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One year ago today, hip hop lost the Late Pop Smoke

On this day (February 19) Pop Smoke was fatally shot during a home invasion robbery early Wednesday, according to TMZ reports. He was only 20-years-old.

Today, marks one year since the Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was killed during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills.

The world has been mourning Brooklyn drill frontrunner Pop Smoke ever since he met his untimely death last February when he was gunned down in Los Angeles right as his career was about to take off. Since then, the rapper's team and family has been working tirelessly to keep his legacy alive, releasing his debut album in July Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, months after his passing. The head of his label has just confirmed that the late Canarsie rapper has more posthumous releases on the way.

Pop Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, (July 20, 1999, - February 19, 2020) was at a residence in the Hollywood Hills area when, around 4:30 a.m., several men are said to have broken into the home. According to law enforcement sources cited in the report, the men "fired multiple shots," ultimately "critically wounding" Pop Smoke. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Last year in (July 13, 2020) On Monday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced that four teenagers have been charged with the murder of Pop Smoke. Two of the accused are technically adults, aged 19 and 18, while the other two are 17 and 15. Because the fatal shooting of the late rapper (who's real name is Bashar Jackson)


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