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Pop Smoke

About

Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is 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 with his debut single "MPR (Panic Part 3 Remix)". Pop Smoke rose to fame with the release of his breakout singles "Welcome to the Party" and "Dior" in 2019. He often collaborated with UK drill artists and producers, who employed more minimal and aggressive instrumentation than drill artists from Chicago.

Following his rise to fame, record producer 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, and debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, becoming the rapper's first top-10 project in the United States.

Less than two weeks after the release of the mixtape, Pop Smoke was murdered during a home invasion in Los Angeles. New York rapper 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 and all 19 tracks from the album were charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also spawned a string of international top-10 singles, including "For the Night" (featuring DaBaby and Lil Baby) and "What You Know Bout Love". A year later, Republic Records released Pop Smoke's second studio album, Faith, on July 16, 2021.

Articles

June 22, 2022

Complex Celebrates Cancer Season With Playlist f/ Saweetie, Pop Smoke, Post Malone, and More

With Cancer season now in full swing, Complex has assembled a new playlist featuring Saweetie, Pop Smoke, Post Malone, Vince Staples, and more.

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June 3, 2022

Meet Black Sherif, the Ghanian Rapper Channeling Pop Smoke and 070 Shake

Sherif is in the long line of rappers whose voice cuts deep with percussion

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April 27, 2022

Bobby Shmurda Says He'd Rather Have a Verse From Pop Smoke Instead of Jay-Z

Bobby Shmurda joined DJ Akademiks on his 'Off the Record' podcast and was asked if he'd rather have a feature from Jay-Z or the late Pop Smoke.

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April 18, 2022

6ix9ine Attempts to Explain Him Being 'Caught Lacking' by Comparing It to Late Rappers Like King Von and Pop Smoke

In a new clip from DJ Akademiks’ 'Off the Record'​​​​​​​ podcast, 6ix9ine said that late rappers Pop Smoke, King Von, and Nipsey Hussle were “caught lacking."

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April 1, 2022

I Know NIGO!

The Japanese fashion designer’s passion project is characteristically stylish and star-studded, featuring contributions from Pharrell, Kanye West, Tyler the Creator, and the late Pop Smoke.

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December 9, 2021

French Montana: ‘Get Hip or Get Left With the Dinosaurs’

The rapper on his new album, why New York is the Mecca of hip-hop and almost seeing his friend Pop Smoke the night he died

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October 16, 2021

Man charged with Pop Smoke’s murder says he told shooter not to fire gun

Corey Walker allegedly insisted a flower vase be used as opposed to shooting anyone The post Man charged with Pop Smoke’s murder says he told shooter not to fire gun appeared first on NME.

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October 15, 2021

Man Charged With Murdering Pop Smoke Says He Told Shooter to Use ‘Flower Vase’ Not Gun

Corey Walker allegedly insisted that “if it became necessary for the suspects to defend themselves, they should use a flower vase rather than shoot someone,” according to lawyer

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September 14, 2021

Pop Smoke's Mother Responds to Pop's Gravesite Being Vandalized

Pop's mom speaks out. Continue reading…

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September 12, 2021

Pop Smoke’s gravesite at Brooklyn cemetery vandalised

The rapper was shot and killed in Los Angeles in February 2020 The post Pop Smoke’s gravesite at Brooklyn cemetery vandalised appeared first on NME.

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August 29, 2021

Kanye West Finally Releases New Album Donda: Listen

The Weeknd, Jay Electronica, the Lox, Young Thug, Pop Smoke, Pusha T, and more appear on the long-delayed record

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July 29, 2021

Watch Dua Lipa Get Medieval in Pop Smoke’s ‘Demeanor’ Video

Dua Lipa stars in the newly released music video for Pop Smoke's track, "Demeanor." The pop singer is featured on the song, which debuted on his second posthumously released album, Faith.

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July 29, 2021

Watch the lavish video for Pop Smoke and Dua Lipa’s ‘Demeanor’

"Thank you to Pop’s family for having me on this song" The post Watch the lavish video for Pop Smoke and Dua Lipa’s ‘Demeanor’ appeared first on NME.

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July 29, 2021

New Around the World: Japan’s Belle & Colombia’s Camilo Lead International Debuts

Amid a flurry of new Pop Smoke arrivals, artists from Japan (Belle), Colombia (Camilo) and Austria (Raf Camora) debut on the Billboard global charts.

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July 26, 2021

Kanye West’s New Album Donda Will Be Released August 6, A Rep Confirms

West premiered the album at a livestreamed event in Atlanta. The songs he played featured JAY-Z, Pop Smoke, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, and more.

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July 26, 2021

Pop Smoke's Most Essential Songs You Need to Hear

The smoke will never clear. Continue reading…

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July 26, 2021

Pop Smoke’s posthumous ‘Faith’ album debuts at number one in the US

It's the late rapper's second US number one The post Pop Smoke’s posthumous ‘Faith’ album debuts at number one in the US appeared first on NME.

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July 25, 2021

Pop Smoke's Faith Album Debuts No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Pop posthumously scores his second No. 1. Continue reading…

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July 25, 2021

Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Pop Smoke’s second posthumous album, 'Faith,' debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, garnering the rapper his second leader.

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July 21, 2021

Listen to four new Pop Smoke songs, released to mark his 22nd birthday

"We turning the pain into champagne every day" The post Listen to four new Pop Smoke songs, released to mark his 22nd birthday appeared first on NME.

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July 21, 2021

Karol G Talks Working With Nicki Minaj, Pop Smoke's Debut Album

Read the exclusive interview. Continue reading…

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July 19, 2021

Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ Dilutes its Star’s Intensity with Endless Features

The rapper's second posthumous album has some dazzling moments, but ultimately feels like business as usual for an audience whose attention may be elsewhere.

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July 18, 2021

Pop Smoke’s mother says it’s “easier” to listen to late rapper’s second posthumous album ‘Faith’

Audrey Jackson hasn't been able to listen to her son's first posthumous album 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' yet The post Pop Smoke’s mother says it’s “easier” to listen to late rapper’s second posthumous album ‘Faith’ appeared first on NME.

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July 16, 2021

Kanye West & Pusha T Drop Fiery Bars on Pop Smoke’s ‘Tell the Vision’: Listen

Kanye West is sharing his vision on the late Pop Smoke's all-new album, Faith, out Friday (July 16).

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July 16, 2021

Listen to Kanye West and Pusha T’s collaboration with Pop Smoke, ‘Tell The Vision’

The track features on the late Smoke's new posthumous album 'Faith' The post Listen to Kanye West and Pusha T’s collaboration with Pop Smoke, ‘Tell The Vision’ appeared first on NME.

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July 16, 2021

Hear Pop Smoke's Second Posthumous Album Faith

You cannot say Pop and forget the Smoke. Continue reading…

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Discs

Faith (Deluxe)

July 31, 2021

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Faith

July 16, 2021

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Lane Switcha (feat. A$AP Rocky, Juicy J & Project Pat) [From F9 The Fast Saga Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

June 18, 2021

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AP (Music from the film Boogie)

February 26, 2021

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Iced Out Audemars (Remix)

October 15, 2020

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For The Night

October 7, 2020

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Enjoy Yourself

September 30, 2020

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Mood Swings

September 22, 2020

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Mood Swings (Remix)

September 18, 2020

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Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon (Deluxe)

July 20, 2020

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Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon

July 3, 2020

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Make It Rain

June 12, 2020

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Meet The Woo 2 (Deluxe)

May 29, 2020

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Meet The Woo 2

February 7, 2020

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Christopher Walking

January 16, 2020

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100k On A Coupe

December 13, 2019

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Drive The Boat

December 6, 2019

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War

October 4, 2019

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Meet The Woo (Deluxe Version)

September 13, 2019

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Welcome To The Party (Remix)

August 16, 2019

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Meet The Woo

August 16, 2019

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MPR

June 28, 2019

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Flexin'

June 28, 2019

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