Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He was considered by many to be the face of Brooklyn drill. Born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke began his musical career in 2018. He often collaborated with UK drill artists and producers, who employed more minimal and aggressive instrumentation than drill artists from Chicago. Pop Smoke rose to fame with the release of his breakout single "Welcome to the Party" in April 2019.
|Full name at birth||
Bashar Barakah Jackson
|Claim to fame||
Welcome to the Party
|Date of birth||
20 July 1999
|Place of birth||
Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
|Date of death||
19 February 2020
|Place of death||
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Cause of death||
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Rapper, singer, songwriter
5' 10" (178 cm)
150 lbs (68.0 kg)
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
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