Pop Smoke, one of the biggest up and coming rappers in the game, was shot and killed this morning. TMZ is saying that the killing appears to have happened during a home invasion robbery.
And video just leaked – showing paramedics administering CPR on Pop Smoke as he dies.
Pop Smoke was renting a home in the upscale Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. But at around 4:30 AM, 2 men wearing hoodies and masks burst into the house.
Authorities told TMZ that the men fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke.
The men then ran off – on foot.
Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was just 20 years old.
Pop was a rapper and songwriter. In April 2019, he released the song “Welcome to the Party”, the lead single of his debut mixtape Meet the Woo, which was released in July 2019.
“Welcome to the Party” was made into two remixes featuring Nicki Minaj and Skepta in August 2019. In October 2019, he featured American rapper Lil Tjay on his single “War”. In December 2019, he featured American rapper Calboy on his single “100k on a Coupe” and also collaborated with American rapper Travis Scott a few weeks later on the song, “Gatti”, from Scott and his Cactus Jack members’ compilation album, JackBoys (2019).
In February 2020, he released his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2, with features from Quavo, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay.