapper, firing numerous shots and fleeing. Pop Smoke was rushed to the medical center in Cedars-Sinai, where he was declared dead. As per the reports, the suspects were not identified and it is still unclear whether the rapper knows them.
On the other hand, his fans and followers still can’t believe the death of the rising rapper, Pop Smith. The Internet is flooding with a lot of questions such as did Pop Smoke Die? How Did Pop Smoke Die? Well, if you are one of those, we have complete details about the death of “Welcome to the Party” song creator, Pop Smith. Stay tuned with us until the end.
Pop Smoke Death: Details
On 19 February 2020, Pop Smoke was shot dead at the age of 20 when he was at home in Hollywood Hills, California. Moreover, a third-party firm rented the building, and it belongs to Edwin Arroyave and his wife Teddi Mellencamp, one of the stars of Beverly Hills’ Real Housewives.
According to police, before 5 a.m. on February 19, a group of people came into the house; one was armed with a handgun. Reportedly, Police got the shooting call from an East Coast caller and immediately reached the scene. Additionally, Pop Smoke was identified with gunshot injuries and had been taken to the hospital where he died.
“Welcome to the Party” Opened up his ways for other projects
The late rapper, Pop Smoke was born as a Bashar Barakah Jackson on July 20, 1999. Apart from being a rapper, he was also a songwriter. Additionally, he was reaching the height after the release of his song “Welcome to the Party” in April 2019.
In particular, the song was the lead single off his debut mixtape “Meet the Woo”, which was released in July 2019. Later the song was again remixed that featured Nicki Minaj and Skepta in August 2019. Moreover, the remix reached No. 5 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
The song “Welcome to the Party” opened the ways for the rapper as he got an opportunity to collaborate with some of the famous artists such as A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown. Particularly, he was involved in the remix of H.E.R.’s “Slide,” and Travis Scott on “Gatti,” off the rapper’s Jackboys compilation with those superstars.
Just before the few days of his murder on February 19, 2020, he released his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2 that featured renowned artists such as Quavo, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay. Furthermore, he was on the cusp of mainstream stardom as his Meet the Woo, V. 2 album reached at No. 7 on February 3rd week’s Billboard 200 chart which as a massive improvement compared to his past project.
Is Pop Smoke Death Related to his past Controversy?
As per the reports, there isn’t any relationship dragged between Pop Smoke death and his controversy back on January 17, 2020. Jackson had been arrested on suspicion of moving a stolen vehicle over state lines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The car was a Rolls-Royce Wraith, whose owner claimed it was stolen after Jackson’s supposed loan for a music video shot in California on the condition that it would be returned the next morning. The vehicle was recovered at Jackson’s mother’s house by authorities in Brooklyn’s Canarsie district with tinted windows and Alabama license plates. However, Jackson pleaded not guilty and was released on the same day with a $250,000 fine.
Some of the Pop Smoke’s Popular Songs and Mixtapes
- Meet the Woo- Released on July 26, 2019
- Meet the Woo 2- Released on February 7, 2020
- Welcome to the Party
- War, featuring Lil Tjay
- Fire in the Booth, Pt. 1 with Charlie Sloth
- Drive the Boat
- 100k on a Coupe, featuring Calboy
- Christopher Walking
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