Bashar Barakah Jackson popularly known as Pop Smoke (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), was an American rapper and songwriter.
He was signed to Victor Victor Worldwide & Republic Records. His debut mixtape, Welcome to the Woo, was released commercially on July 26, 2019.
The tape is available on all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and Tidal. In addition to “Meet the Woo” and “Welcome to the Party”, the tape includes tracks like “Dior”, “Scenario” and “Hawk Em.” The project was produced entirely by 808Melo and his Trap House Mob.
Prior to his own rap career, Pop Smoke would hit up the studio with local acts like Jay Gwuapo. It was only natural that he would figure out a way to get some bars in. His first track “MPR” (Money, Power, Respect) arrived in December 2018. MPR is a remix of “Panic, Pt. 3”, originally by Sheff G, Sleepy Hallow and Fresh G.
The accompanying visual has 4+ million views on YouTube. It was shot by V.Lens. Pop Smoke kicked off 2019 with his next track “Flexing.” He followed up with “Meet the Woo” in April 2019. The latter was produced by 808Melo. The supporting music video was shot and directed GoddyGoddy. It has 6.5+ million views.
In May 2019, Pop Smoke dropped his hit track “Welcome to the Party”, also produced by 808Melo. He made the song in 30 minutes at his crib in Brooklyn. It attracted more than 10 million hits across SoundCloud and YouTube in under 2 months.
Welcome to the Party has already sparked 2 official remixes. The first featured Nicki Minaj and YG. Rapper Rico Nasty premiered her “NastyMix” version via her YouTube channel. In July 2019, Pop Smoke performed alongside Pusha T at the Best Day Ever festival in Coney Island, Brooklyn. He’s also performed at such venues as the Amazura nightclub in Queens, New York.
Pop Smoke (Bashar Barakah Jackson) died at age 20 on February 19, 2020, after being fatally shot during an invasion of his home in Hollywood Hills, California.
Pop Smoke net worth was estimated to be around $480,000, according to Rappers Money.
Real Name: Bashar Barakah Jackson
Birthday: July 20, 1999
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Net Worth: $480,000
Death: February 19, 2020
Cause of Death: Murder/Shot and Killed
Place of Death: Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.