Happy Birthday to the late Brooklyn rapper, who would have been Twenty-two today, July 20th.
Fans Remember Pop Smoke On What Would Have Been His 22nd Birthday
Today would have marked Pop Smoke's twenty-second birthday.
The Brooklyn native, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, known to the world as Pop Smoke would have celebrated his 22nd birthday today, but his life was cut tragically short when he was murdered in February 2020. Pop Smoke was only 20 years old when he was shot and killed during a home-invasion robbery.
The rapper was staying in a rented house in Los Angeles when home invaders broke in and shot him during the night. He later died in hospital.
The home invaders are believed to have seen Pop Smoke's address on social media after the star posted a series of images which gave away his location.
Pop Smoke’s legacy will continue through Faith just as it did with Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon. The debut album earned Pop five posthumous wins at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards: Top New Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, and Top Rap Album. He’s also earned several multiplatinum RIAA certifications, a testament to the dedicated fan base he built while he was alive, and beyond.
His first posthumous LP Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon was released later that year. The album was executive produced by 50 Cent and featured Future, DaBaby, Lil Baby, Quavo, Swae Lee, Roddy Ricch, and more.
Pop Smoke's latest album, Faith. The 20-song project marks the second posthumous was release (July 16) from Pop Smoke's manager Steven Victor.
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