Friend of slain rapper Pop Smoke also killed after signing deal

TDott Woo, a friend of slain rapper Pop Smoke, was also shot and killed just after he signed his new music label deal this past week. TDott, 22, who was born Tahjay Dobson in New York, and was also called “Mike Jack” and “Stepp,” had recently boasted on his momentous occasion for getting signed on to […]

Judge rules on bail request for man charged with killing Pop Smoke

Corey Walker, one of the four people accused of killing rapper Pop Smoke, was denied bail on Friday, Sept. 17. Walker’s attorney, Christopher Darden, the former co-prosecutor who lost the O.J. Simpson case, requested a bail hearing, which was quickly challenged by prosecutors. Judge Curtis B. Rappe agreed with the prosecution and Walker will remain […]

Prosecutors will not seek death penalty in Pop Smoke’s killing

The Los Angeles District Attorney has decided not to pursue the death penalty against Corey Walker, one of the four people accused of killing rapper Pop Smoke. Walker, 20, is the only adult suspect among a group of teens charged with “The Woo” rapper’s death. Pop Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Jackson, was killed […]

Pop Smoke’s family approves of Travis Scott-Dior tribute (video)

Travis Scott is helping make sure Pop Smoke’s memory lives on forever and honored the late Brooklyn rapper with his latest Dior collection. The “Sicko Mode” rapper released a new t-shirt with the fashion house with Pop Smoke’s face on the front. “U CAN’T SAY POP AND FORGET THE SMOKE. NOW U IN ALL THE […]

Accused killer wants to meet ‘privately’ with Pop Smoke’s family

The family of 20-year-old Corey Walker, the only adult charged in the murder of Pop Smoke, wants to meet with the late rapper’s family “privately” according to The New York Daily News. Pop Smoke, born Bashar Jackson, was killed on Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles during a botched home invasion. Five suspects were arrested […]

Drake, Pop Smoke and The Weeknd win big at 2021 Billboard Awards (video)

Drake received his flowers early Sunday night, May 23, when he was honored as the Artist of the Decade at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. He also took home the award for Best Streaming Artist. “I’m really self-conscious about my music. I rarely celebrate anything, and just for anyone watching this that’s wondering how this […]

LA detective says Pop Smoke was kicked by assailants after he was shot

More details have emerged in the murder of rapper Pop Smoke who was killed on February 19, 2020, in Los Angeles during a botched home invasion. Five suspects were arrested in July 2020 in connection with his killing and are awaiting trial. Detective Christian Carrasco testified on Thursday, May 6, that Pop Smoke, born Bashar […]

The Weeknd leads 2021 Billboard Music Awards nominations with 16 nods

The Weeknd leads the 2021 Billboard Music Awards nominations with 16 nods. The “Save Your Tears” hitmaker’s acclaimed album After Hours — which was snubbed at the Grammys — is in contention for Top Billboard 200 Album and Top R&B Album. The 31-year-old megastar is also up for Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, and […]

‘Boogie’ director Eddie Huang remembers Pop Smoke (video)

The basketball drama Boogie starring the late Pop Smoke opens Friday, March 5, 2021, and will also feature music from the New York drill rapper in the film’s score and soundtrack. The coming-of-age story centers around Alfred “Boogie” Chin (played by actor Taylor Takahashi), a Chinese American basketball phenom living in New York City who […]

Pop Smoke’s parents release PSA against gun violence (video)

The one-year anniversary of Pop Smoke tragic murder is rapidly approaching and his parents have recorded a public service announcement denouncing gun violence in remembrance of their son. Pop Smoke’s parents, Aubrey and Greg Jackson have teamed up with the non-profit youth organization I Will Graduate, which is committed to ending gun violence. The 20-year-old […]

Pop Smoke’s brother Obasi Jackson describes carving out his own lane in R&B

During an interview with rolling out, singer Obasi Jackson, the brother of the late Pop Smoke, discussed carving out his own lane in the music industry with his unique R&B sound. Recently signed to Empire Records and featured in a Sprite campaign for new artists, Jackson spoke about where music is in his life and […]

Taraji P. Henson admits she couldn’t tell her son how his dad was killed

Actress Taraji P. Henson is bringing mental health to the forefront with her new Facebook Watch series “Peace of Mind with Taraji.” In the show, the actress meets with people and helps them deal with grief after suffering losses of loved ones, to acts of violence. So far, she’s spoken with Asian Doll on the […]

Pop Smoke to make posthumous acting debut in new film, ‘Boogie’

Boogie, the upcoming basketball film featuring the late Pop Smoke, will be released March 5, 2021, according to Deadline. Marking his acting debut, the film also will include music from the rapper who was killed on Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. In the coming-of-age story from Focus Features, Alfred “Boogie” Chin (played by actor […]

10 legends whose deaths shocked the world in 2020

1. Kobe Bryant The world was stunned by the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Many children lost their hero, idol, and favorite player. Kobe Bryant left a massive legacy for the world always to know the “Black Mamba.” 2. Chadwick Boseman Anybody, young or old, felt the pain and sadness of losing […]

Megan Thee Stallion wins big at 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards

Megan Thee Stallion was the big winner at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards. The “Hot Girl Summer” hitmaker took home three prizes on the night, including the revered Hip Hop Artist of the Year trophy. The rap sensation’s “Savage” remix featuring Beyoncé was crowned Best Collaboration, while Megan also took home Hustler of the […]

Young Thug in war of words with Pusha T over apparent Drake diss on new track

Young Thug has slammed Pusha T for seemingly dissing Drake in an unreleased Pop Smoke song. The rappers have come to blows on social media after the track — which has been given the unofficial title “Paranoia” — surfaced online. The song, which features verses from Thug and Gunna also, didn’t end up making it […]

Pop Smoke’s star-studded posthumous album finally arrives

Pop Smoke‘s star-studded posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, has been released. After some controversy surrounding the original artwork for the record, which the late rapper’s manager, Steven Victor, the boss of record label Victor Victor, rectified and changed at the request of his estate, the collection has finally arrived. The […]

Pop Smoke’s manager vows to complete documentary rapper started

Pop Smoke’s manager says he’s working to finish a documentary the late artist started. The rising Brooklyn drill rapper tragically died at 20 after he was shot in February at a property in Hollywood Hills, California, after two men broke into the house. And just two weeks prior to his passing, he announced the project […]

Pop Smoke laid to rest; 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj and others mourn him

Pop Smoke has been laid to rest in Brooklyn. The adored 20-year-old rapper died after an alleged home invasion on Feb. 19, 2020, after being shot around 4:30 a.m. at a property in Hollywood Hills, California. It was previously reported that two men broke into the house. On Thursday, March 5, hundreds of fans lined […]

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