Pop Smoke is an American rapper/songwriter best known for his skill in the Brooklyn drill scene. Tragically, he was killed in a shooting at Los Angeles’ 20-year-old age. Pop Smoke’s net worth is estimated at $2 million by 2022.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 15: Rapper Pop Smoke performs onstage during day 2 of the Rolling Loud Festival at Banc of California Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images).
|Full Name||Bashar Barakah Jackson|
|Birth Date/Death Date||July 20, 1999/February 19, 2020|
|Birthplace||Canarsie in Brooklyn, New York|
|Source of Wealth||Rapping|
|Status in Relationship||N/A|
|Height||5 ft. 5 in. / 1.65 cm.|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
Bashar Barakah, the son of Audrey and Greg Jackson, was born July 1999 in Canarsie. Obasi is his older brother and a singer. He also has a YouTube channel.
Pop’s father is of Panamanian descent, while his mother is Jamaican. Pop grew up in Canarsie, a residential area. He attended nine schools while there and even played the piano. African drums at his church.
Pop was expelled in the eighth grade for bringing a gun to school. He spent two years under house arrest. He then moved to Philadelphia, where he enrolled at the Rocktop Academy.
He soon went back to the streets after being diagnosed with heart disease.
American rapper Pop Smoke performs in Houston at the Astroworld Festival held at NRG Stadium on November 9, 2019, in Houston, Texas. (Photo: SUZANNE / AFP) (Photo via SUZANNE / AFP via Getty Images
Pop Smoke Net Worth & Career
Pop began rapping in 2018 after he visited a Brooklyn recording studio with Jay Gwuaop. Pop was able to make a name for himself in hip-hop from New York within just two years.
Interstingingly, the rap moniker Pop Smoke He was given his name by his Panamanian grandmother (Poppa) and a nickname given him by childhood friends (Smocco Gwop).
Pop signed deals with Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records in April 2019. Pop released the single “Welcome to the Party” shortly thereafter. Commercial remixes Nicki Minaj Skepta was next.
Smoke’s first officail mixtape called Meet the Woo came out in July of 2019. The album was his first appearance on the Billboard charts.
His follow-up tape was a huge success, both nationally and internationally. Meet the Woo 2 featured prominent features from Lil Tjay and A Boogie Wit D Hoodie, as well as Fivio Foreign.
Pop continues to receive 24.9 million monthly Spotify listeners as of 2022. The artist also has 3.8million followers. InstagramTo accompany his 277.500 Twitter followers. Pop boasts a staggering 7.1 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.
MEET THE WOO DROPPIN TONIGHT AT 12 💯💫
— POP SMOKE 💫💫 (@POPSMOKE10) February 7, 2020
Sadly, the rapper wasn’t able to do much touring to promote his celebrated mixtapes. He did however perform in several places throughout the United States and at a few music festivals.
Pop had a strong following on TikTok too. Today, he has 18.7 million likes and 3.3 million fans. He often announced music release dates via that platform.
Lyrics for Pop Smoke
A’int nobody ever gave me shit
This big chip forced me to be paid
And it’s 10k to go on stage
And you know the treesh gettin’ laid
Pop Smoke — “Welcome to the party”
Pop Smoke Son
After the rapper’s untimely death, it was revealed that he left a baby boy behind. His son’s name is reportedly Noah. All the while, the boy’s mother is said to be Jakeilah Ortiz, who attended Pop’s funeral at Green-Wood Cemetary in Brooklyn.
Five men broke into Pop Smoke’s house while renting it in Hollywood Hills. Three men shot and killed Pop Smoke three times after breaking into the house via a balcony on the second floor. Pop, who was 20 years old, was declared dead a few hours later.
Five months later, they were taken into custody. One of the adult suspects was charged with murder with a special circumstance that alleged the killing was committed “during the commission of a robbery and a burglary”.
One adult was charged for attempted murder; two minors were charged in juvenile court with murder and robbery.
Pop Smoke Net Worth
Pop Smoke’s music, as well as his posthumous works, helped to increase his net worth to around $2 million by 2022. His work ethic was praised by his peers and recognized by the genre’s greats. 50 Cent produced his posthumous album Shoot for the Stars. Aim for the Moon.
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Pop Smoke performs at Olympia London on November 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage).