Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was killed during a home invasion robbery early Wednesday, February 19, in Los Angeles.
According to reports, Pop Smoke, real name, Bashar Barakah Jackson, was staying in the Hollywood Hills, when two men barged into a house around 4:00 a.m.
According to the police, two gunmen fired multiple shots and struck Pop Smoke, fatally wounding the rising rap star.
The men fled the scene on foot, while Pop Smoke was rushed to an ambulance at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead hours later.
The police are currently looking for the two suspects who took the life of the budding 20-year-old rapper.
Earlier this month, Pop Smoke released his new mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2,” which debuted last week at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album charts . That body of work was the follow-up to his debut “Meet the Woo” featuring the trap-influenced anthem, “Welcome to the Party.”
The video for the song has snared more than 24 million views on YouTube , and hip-hop stars Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill dropped remixes.
During his short career, Pop Smoke worked with artists like Quavo, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Travis Scott, Chris Brown and others.
Last year he spoke about wanting to make music that inspires children who are growing up in poverty.
He told The Face: “I make music for that kid in the hood that’s gotta share a bedroom with like four kids – the young kids growing up in poverty.
“I make music for kids like that who know they just gotta keep going, that there’s a better way. That’s who I really make it for.”
Below is Pop Smoke’s last post on Instagram: