Tributes flow for rising rapper Pop Smoke after he was shot dead

Up-and-coming rapper, Pop Smoke, has been remembered by the music world after he was shot dead yesterday during a home invasion.

The rap community has today mourned the loss of American rapper Pop Smoke, who died yesterday following a home invasion shooting.

Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was aged 20. He’s been recognised by the likes of Lil Nas X, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Chance The Rapper, Questlove, and many more.

pop smoke

Pop Smoke emerged on the scene last year with his breakout single, Welcome to the Party, and has since released two mixtapes, one only dropping earlier this month. The rapper had collaborated with the likes of Travis Scott, with his music remixed by Minaj and Skepta.

Seen as a trail-blazer, Pop Smoke pursued a style which lay outside of east coast rap conventions. He has been cited as the leader of a scene known as Brooklyn drill, and was seen as an exciting new face for the Brooklyn rap scene. So far, the suspects have not been caught.


View this post on Instagram


RIP Pop Smoke

A post shared by Nasir Jones (@nas) on


View this post on Instagram


The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop.

A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj) on


View this post on Instagram


No such thing as success with out jealousy, treachery comes from those who are close. R.i.P

A post shared by 50 Cent (@50cent) on


View this post on Instagram


Damn. The future was bright for Pop Smoke. This is tragic. Brooklyn is in mourning right now. #RIPPopSmoke

A post shared by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) on


View this post on Instagram


Sickening man 💔

A post shared by Swae Lee, Lee Swae? (@swaelee) on