19 Jul Pop Smoke Net Worth 2022, Age, Height, Weight, Death & Quotes
Bashar Barakah Jackson is professionally known as Pop Smoke. His music career began in 2018 when he became an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. Within a few months of releasing his own music, Smoke had an international hit with “Welcome to the Party”. Eventually ranked at number 13 on Complex magazine’s “best songs of 2019” list, the hip hop single climbed multiple charts in multiple countries. Jackson is often referred to as the face of Brooklyn drill by many.
During the course of his short career, the rapper made his mark and became one of the most promising stars in hip-hop. The title of his first and only album is “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”. This song was released in July 2020, only a few months after a home invasion in February resulted in the death of the singer.
On the Billboard Hot 100, all 19 tracks from the album charted and debuted at number one. Additionally, the album spawned a string of international top-10 singles, including “For the Night” (featuring DaBaby and Lil Baby) and “What You Know Bout Love”. On July 16, 2021, Republic Records released Pop Smoke’s second studio album, Faith.
Before his death, Pop Smoke’s net worth is around $2 million. He mainly earned from his music albums and live concerts.
Pop Smoke Fast Facts
|Net Worth In 2022:||$2,000,000|
|Real Name/Full Name||Bashar Barakah Jackson|
|Nick Name:||Pop Smoke|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||July 20, 1999|
|Age/How Old:||20 years old|
|Siblings||A brother named Obasi Jackson|
|Profession:||American rapper, singer, and songwriter.|
In Metres - 1.80 m
In Feet and Inches - 5 ft. 11 in
In Kilograms - 73 kg
In Pounds - 160 lbs
Father – Greg Jackson
Mother – Audrey Jackson
|Gay Or Straight?||Straight|
|Marital Status:||Not Married|
The eldest son of a Jamaican mother and Panamanian father, Greg Jackson, Bashar Barakah Jackson was born on July 20, 1999, in Brooklyn, New York City. Pop’s father is of Panamanian descent, while his mother is Jamaican. The rapper grew up in the residential neighborhood of Canarsie. He has an older brother named Obasi.
Growing up in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Jackson attended nine different schools and as a child, he enjoyed playing the African drums at his local church. Jackson was expelled from eighth grade for bringing a gun to school and spent two years on house arrest after being charged with possessing a weapon.
He began his basketball career as a shooting guard and point guard. He moved to Philadelphia so that he could attend Rocktop Academy. After being diagnosed with a heart murmur, Jackson was forced to leave and ended up living on the streets.
Pop began rapping in 2018 when he visited a Brooklyn recording studio with Jay Gwuaop. Jackson recorded a track titled “MPR (Panic Part 3 Remix)” by rapping over a beat from 808Melo’s YouTube channel during the session
Within two years he became one of the more prominent voices in hip hop coming out of New York.
Jackson signed with Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records in April 2019. A new song by Jackson, “Welcome to the Party”, produced by 808Melo, was released on April 23, 2019. Later, many remixes of the song were produced, with Nicki Minaj and Skepta collaborating on the commercially released versions.
Smoke’s first official mixtape, Meet the Woo, was released in July of 2019. It became his first appearance on the Billboard charts.
He then released a follow-up tape that made waves both domestically and internationally. Artists such as Lil Tjay, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign, among others, contributed to Meet the Woo 2.
Pop still has 24.9 million monthly listeners simply on Spotify as of 2022. The artist also has 3.7 million Instagram followers, in addition to 277,500 followers on Twitter. Also notable, Pop still has more than 7.1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
Shortly before his death, Jackson teased on social media his debut headlining concert tour Meet the Woo Tour to promote both his mixtapes. The tour was planned to begin in the US in March, and end in the UK in April.
How Old Is Pop Smoke? What’s His Weight, Height & Zodiac Sign
Pop Smoke was born July 20, 1999, making him 20 years old when he passed. In Kilograms, he weighed 73 Kg, and in Pounds 160 lbs. His height is 1.80m or 5’11. His star sign Zodiac is Cancer, the fourth astrological sign.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
In the wake of the rapper’s untimely death, it was revealed that he left behind a baby boy. His son’s name is reportedly Noah. The boy’s mother is said to be Jakeilah Ortiz, who attended Pop’s funeral at Green-Wood Cemetary in Brooklyn.
On 22nd June, Ortiz posted a Facebook photo of the young boy sat on Pop Smoke’s gravestone alongside the following caption:
“Body too ill with a Heart so big just like yah Dad. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers that’s no longer with us.”
Ortiz faced backlash following her post, with a large section of fans claiming that she was lying. “I just wanna know if really think I’d cap and go this far to let my son grow up without a father to entertain y’all broke mfks,” Ortiz stated in a subsequent Facebook post.
Yummy Yellow (aka Pop Smoke) was in a relationship with Pop Smoke before he passed away. Although Pop avoided talking about his love life, Alyssa confirmed that she dated the rap prodigy after his death.
In a lengthy Instagram tribute posted on 21st February 2020, Alyssa shared several details about the couple’s relationship. Her revelation was that Pop was reluctant at first, but he eventually decided to date her. She talked about the Valentine’s Day gift that Pop gave her and about how their relationship has progressed. Part of the tribute read:
“I can’t sit & say I wish I hugged you more before u walked out that door Monday cause I hugged u all night before that flight to Cali. Can’t even say we should of said I love you more that night/morning cause we said it over 20 times. Pop I love u. I adore u. You exceeded my expectations as a man. I tried to protect u from everything, u know that. For anyone who ever loved him, or still loves him, I understand.”
Pop Smokes Death
Pop was renting a house in Los Angeles on February 19, 2020. Two masked men broke into the house in the middle of the night, and one of them had a handgun.
A call was received from the east coast alerting the LAPD of the home invasion, and they arrived at the scene six minutes later. Police found Pop Smoke with several gunshot wounds.
As a result, the rapper was rushed to the hospital and doctors performed a thoracotomy, a surgical procedure to gain access to the pleural space of the chest, on his left side. A few hours later, he was pronounced dead at the age of 20.
Five people were arrested for the rapper’s murder on July 9, 2020, and the 17-year-old could not be tried as an adult either. According to Los Angeles Police Department detective Carlos Camacho, the 15-year-old suspect shot and killed Pop Smoke. The group was at Pop Smoke’s home in an attempt to steal his diamond-encrusted Rolex and Cuban-link chain, but they only took his watch and later sold it for only $2,000.
Pop Smokes Net Worth
Before his death, Pop Smoke’s net worth is around $2 million. He mainly earned from his music albums and live concerts. His work ethic was praised by the genre’s best and recognized by his peers. The most notable of these is 50 Cent, who produced his posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.
In spite of his fast rise to fame in hip hop, Pop Smoke remains one of the most underrated artists of his generation. With his number one album, the rapper proves that if given the chance, he would’ve become one of the most successful names in the industry. Pop Smoke’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million at the time of his tragic death.
Furthermore, he encouraged the young generation in his neighborhood to get away from the streets, since he had lived on the streets and regretted it for the rest of his life.