In Loving Memory of Bashar “Pop Smoke” Jackson


Nevaeh Castro, Beat Investigator

February 19th, 2020 was a tragic day, especially for the ones who knew, supported, and looked up to the popular rapper,  Bashar “Pop Smoke” Jackson. The  Los Angeles Police Department released information to the Radio 1 station that Bashar was shot multiple times in his household.

Rapper Pop Smoke was killed during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills, California, residence early Wednesday, a police official and federal law enforcement source confirmed to CNN. He was 20 years old and enjoying the success of his sophomore mixtape, which was released last week.  Jackson was an American rapper and songwriter who first signed with Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records.

Pop Smoke’s close friend Mike Dee, spoke on his close friend’s loss, “I just lost my … brother, my heart my dawgz.  You guys have no type of sense or sympathy! Y’all don’t know whats going on y’all come on here playing investigator and bashing me on the internet, I would never in my life set my brother up,” on an Instagram post, and concluded with a message for Jackson, saying “Just know I got you forever brother the truth will come to light until then sleep in peace.”