Pop Smoke or Bashar Barakah Jackson was an American who was a popular singer, rapper, and songwriter by profession. He is mainly known for his breakout single titled Welcome to the Party in the year 2019.
He was also known for his popular mixtapes like Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2. On 03 July 2020, his album titled Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon was released, to pay a tribute to him after four months of his death.
Pop Smoke Wiki/Biography
Born on 20 July 1999, Pop Smoke’s age was 20 years when he took his last breathe on 19 February 2020. He was brought up and raised in an upper-middle-class Christian family from Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York, United States. He was known to be an American by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion. He completed his primary schooling at nine different schools in Brooklyn, New York.
He was suspended from his school for bringing a gun in school when he was just in the eighth class. After that, he spends two years on house arrest as a punishment for his deed. After that, he moved to Philadelphia and enrolled himself at Rocktop Academy, but later on, he was diagnosed with a heart murmur and forced to leave school. He started playing basketball and turned to street life.
|Bashar Barakah Jackson
|Date of Birth
|20 July 1999
|Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Singer, Rapper, and Songwriter
|Local Private School, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Family, Girlfriend & Relationships
Pop Smoke’s father’s name is Greg Jackson who is a businessman by profession and his mother’s name is Audrey Jackson who is a housewife.
Pop Smoke’s marital status was married. He was just 20 years old when he lost his life, there is no insight on any kind of his past relationships.
Pop Smoke was a smart handsome-looking young boy with a charming and dashing personality. He owned a super-strong physique with an impressive body and a slim muscular body type.
He was 5 feet and 10 inches in height and his body weight was around 68 Kg. He had beautiful black color long and shiny hair and also had blistering dark brown color beautiful and mesmerizing eyes.
Pop Smoke started his career as a singer and rapper in the year 2018. He went to a Brooklyn recording studio along with popular rapper Jay Gwuapo but his fellow mate falls asleep as he was high on drugs and at that time Pop tried rapping for the first time and used the beat from 808Melo’s YouTube channel to record his first single titled Mpr.
In the year 2019, he was signed by Victor Victor Worldwide of Universal Music and after some time he released his debut breakout single Welcome to the Party. Later on, two remixes of this song were also released starring Nicki Minaj and Skepta.
In the year 2020, he released a mixtape titled Meet the Woo 2 which broke many records in the American music industry. After five days of its release, a deluxe version was released with three additional songs.
In the year 2020, he released his debut album titled Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon which also gained huge popularity. There were many popular artists featured in the song of this album titled Make It Rain like Rowdy Rebel and others. Later on, the deluxe edition of this album was released as a tribute to Pop Smoke on his 21st birthday with 15 new additional tracks.
Pop Smoke was landed into a controversy on 17 January 2020, when he was arrested by the authorities at the International Airport when he was returning from a tour. As per the reports, he was accused of stealing a Rolls Royce worth $375,000 from a person in California when he borrowed the car for one day but didn’t return on time.
The car was found from his mother’s home in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn after few days after his arrest. The police officials also tried to question him about Crips, but he refused to answer. He had to post a bond of $250,000 as a punishment and had to agree on the fact that he would stay away from known gang members of Crips.
Pop Smoke took his last breathe on 19 February 2020, when he was shot dead by four hooded men inside the house in Hollywood Hills, California. As per the official statements, four men broke into his house and shot him twice in the chest. After the incident, he was taken to the nearby Medical Center where he was declared dead after a few hours of inspections from doctors.
His remains were buried at Green-Wood Cemetery. After a few days three adult men and two minors were arrested concerning his murder. As per official statements, Pop Smoke’s death was related to his connection to a drug-smuggling-based gang named Crips.
Before his death, Pop Smoke’s net worth is around $2 million. He mainly earned from his music albums and live concerts.
Facts and Information
In an interview, Pop Smoke revealed that during his childhood he used to play African drums in a local church in Brooklyn.
In a very short career in the industry Smoke has gained a huge fan following and even his songs were played more than number 1 hits on Billboard in the year 2019.
He also motivated the young generation in his neighborhood to get away from the streets as he had experienced street life which he wanted to leave and regretted his whole life.