Pop Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was born on July 20, 1999, in Brooklyn, New York. Pop Smoke gained popularity with his breakout hit single “Welcome to the Party” in 2019, which was followed by his debut mixtape, “Meet the Woo.”
Pop Smoke’s music was known for its heavy use of drill and trap beats, and his deep, gravelly voice. He was widely regarded as a rising star in the rap world, and his music was noted for its energy and aggression.
Sadly, Pop Smoke was tragically killed on February 19, 2020, at the age of 20, when he was shot and killed during a home invasion robbery in Los Angeles, California. His death shocked the music world and led to an outpouring of grief and tributes from fans and fellow artists.
According to the Los Angeles Times, there has finally been a confession in the case of Pop Smoke’s murder. A teenager has admitted to killing the artist. The culprit was 15 years old at the time of a home invasion robbery that resulted in the death of the rapper in February 2020. The teen also confessed to other charges related to the robbery. The defendant’s identity has not been disclosed due to being a minor at the time of the crime, and he was charged in juvenile court. He could remain in custody until he turns 25.
Earlier this year, the same case saw a 20-year-old defendant plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter. At the time of the shooting, the defendant was 17 years old and faced charges as a juvenile. Law enforcement officials arrested five individuals in July 2020 for breaking into the Airbnb where Pop Smoke was temporarily staying. Two of the individuals, Keandre Rodgers and Corey Walker, are still facing murder charges in the case, and could potentially receive the death penalty if convicted. Another individual was arrested in connection with the robbery, but was not charged.