Who is Pop Smoke?
Bashar Barakah Jackson, famously known as Pop Smoke, was a famous American Rapper.
He rose to prominence after releasing songs like Welcome to the Party and Dior in 2019.
Besides rapping, he was also a talented singer and songwriter.
Pop was on the verge of being an internationally known singer, however, he was killed two weeks after the release of his second mixtape.
Similarly, he was quite famous on social media platforms too. On Instagram, over 3.8 million people follow him on his official account.
As of 2024, there are 6.59 million subscribers on the self-titled YouTube channel of the rapper.
Today, we will be getting into knowing Pop Smoke’s height, career, controversy, death, net worth, and even more.
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|Bashar Barakah Jackson
|Date of Birth
|July 20, 1999
|Brooklyn, New York, USA
|22 years old
|5’5 or 168 cm
|59 kg or 130 pounds
There was Pop Smoke born? Pop Smoke was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He grew up with his brother Obasi in Canarsie Brooklyn.
He attended a total of nine different schools while growing up in Canarsie. At a very young age, Pop used to play African drums in his local church.
In eighth grade, Pop was expelled from his school for bringing a gun to school.
Also, he had to spend two years on house arrest after being charged with illegal possession of weapons.
Alongside the music interest, Pop was a phenomenal basketball player too. He played as a point and shooting guard in basketball.
To pursue his basketball career, Pop moved to Philadelphia to study at Rocktop Academy.
But, unfortunately, he had to leave the academy after he was diagnosed with a heart murmur which resulted in Pop going back to his old life.
Now, let’s take a look at Pop Smoke’s career’s beginning and the achievements he had till his death.
What is Pop Smoke famous for?
Pop started his music career in 2018 during his visit to a Brooklyn recording studio with his fellow rapper Jay Gwaupo.
Before releasing original songs, Pop used to take beats from YouTube and make mixtapes of famous songs of other artists.
In April 2019, Pop signed to Victor Victor Worldwide, and then on April 23, 2019, he released his first single Welcome to the Party produced by 808Melo.
Again, on July 26, 2019, Pop released his debut mixtape Meet the Woo.
Pop then released several singles like War with Lil Tjay and 100K on a Coupe with Calboy from October to December.
On December 27, 2019, he was featured in Travis Scott’s song Gatti which debuted and peaked at number 69 on the US Billboard 100.
After that, Smoke released his song Christopher Walking on January 16, 2024.
Then, on February 7, he released his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2 featuring Quavo, Lil Tjay, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Fivio Foreign.
The mixtape peaked at number seven on the US Billboard 200 which earned Smoke his first top-hit in the United States.
The song Dior from his first mixtape Meet the Woo became Pop’s biggest hit after his death
It peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard 200 and number 33 on the UK singles chart.
Pop’s debut studio album was posthumously released on July 3, 2024, which was executively produced by 50 cents featuring different artists like Drake, Chris Brown, etc.
The album is titled Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon and it had a commercial success peaking at number one in several countries and on the Billboard 200.
Every song from the album charted at Billboard and For the Night peaked at number 6 which gave Pop his first top 10 hits in the United States.
On the late rapper’s 21st birthday, the deluxe edition of the album with 15 additional singles was released.
The fifth one What You Know About Love peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
Recently, on July 16 second posthumous album Faith of Smoke was released which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Besides rapping career, Pop was equally famous on social media platforms.
Currently, there are over 3.8 million people following his official account on Instagram.
As for his YouTube channel, there are over 6.59 million subscribers and a total of over 3.6 billion views on his videos.
How tall was Pop Smoke? Pop Smoke was around 5 feet 5 inches or 168 cm and weighed about 59 kg or 130 pounds.
His Zodiac sign was Cancer. He had black colored hair and black colored eyes.
Talking about his nationality, he was an American and mixed as for his ethnicity.
There’s no information about the religion Smoke followed. He really loved 50 cents and had wished to bring his mom to an awards show prompting 50 cents.
As for his hobbies, he loved making music, traveling, hanging around with his friends.
Who was Pop Smoke dating? Pop Smoke was engaged to his girlfriend Jazzy Mulani who is a model.
Besides that, there was no information about their relationship and they were really private about their dating life.
Other than Jazzy, Pop didn’t revealed about any of his past relationships to the media.
Who are Pop Smoke’s parents? Pop Smoke was born to his father Greg Jackson and mother Audrey Jackson.
His mother is a Jamaican and his father is a Panamanian which makes Smoke’s ethnicity mixed.
Regarding his siblings, he had an older brother named Obasi Jackson.
Except for their names, there is no information about Smoke’s family.
Pop Smoke Controversy
What were the controversies Pop Smoke got into? On January 17, 2024, Pop was arrested at John F.Kennedy International Airport for stealing a Rolis-Royce Wraith.
However, according to Pop, he borrowed it in California for a music video shoot on a condition it would be returned back.
Then, after his arrest, the police believed that he was involved in a non fatal shooting in 2019 and interrogated him about his presence during the incident.
They pressured him to talk about the Crips, GS9, and the Brooklyn street gangs but he deliberately refused to say anything.
Pop was charged with the theft of auto and was told to stay away from known gang members and submit drug tests to the US petrial services.
Pop Smoke Death
How did Pop Smoke die? Pop Smoke died at the age of 20 on February 20, 2024.
Jackson’s death happened due to gunshot wound to his torso during the invasion of his house by four unknown guys.
Those four guys fatally killed Pop Smoke by shooting him twice.
According to the police, the neighbors of Smoke reported the incident after hearing gunshots sound from his house.
Pop’s body was buried at Green-Wood Cemetry.
Pop Smoke Net Worth
What is the net worth of Pop Smoke? Pop Smoke was a young aspiring rapper of America.
He had lots of hit singles and album before and after his death.
All his life, Pop had amassed lots of fortune such as cars, jewelry, houses, etc for his family.
He earned most of his income from his music career, social media sponsorships, and brand deals.
As of 2024, his net worth was estimated to be $750,000 approximately.
Now, let’s know some of the unknown facts about Pop Smoke.
Pop Smoke Trivia
- Pop Smoke was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
- His real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson.
- Pop Smoke was engaged to his girlfriend,a model named Jazzy Mulani.
- On February 20, 2024, Pop died by a gunshot during his house invasion by four unknown men.
Check out the video of Pop Smoke’s song “Coupe” down below:
Image Credit: @popsmoke Instagram