Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper and songwriter.
In April 2019, he released the song "Welcome to the Party", the lead single of his debut mixtape Meet the Woo, which was released in July 2019. "Welcome to the Party" was made into two remixes featuring Nicki Minaj and Skepta in August 2019.
In October 2019, he featured American rapper Lil Tjay on his single "War". In December 2019, he featured American rapper Calboy on his single "100k on a Coupe" and also collaborated with American rapper Travis Scott a few weeks later on the song "Gatti", from Scott and his Cactus Jack members' compilation album, JackBoys (2019).
"Gatti" became his first Billboard Hot 100 charting song, peaking at 69, a week after the release of JackBoys.
In February 2020, he released his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2, containing features from Quavo, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay.
Pop Smoke died on February 19, 2020, after being shot during a home invasion.
Bashar Barakah Jackson
July 20, 1999
February 19, 2020 (aged 20)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
New York City, U.S.
Hip hop, drill
A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Calboy, Fredo, Lil Tjay, Nicki Minaj, Quavo, Skepta, Travis Scott