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Pop Smoke | Before They Were Gone | RIP Bashar Jackson

Pop Smoke | Before They Were Gone | RIP Bashar Jackson
Before Pop

Smoke

released viral hits like Meet The Woo, Dior, Welcome To The Party and his mixtape The Woo Volume 1 in the summer of 2019. Before Pop

Smoke

worked with Nicki Minaj, French Montana, Lil Tjay, Calboy, YG , Travis Scott, Skepta and got shoutouts from the likes of Cardi B. Before Pop

Smoke

had over 1 million Instagram followers at the time of this shot, almost 1/2 million on YouTube and 63,000 on Twitter. After popping onto the scene in late 2018, Pop

Smoke

had many highly respected insiders calling 2019 HIS year, with "Welcome To The Party" being one of the biggest songs of the summer!
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Coming from New York, he seemed to have everyone's support and filled a void for the East Coast internet rap scene left open by Tekashi 69's incarceration. Pop

Smoke

was at the forefront of New York's bustling new drill scene movement, but his life could have

gone

in a very different direction. Once upon a time he was well on his way to securing a college basketball scholarship but a health issue prompted him to shift his focus to rap but before he could make any money from it he became involved in street life, something that apparently ended up actually costing him his life.
pop smoke before they were gone rip bashar jackson
On February 19, 2020, Pop

Smoke

was murdered in an alleged home invasion. His recent social media posts have shown him in Los Angeles enjoying the pool, getting his hair cut, doing press and promoting his latest mixtape. Brutal news... the guy was only 20 years old. What's going on guys? Unfortunately here is your boy Michael McCrudden with a Before

They

Were

Gone

video. We've actually had a Pop

Smoke

Before

They

Were Famous video in the works for a while. I haven't been on the channel for over a month now. Heck, these aren't the types of videos I was hoping I'd come back to have to make.
pop smoke before they were gone rip bashar jackson
These videos take a hell of a lot of time and research to put together and we're trying to make them as respectful and informative as possible, so let's all show our respect for those who have died in the comments and all over the internet... video. Pop

Smoke

was born

Bashar

Barakah

Jackson

on July 20, 1999 in Brooklyn, New York to Panamanian and Jamaican parents and has one sister. His family hails from an area known as Canarsie, an area of ​​West Indian influence composed primarily of working- and middle-class residential and commercial buildings in southeastern Brooklyn. In an interview with XXL Pop

Smoke

he explained: "As a kid from the hood you only have three options: play ball, sell drugs or rap.
I did all three — I was good at all of them.” When he was 13, he was slapped on a Brooklyn street, an incident that was filmed and exploded on social media. I was actually able to find an old video that made it to World Star Hip Hop. Discussing that altercation, he later said, "I'm glad it happened as a kid, I realized it's time to assert myself — life isn't sweet." If you're in this video for Pop

Smoke

feeling bad, don't fret - 7 years later he caught up with the same guys who made life miserable for him and he got his revenge.
There may have been a reason 13-year-old Pop

Smoke

was teased back when he was a good kid. He grew up playing basketball and managed the court as a point and shooting guard. His potential in the sport even led him to relocate to the Philadelphia suburbs, where he was enrolled at Rocktop Academy, one of several prep schools across the country whose sole purpose is to alert their students to college basketball scholarships make. Unfortunately for him,

they

discovered a heart murmur when he was 15, shattering any dreams of him ever turning pro. He couldn't play competitively anymore, but that doesn't mean he stopped coaching his friends in his spare time.
After Ball was out of the picture, he decided to pursue his other 2 options, rap and drugs. A lifelong fan of 50 Cent, DMX and Lloyd Banks rap seemed like the obvious choice, but before he could make money as a rapper he needed to sell on the street to get ahead. Growing up, Pop

Smoke

's teenage years were described by The New York Times as "risky, rewarding." "You like beautiful things, you have to do things to get beautiful things." "I had a 5 when I was 16." Money was good, but that doesn't mean street life didn't come with its own problems.
Eventually he was kicked out of school for bringing a gun to school. He was jailed twice and later placed under house arrest for two years on a weapons charge. He was then forced to wear an ankle bracelet as part of a diversionary program until the charges were dropped. When asked what he was doing at home all the time, he explains: “Reading. I like to read and fuck a lot of sluts, so I'm good.” He was also thought to have had ties to a Brooklyn gang called 23 G Stone Crips, but it wasn't just gangbangers he hung out with.
His close friend Jay Gwuapo was keen on rap and the two chilled in a studio together. When Gwuapo got so high he fell asleep, Pop entered the booth to rap for the first time just to see if he could. He used a beat he snagged off YouTube and that turned into his track "MPR," which exploded on Spotify and YouTube out of nowhere. It wasn't long before he began receiving offers and signed with Victor Victor Worldwide under Universal Music Group. Pop

Smoke

decided to drop out of gang life while on a clear shot and began working on his newly budding career but needed some beats.
He decided to return to the YouTube channel, where he snagged his first instrumental, collaborating with British producer 808 Melo. Melo was just getting into music himself while pursuing a degree in graphic design, the two hit it off and became close collaborators. Melo flew to New York several times and Melo produced everything on Meet The Woo Vl 1 Ep. With Pop

Smoke

's deep, matter-of-fact growl - the voice's quality and Melo's British influence - the pair developed a new form of drill music not seen in New York for a long time. After the release of his official mixtape "Welcome To The Woo" in July 2019, his music spread quickly with the single "Welcome To The Party", a song he produced at home in 30 minutes that became the unofficial summer 2019 hit and remixes was by the likes of Nicki Minaj and Skepta.
Speaking about his name Pop

Smoke

, he explained to Genius that it was 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. acted. With more tracks entertaining an audience like MPR, Flexin, PTSD, Dior Pop

Smoke

garnered all the buzz and attention any young rapper could ever dream of. The artist was set to perform at Rolling Loud in New York before his criminal past threw up some new problems due to his old demeanor. Along with Cassanova, Don Q, Sheff G, 22GZ Pop

Smoke

were pulled from appearances with Rolling Loud and released a statement that read: "The cast members listed above have been linked to recent acts of violence across the city.
The New York City Police Department believes there is a higher risk of violence if these individuals are allowed to perform." He would face another lawsuit alleging that he transported a stolen Rolls Royce Wraith from California to New York, and that Rapper's mother's house built as part of Bond deal to set him free. A month later, Pop talks about the incident and tries to dismiss the whole thing. "I'm not a gang leader, I'm not a gangbanger," he says. "I'm none of that. I'm a dog who woo. That's it. An artist." Pop

Smoke

was definitely trying to put his past behind him, explaining in his interview with the New York Times that he makes music that would appeal to young people like him who "have to carry their guns to school because it's not safe but

they

still have to make sure

they

get their diploma because their mom might be happy.
I'll do it for them." Which brings us to today or yesterday. Pop

Smoke

was last seen on social media as "He was enjoying his pool at a home he was renting in Hollywood Hills. The address was leaked to the internet through a friend of his. He was fatally shot during a home invasion and pronounced dead in the early hours of February 19, 2020. Utterly tragic, this Kind showed so much potential as a rap star, east coast ambassador, trendsetter and superstar. I'm sorry to hear the news. I'll wrap up this video here. Please leave Your condolences, you know where and see you in another video.