Rapper Pop Smoke dead after home invasion: Everything to know about the rapper - age, real name

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Rapper Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, is dead at age 20. The Welcome to the Party singer was shot and killed on Wednesday morning in a home invasion robbery. What happened to Pop Smoke? Here's everything you need to know about Pop Smoke.

What happened to Pop Smoke? 

Pop Smoke has passed away at age 20. According to TMZ, he was at a home in the Hollywood Hills when two men wearing hoddies and masks broke in. Multiple shots were fired after which the men fled on foot. 

The rapper was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The suspects have not yet been arrested and still remain unidentified. According to the police, one man was handcuffed but was later released after they determined that he was not involved in Pop Smoke's death.

Pop Smoke blew up after Welcome to the Party

Pop Smoke released his mixtape, Meet the Woo, in July 2019. His song, Welcome to the Party, which was released in April 2019, put him on the map and it was one of the most popular songs of the summer. Nicki Minaj released a remix of Welcome to the Party. 

Pop Smoke is also known for his song, Gatti, which featured Travis Scott. He has also collaborated with artists like Lil Tjay, Calboy, Quavo, and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. 

The singer songwriter recently released his second mixtape. Meet the Woo was released in February 2020.

Pop Smoke Bio

Pop Smoke was born as Bashar Barakah Jackson on July 20, 1999 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother is Jamaican and his father is of Panamanian descent. Smoke got into music fairly recently. He began his music journey by remixing popular songs in the drill music scene.

In his Genius interview, he shared the logic behind his stage name. Pop Smoke is a combination of Papa (his grandmother used to call him that) and Smoke Oh Guap ( his friends' nickname for him).

Dead at age 20, Pop Smoke has touched the hearts of many fans. Stay tuned for more updates on Pop Smoke's death and to know what happened to Bashar Barakah Jackson. 

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