Pop Smoke is confirmed dead at the age of 20.
Pop was best known as a American rapper ("Welcome to the Party").
RT @JonDaSimp: You can not say Pop.... and forget the Smoke πŸ˜“
RT @HipHopSince1987: #BREAKING: According to #TMZ Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in what appears to be a home invasion robbery in…
RIP pop smoke smh
RT @CapoMaj: Naaaah not pop smoke😫, 2020 what’s going on man
RT @taykeith: Damn rip pop smoke
RT @russdiemon: RIP Pop Smoke. This shit is gettin outta hand man fr smh
Damn on who they killed pop smoke. It’s like people was JUST finding out who he was πŸ₯Ί that’s so sad.
RT @prxsperityy: rest easy Pop Smoke πŸ₯Ί
RT @anesb_6: Screaming R.I.P to all my fallen soldiers. I’ve never fw a rapper so quickly before, Pop Smoke was finally getting…
RT @russdiemon: RIP Pop Smoke. This shit is gettin outta hand man fr smh
RIP Pop Smoke. The number of violent deaths and murders lately seem to be less of a trend and more so just the dire…
woah what the fuck. rest easy pop smoke
RT @Akademiks: RIP Pop Smoke. 😒
Niggas still do home invasions? Dudes must be broke broke smh rest up pop smoke.
RT @RollingLoud: R.I.P. POP SMOKE πŸ™
RT @jackharlow: RIP Pop Smoke
RIP POP SMOKE πŸ™πŸ»
RT @DreadNaj: didn’t really get a chance to really listen to pop smoke music like that but this shit getting out of hand
RT @TMZ: #BREAKING: Rapper Pop Smoke shot and killed in what appears to be a home invasion robbery
rip pop smoke 😧
Pop Smoke
Birth nameBashar Barakah Jackson[1]
Born(1999-07-20)July 20, 1999[2]
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 19, 2020(2020-02-19) (aged 20)
Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
Years active2018–2020
Labels
Associated acts
Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper and songwriter. He was signed to Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records. In April 2019, he released the song "Welcome to the Party", the lead single of his debut mixtape Meet the Woo, which was released in July 2019. "Welcome to the Party" was made into two remixes featuring Nicki Minaj and Skepta in August 2019. In October 2019, he featured American rapper Lil Tjay on his single "War". In December 2019, he featured American rapper Calboy on his single "100k on a Coupe" and also collaborated with American rapper Travis Scott a few weeks later on the song, "Gatti", from Scott and his Cactus Jack members' compilation album, JackBoys (2019). In February 2020, he released his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2, containing features from Quavo, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Legal issues
3 Death
4 Discography
4.1 Mixtapes
4.2 Singles
4.2.1 As lead artist
4.2.2 As featured artist
4.3 Other charted songs
4.4 Guest appearances
5 Notes
6 References
Biography
Bashar Barakah Jackson was born on July 20, 1999, in Brooklyn, New York, to a Jamaican mother and a Panamanian father. He got into music in 2018 while hanging around other recording artists during their studio sessions. He initially began by remixing popular songs within the New York City drill music scene, before embarking on creating original music which catapulted him to fame. In a Genius interview, he stated that his artist name of Pop Smoke is a combination of Papa (a nickname given to him by his Panamanian grandmother) and Smoke Oh Guap (a nickname given to him by childhood friends).
In April 2019, he released his breakout single, "Welcome to the Party", the lead single of his debut mixtape, Meet the Woo (2019). The song was later remixed, featuring Nicki Minaj and Skepta in August 2019. Other well-known songs of his include: "Mpr", "Flexin" and "Dior". Since the popularity of "Welcome to the Party", he has collaborated with other popular artists on singles such as: "War" featuring Lil Tjay, "100k on a Coupe" featuring Calboy. In December, Pop was featured on "Gatti" with JackBoys and Travis Scott in, which was featured on the JackBoys (2019) album by Scott and his Cactus Jack members.
In February 2020, Pop Smoke released his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2 with features from Quavo, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay. The following week of its release, a deluxe edition was released featuring three new songs including: "Wolves" with Nav, Dior (Remix) with Gunna and "Like Me" with PnB Rock.
Legal issues
On January 17, 2020, Jackson was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on a charge of transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines. The vehicle was a Rolls-Royce Wraith, whose owner had reported stolen after Smoke had reportedly borrowed it in California for a music video shoot on the condition it would be returned the next day. The car was recovered by authorities outside of the house of Jackson's mother in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn, and contained Alabama license plates and tinted windows. Jackson pleaded not guilty, and was released on $250,000 bail on the same day.
Death
Jackson died at age 20 on February 19, 2020, after being fatally shot during an invasion of his home in Hollywood Hills, California. The suspects, who fled the scene on foot, have yet to be identified.
Discography
Mixtapes
List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title
Details
Peak chart positions
US
CAN
FRA
IRE
SWI
UK
Meet the Woo
Released: July 26, 2019
Label: Victor Victor, Republic
Formats: Digital download, streaming
187
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Meet the Woo 2
Released: February 7, 2020February 12, 2020 (deluxe)
Label: Victor Victor, Republic
Formats: Digital download, streaming
7
9
70
46
43
22
Singles
As lead artist
List of charted songs, showing year released and album name
Title
Year
Peak chart positions
Album
USBub.
USR&B/HH
"Welcome to the Party"(solo or featuring Nicki Minaj or Skepta)
2019
5
48
Meet the Woo
"MPR"
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Non-album singles
"Flexin'"
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"War"(featuring Lil Tjay)
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Meet the Woo 2
"Fire in the Booth, Pt. 1"(with Charlie Sloth)
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"Drive the Boat"
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Non-album singles
"100k on a Coupe"(featuring Calboy)
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"Christopher Walking"
2020
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Meet the Woo 2
"Dior"
1
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Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2
As featured artist
List of charted songs, showing year released and album name
Title
Year
Peak chart positions
Album
NZHot
"50k"(Trap Manny featuring Pop Smoke)
2019
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Non-album singles
"Mary Jane"(Guido Dos Santos featuring Pop Smoke and Lil Tjay)
2020
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"Slide (Remix)"(H.E.R. featuring Pop Smoke, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Chris Brown)
32
Other charted songs
List of charted songs, showing year released and album name
Title
Year
Peak chart positions
Album
US
CAN
NZHot
UK
"Gatti"(with JackBoys and Travis Scott)
2019
69
61
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JackBoys
"Shake the Room"(featuring Quavo)
2020
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30
90
Meet the Woo 2
Guest appearances
List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title
Year
Other artist(s)
Album
"Gatti"
2019
JackBoys, Travis Scott
JackBoys
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