Pop Smoke was one of the hottest artists in New York at the time of his passing. He was regarded as the bridge between the UK, Chicago and New York’s Drill scenes. He was considered the most prominent artist in the entire Brooklyn drill scene especially after his breakout hit “Welcome To The Party” was released. All Summer 2019, Pop Smoke was the soundtrack of parties, events and every NYC basketball tournament. His mixtapes “Meet The Woo” and “Meet The Woo 2” set up his posthumous studio debut “Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon”. He died on February 19th, 2020.
According to reports, he was killed in a Hollywood Hills home invasion in February 2020.
Four individuals between the ages of 15 and 19 have been charged with the robbery and murder of Pop Smoke back in July 2020.
Pop Smoke’s manager Steven Victor believes that the Grammys board has a “far left” bias for overlooking the crossover success of Pop Smoke as a Drill artist.
In December 2019, Pop Smoke was interviewed at Rolling Loud by Victoria Inoyo and that very same audio was used on his posthumous album without either her permission or consent.
It spent the most weeks atop the charts since Drake’s “Take Care” between 2011 and 2012.”Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon” is presently 2x Platinum.
He paid tribute to him on the song “Comme Des Garcons”.
Following the deaths of Pop Smoke, King Von, Mo3, Tripple Beanz and BandGang Paid Will at last count, he has suggested that in order to avoid being murdered that young rappers stay in the crib and abstain from real time social media apps.
Their issues also involve T.I. commenting on Chicago’s King Von’s murder in Atlanta down to their rumored VERZUZ battle. 50 Cent has been vocal about everything involving Pop Smoke since he was killed back in February.
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