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US Rapper Pop Smoke shot dead by robbers

Category : Lifestyle | Sub Category : | Posted on: 2020-02-19 21:50:41

US Rapper Pop Smoke shot dead by robbers

US rapper Pop Smoke was apparently killed by armed robbers on Wednesday morning. Police reports indicate that he was shot dead at his home and pronounced dead shortly afterwards. Police arrived at the crime scene six minutes after receiving reports of the robbery.

The rapper was attacked by two masked and hooded men and was killed in an apparent home invasion.

Pop Smoke was signed to Republic Records this week for his first US top album. Republic Records stated that “it was devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke.”

Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was born 20 years ago in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The budding rapper had a promising music career that has been cut short by the assailants. He was one of the most promising MCs in the US.

The rapper had previously collaborated with Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Quavo and Skepta and produced an album labeled Welcome to the Party in April 2019 that attracted 23 Million views on YouTube. 

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