Bashar Barakah Jackson born on 20 July 1999 in Brooklyn. He is a citizen of United States of America. Pop Smoke was educated at Richmond Hill High School. He died on 19 February 2020 in Los Angeles from a ballistic trauma at age 20 years, 6 months.
Pop Smoke plays voice. He was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Pop Smoke has worked as a rapper, singer and songwriter.
He is also known as Bashar Barakah Jackson and Bashar Jackson.
On February 19, 2020, Jackson was renting a house owned by The Real Housewives star Teddi Mellencamp and her husband, Edwin Arroyave, in Hollywood Hills, California. At around 4:30 a.m., five hooded men, including one wearing a ski mask and carrying a handgun, broke into the house. The LAPD received news of the home invasion from a call from the East Coast. Police arrived at the home six minutes later and found Jackson with multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors performed a thoracotomy on the left side of his chest. A few hours later, he was pronounced dead.
On February 21, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner revealed that the cause of Jackson's death was a gunshot wound to the torso. Investigators believed that the house was a target for home invasions following a string of robberies that took place at homes rented by musicians. The LAPD at first suspected that Jackson's death was gang-related as he was tied to the Crips. The LAPD later believed his death was the consequence of a home robbery gone wrong.
The day before his murder, Jackson and friend Michael Durodola had posted several images on social media, including one in which Mellencamp's home address can be seen in the background. The rapper also posted a story on Instagram and Facebook of gifts he had received. One showed the house's full address on the packaging, giving out its location.