Who is Pop Smoke?
Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper closely associated with Brooklyn drill. Born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn, he rose to fame with the release of his breakout singles "Welcome to the Party" and "Dior" in 2019. He released his debut mixtape Meet the Woo in July 2019. His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, was released on February 7, 2020, and debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, becoming the rapper's first top-10 project in the United States. Less than two weeks after the release of the mixtape, Pop Smoke was murdered during a home invasion in Los Angeles. His posthumous debut studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and all 19 tracks from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100.