Rapper “Pop Smoke” Dead at 20.

Rapper Killed In a Alleged Home Invasion ‼️

Bashar Barakah Jackson, known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper and songwriter whom home was invaded by two men with hoodies who fired multiple shots critically wounding Pop Smoke, as it was reported by TMZ. He was signed to Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records and released his first single “Welcome to the Party” in April 2019.

According to TMZ, this incident happened around 4:30 AM in the Hollywood Hills and he was rushed by Ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead. His home was believed to be rented, and was owned by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Teddi Mellencamp‘s husband, Edwin Arroyave who owns several homes in LA.

One suspect was handcuffed but later released as he was determined not be involved. No one has been caught or identified; as far as we know according to TMZ. Unidentifiable source says his brother is one of the main suspects, allegedly.

Rest In Peace Pop.

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Updated Story

Mike Dee, Pop’s Brother speaks out against the allegations from speculators and “public investigators”.

Pop Smoke 💨 murder also appears to be a target according to TMZ’s recent report as they share information supported by the surveillance footage.

“… you see 4 men approach the home at around 4:30 AM and sneak around back. A couple minutes pass before 3 of the 4 walk back up the side of the home to the front. The 4th apparently walked in the backdoor but no camera was trained on it. The next time you see the man, he exits through the front door of the house.”

It was reported that it was multiple shots fired inside the home only to have struck Pop Smoke according to the evidence provided to TMZ, there were no other victims.

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Chicago’s Legend in Making @FBG_DUCK Has Self-Confessed Chicago’s Legends

FBG Duck, a Chicago Musical Illustrator, published a video recorded by Money Strong TV on his channel two days ago on Dec. 7, 2019; and with the apparent loss of legends from the City of Chicago, who are without a doubt gone too soon because of various tragic situations; he proclaims their affects in and on culture. In his illustrated story he mentions Jojo, Pappy, Zack TV, Lil Marc, Dooski, Nuski, Fredo Santana, LA Capone, Lil Mister, and Smylez. With the current loss of another great Chicago Legend Juice Wrld; and Famous Dex being recently hospitalized to recover from seizures, there is no concrete word if he has been released, there is much to be concerned about.

The murder and drug epidemic of Chicago has depreciated the circulation of producers in culture from the city, putting the ideas out there to be mocked by upcoming or lurking seasoned artist to develop from other markets. Every artist mentioned has a different level of success, impact, trade, and skill that contributed to the identity of who Chicago is in the urban culture world. A legend is someone who creates or develops a traditional story, who taps into their genius, and sculps a path for others to follow or to observe only to be influenced by their impact. No matter how well known the legend is globally, it can be very well known in pockets or wide areas to be proclaimed a legend.

Watch FBG Duck Declare Chicago Legends.

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This brings attention to the social issues that we need to solve in Chicago, and beyond, that deal ultimately with poverty, civic engagement, health, and the brotherhood of humanity. His piece of art pushes towards conversations that need to be had to better our community and restore unity between the gangs or just those who are conflicted and need to heal in order to let go of past conflicts or traumas. In the words of FBG Duck, “just to show yourself a better you”, is worth the participation in helping leaders like him carry messages like this far and wide in the diaspora to help appreciate the progress made in the culture.

I’d like to send love and light to all of the families of our lost and slain ones, even those we lost to non violent tragic situations because we are all still suffering from a bigger issue. Our health, wealth, and our mind state suffers or take constant hits (Urban Dark Hue Beings) because we are in a constant state of oppression while walking dead. We must prescribe a remedy to our ignorance, discipline ourselves, and love one another because the world is depending on it. We are depending on it. You existence is dependent on it.

We don’t die we multiply, so rest peacefully Juice Wrld , Jojo, Pappy, Zack TV, Lil Marc, Dooski, Nuski, Fredo Santana, LA Capone, Lil Mister, and Smylez . We love and wish you all where still among us but we will continue to push y(our) energy, that will never be destroyed, into the world with love.

Paper Chasin Tour with @ChicagoExecutives & @BlueCheezGang

Lomabard, IL-Paper Chasin Tour presented by Chicago Executives in cooperation with TellyVizion & Dollar 4 Dollar Ent, started in Chicago providing connections to indie artist to help foster professional connections and brand equity through performance and press. Hosted by Bree Specfic from Power 92 Chicago & Maine Hodge with DJ Slugo on the sounds. Event Coverage by the one and only Blue Cheez Gang, and a host of others.

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Lecture You Need to Watch: Dr. Barbara Sizemore’s “Black People Still Don’t Get It”

Credit: TransAtlantic Productions

Barbara Sizemore was an American teacher and researcher in the field of education. In 1973, she became the first African American woman to head the public school system in a major city

–TransAtlantic Productions

This lecture has been saved on my watch later list for years, maybe over 4. I’ve watched it multiple times and I’ve decided to start sharing some of my independent scholarly works including my scholarly work as a member of the City Colleges of Chicago and Governors State University. My independent works satisfy me more because it’s aligned with my passion.

We need to know (blacks, poor, indigenous peoples, etc.) that no one is coming to save us and we need to prepare those coming behind us for the real true world, and not the ideal world they teach us we will graduate into as we fake climb the ladder of success in capitalism and public systems.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. Please share this lecture with your people, they need to hear this.

Did You Miss “The Chicago Boat Scene Weekend” ? It was Bussin Hard.

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Chicago, ILL– I have never experienced my city in this way. This event was amazing ! Over 500 boats came together to party for the weekend in the sea and on land. Chicago is such a mood and a destination for those who don’t know, for those who do, you’re winning. Some of your elite and prime professionals were out here and it was definitely the place to network and promote. I left many Blue Cheez Gang Dot Com business cards for the taking.

I got so drunk, I fell asleep but I did wake up to enjoy the rest of the festivities. I’m going to learn how to swim because I wanted to go out in the water so bad with all the others who were engaged in water sports and fun.

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I was informed that last year someone died from allegedly riding a jet ski at night and the lifeguards took so long to come; they found his lifeless body 30 minutes after the incident. This year another man is missing and was last seen hopping boat to boat Saturday.

Current Missing Person: Oluwafemi “Arthur” Labinjo
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For more information click here. I will update this story to properly remember and share information on the fellowman who passed last year.

@MasterPMiller “I Got The Hook Up 2, ” It’s About The Principle.

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Percy Miller does it again! Setting precedent for those to follow in his footsteps to do it even bigger. It was so many famous figures acting I couldn’t keep up. I knew faces and I had to find a full cast list to see who everyone was. I was super high watching the movie too, so it made it even better. Some people said it was trash but I have a different perspective.

It was entertaining, as it should be because it was not rated so it was just a raw as movie. Accept it. I am proud of this legacy because it opens doors for my associates and I, who are next in line to take the production of culture to the next level. was entertaining, as it should be because it was not rated so it was just a raw as movie.

Symbolically he planted seeds of things you can invest in like sneakers (fashion), legal weed, restaurants, telecommunications, snacks, and other instruments for generational wealth. He also mentioned important subjects like gentrification, repair your credit (if needed), and trade lines to boost your credit.

I can say that Romeo kilt a potential good song for me, “Holla at Me”. I think that he should continue to use these opportunities to develop his style as a artist. I appreciate this independent film and the Miller’s efforts of owning our re-presentation.

Keep promoting generational wealth and entrepreneurship. I caught the messages.

Stay in yo bag P.

#WritingSessionsAmerica #ChicagoCreed #UrbanIdeas #LiveRadioSessions @Kevin_AnR_Shine #LiveRadioSessions

Live“Radio” Sessions, “Where everything is happening right in front of you!”  

It’s was an epic weekend for the local artist community in Chicago. Writing Sessions America, Urban Ideas, and Chicago Creed put together a 2-day seminar of hosting panels, workshops, and sessions to educate talent on the business of music.  

Artist development was the foundational setting for the first day of the conference, setup the artist to develop their skills and knowledge in the profession of music. They mentored artist how to get structured to handle their business in the streets, and industry from a Chicago perspective. The goal is to connect the dots to resources to help develop the local music market in Chicago to the true dynamic of the music industry.   

Attending this event, an artist is sure to grow by grounding themselves with the information presented. Artist learn how to manage and maintain their situation; they teach the artist what to do when they finally get in the room with the power to develop their flow and score a deal. Live Radio Sessions introduced the urban market to advertising, public relations, writing and recording sessions, networking, and performing techniques to set a tone for the urban music industry in Chicago to help push culture and affairs forward.  

Presenters  

  • Joan Sullivan & Michael Towns of Urban Ideas Partners presented Business of Music.   
  • Kevin Shine of Writing Sessions America presented Songwriters Boot Camp.  
  • Johnny Bravo presented “in the studio” and Production.  
  • Live Performance Workshop featuring Sandy ReddTenette SmithMichele Thomas, Kevin Ross, and Sheree Lee.  
  • Music in Advertising Panel with Dani Jackson  
  • Live Radio DJ Listening Party with Terry Hunter, Lee FarmerDJ WorldDJ Phantom, and DJ Lipgloss  
  • Live Radio Showcase hosted by Isaiah Jones 
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