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.

@Dgainz #ODDBALL2 #timeless #OddBall #OutNow #AllPlatforms #MustListen

As an oddball myself, I can relate to this project. It’s everything the odd ball society has been waiting for: creativity in a rare and raw form. I went back to Timeless, a compilation from 2016. I listened to OddBall , number one, to tap into the project that started the series of odd ball shit.

Let’s Observe the Growth

I know this article is about his recent project but I would like to highlight a few tracks from his previous projects. I was reminded of a few of my favorite listens. First, let’s deal with the the new release then trickle our way down.

New “Wit The Shit” w/ Reefa Rei

Check out the full project.

Timeless

  • Prevail-This song is refreshing and feels good when you’re having a rough time. It reminds you that you will be victorious Everything will be OK, just trust the process and God.
  • What’s the Deal– You have to see what’s up? What’s going on, what’s the deal? Learn about what’s going on.
  • Makin Magic-a positive message of manifesting and using your super-natural powers and instinct to create, build, and navigate to your destiny.

Oddball

  • Ain’t Been –You know how it is when you haven’t been the same, in a while. You need a reminder to get back to doing YOU! Sometimes you can’t let people and circumstances change you to the point where you ain’t you.
  • Lost in Pain-typical shit that happens and leaves you in pain, consciously and unconsciously, maneuvering through life in Chicago. So much hurt generationally that has been passed down to us we can’t even pen point where some of our insecurities come from. This song modernly connects to the “playerism” in Chicago. Fuck these hoes.
  • Call the Preacher-I just love the beat and vibes of how the words flow in the chorus. The hook is so catchy.
  • Potholes-We have hella potholes in Chicago, and if you not paying attention, you’ll be sure to fall in a few. This songs is a metaphor that reflects situations you should avoid, just like these damn potholes.

Call The Preacher

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Ain’t Been

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Prevail

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Potholes

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What’s the Deal?

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@BlueCheezRicky #RightNow #DigitalRelease #Promo for #Upcoming #Media Flow

“Right Now” is what I would consider a true presentation of storytelling and creativity. Taking on the gangster style of art to portray the meaning of family. We all know that the mob is critical when it comes to family and feuds. Taking some inspiration from Al Capone and of course his own essence in his newest digital release.

Right Now

Watch Homecoming: A Film by @Beyonce on @Netflix #MustSee #Inspiring #Doc

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I was up until 6 A.M. getting my entire life at Beychella Homecoming. I am so inspired by this woman. Her creativity, dedication and hard work gives you hope out here in this “White Man’s World”, as a “black person”. I’ve heard many say “African Americans” have no culture, and Bey just wasn’t letting it slide as the “First African American” to headline Coachella. She came with the sugar, honey, tea, and lemonade for those who don’t know the history of the United States of America and its relational cultural flow.

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Her HBCU theme was brilliant with features from Jay-Z, Destiny Childs, Solange, and her selected homecoming participants of HBCUs.

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She made it look cool to accept struggles and failures of culture as a collective. She made sure that it was enough representation to go around for everyone, especially for brown folks in America. I’m pretty sure you’ve already seen it, but if you haven’t it’s a must. She gives you a behind the scenes look at what it took for her to put on a grand performance. It was packed with so much energy that I cried a few times during her performance, and remind you I did see it when it was streamed live but I just wasn’t expecting to see her in such a vulnerable state, as a woman, being that she is a very private person.

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I read in between the lines. Bey checked a lot of people who had something to say about her, over her 22-year career. One of her songs was coded with a message to the conspiracy theorist who follow the stories of the mass appeal and manipulation of the Illuminati occult {Formation}. Overall her music direction told a beautiful story, and I look forward to watching it again when inspiration is in need.

@DJNEPHETS is a Hometown Hero, check out his latest social mission.

I need everyone who reads this post to share it in support of Dj Nehpets.

He’s campaigning to bring awareness to Jukivist in Chicago and we need your help.

Jukivist is a state of mind. It’s an attitude towards life and how you respond to external situations, plus a lifestyle to live by to create harmony in the community.

We all understand that as people we can be tribal and find people who are like us.

Basically he’s saying that we all are one mind that think and move in love. And that’s what Jukivisim or Jukivist is about. Moving and speaking in love together.

Join DJ Nephets as he helps others create the change in our city by joining your great mind and spirit to build and grow together in harmony, the jukivist way!!

#BTS of @TarhondaJay & @JohnBlu “Roll All Dat” Short Musical Film Directed by @WillGates #ChicagoMusic

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September 1, 2018

I was invited to hang w/ Tarhonda on set, at which turned out to be a 90’s House Party. Appearances were made by: Chella H, Shawnna, John Blu, Sean Dale, Cold Heart of Crucial Conflict; and a gang of Auburn Gresham and Simeon kids (you know it was more than just us there lol). It was a great party and video shoot, and everyone was beautiful with dope vibes. It’s always good to be around good people.

Here’s an edited short clip of the behind the scenes,works by Wilfred Spears of Open World Films.

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More behind the scenes 

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Full Video Released and Published September 26, 2018

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My clips 😊 of BTS

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Happy belated G day John Blu !

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