Pop Smoke Net Worth
Pop Smoke is an American rapper who had an estimated net worth of $3 million at death. Pop Smoke was known for his breakthrough single “Welcome to the Party,” which combined gritty vocals with unpredictable production and became the face of Brooklyn’s burgeoning drill scene. Within just a year of his debut, he made a rapid rise in the mainstream, landing in the top ten with his second mixtape Meet the Woo, Vol. 2. He earned most of his income from album sales, concerts, and music streaming.
After his rise to fame, record producer Rico Beats introduced Pop Smoke to Steven Victor in April 2019. Pop Smoke later signed a record deal with Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records. He released his first mixtape, Meet the Woo, in July 2019. His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, was released on February 7, 2020, and debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200.
Tragically, soon after achieving this chart peak, he was gunned down on February 19, 2020.
To calculate the net worth of Pop Smoke, subtract all his liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets.
All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.
Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Monthly Salary:||$50 Thousand|
|Annual Income:||$1 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Rapper, singer, songwriter|
Bashar Barakah Jackson, better known as Pop Smoke, was born on July 20, 1999 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother is from Jamaica, and his father is from Panama. Obasi Jackson, his younger brother, is also a musician. Bashar grew up in Brooklyn’s Canarsie neighborhood and attended nine different schools.
For bringing a gun to school, he was expelled from eighth grade. As a result, Pop Smoke was placed under house arrest for two years and required to wear an ankle bracelet during that time. He was only permitted to attend school while under house arrest. Bashar claimed that this is the only reason he received his diploma.
He received a basketball scholarship to a prep school in Philadelphia when he was 15 years old, but he was forced to stop playing competitive basketball after being diagnosed with a heart murmur six months into the program. In an interview with XXL, Pop stated that he returned to Canarsie after this and began living on the streets. Bashar was already driving a BMW 5 series at the age of 16.
In an interview with the LA Leakers, Pop Smoke explained that when you grow up in the hood, you have three options for survival: rap, play ball, or sell drugs. Pop stated that he did them all and was very good at them.
He was a basketball player before he started rapping, and he later turned to street life because he was not allowed to play competitive basketball. However, an opportunity to leave the streets arose in 2018 during a studio session with rapper and friend Jay Gwuapo.
Pop Smoke’s music career happened by chance. During a studio session in 2018, with friend and rapper Jay Gwuapo, Gwuapo fell asleep because he was too high on drugs. Pop went up and picked up the mic for the first time, having already paid for the studio session.
He began making remixes of popular songs in the Brooklyn drill scene by searching for beats on YouTube. One of these beats would become Pop Smoke’s first song, ‘MPR,’ which is a remix to Sheff G’s ‘Panic Part 3′. MPR received a large number of streams and views in a short period of time. After releasing Flexin’ in January 2019, his music career (and popularity) skyrocketed.
He became friends with Rico Beats, a Steven Victor acquaintance. Steven is the owner of Victor Victor Worldwide, a Universal Music Group subsidiary. In April 2019, Pop Smoke signed with Victor Victor Worldwide. This was also the month that Pop Smoke released his breakthrough single, ‘Welcome To The Party.’
It was one of the summer’s hottest singles, and it was streamed all over the world. The song would gain even more popularity as a result of two remixes: one with Nicki Minaj and one with British rapper Skepta.
On July 26, 2019, Pop Smoke released his first mixtape, Meet The Woo. Meet The Woo 2, his second mixtape, will be released on February 7, 2020. Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, his debut studio album, would be released posthumously on July 3, 2020.
Face of the Drill Scene
Pop Smoke was one of the first Brooklyn rappers to use drill beats from the United Kingdom. Pop will be remembered as the artist who bridged the gap between the drill scene in the UK and the drill scene in New York.
Although he was not the first New York artist to use UK drill beats, he made excellent use of them and helped to popularize the Brooklyn drill scene. This is also why many people regard Pop Smoke as the face of the Brooklyn drill scene, as well as the drill scene in general.
Bashar collaborated frequently with 808Melo, a producer based in the United Kingdom. Pop began his music career by searching for drill beats on YouTube, where he discovered 808Melo. He began to use his beats, but he did not pay for them.
When 808Melo discovered that Pop was getting a lot of attention for rapping on his beats, he confronted him about a beat compensation. Pop assumed that his management would handle the payments.
Rather than giving 808Melo money, Pop flew him to New York to work on his debut mixtape, Meet The Woo. The duo went on to have many hits together: Dior, Welcome To The Party, and Gatti are just a few of the hits they had together.
On February 19, 2020, Pop Smoke was tragically murdered during a home invasion robbery in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Pop Smoke was in town to celebrate the release of Meet The Woo 2 and promote the mixtape, which was released on February 7.
He and a few friends were renting a multi-million dollar mansion in Hollywood through AIRbnB for the visit. On February 19th, around 4:30 a.m., at least four hooded men broke into the house, one of whom was armed with a handgun.
Other than Pop Smoke, there were several people inside the house, but the burglars only came across Pop Smoke. The person holding the handgun shot Pop Smoke twice in the torso, killing him.
The LAPD received a call about the home invasion from the East Coast and arrived at the mansion six minutes later. Pop Smoke was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors attempted to save his life by opening up the left side of his chest.
Unfortunately, it had no effect, and Pop Smoke died at the same hospital where another Brooklyn legend (Biggie Smalls) died. Pop Smoke died as a result of a gunshot wound to the torso. It’s heartbreaking to think that Pop Smoke survived the hood in Brooklyn only to die in Hollywood at such a young age and in such a brutal manner.
Steven Victor announced on May 14th that Pop Smoke’s debut studio album would be released on June 12, 2020. The album’s executive producer was 50 Cent. 50 became interested in finishing Pop’s album and wanted to executive produce it.
Because he was too sad, Steven Victor couldn’t bring himself to listen to Pop Smoke’s music after his death. However, 50 Cent persuaded him to keep working on it so that, just as Pop had hoped, his debut album would be released during the summer.
Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, with 50 Cent as executive producer, was set to be released on June 12, 2020. Because of George Floyd’s death, the label decided to postpone the release in his honor. Instead, the album’s lead single, ‘Make It Rain,’ featuring Rowdy Rebel, was released on that day. This was the first single to feature Pop Smoke as the lead after his death.
Shoot For The Stairs, Aim For The Moon was finally released on July 3rd. Complex has written an interesting article about how each song on this album was created. The album would go on to become one of the most successful albums of 2020, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with 251.000 album-equivalent units in its first week. Pop Smoke made history by becoming the first hip-hop artist to have his debut album chart at number one on the Billboard 200.
Pop Smoke’s family has announced that they will continue to work on the Shoot For The Stars foundation. Pop Smoke has always wanted to create music for the youth and children who, like them, grew up in poverty. This is precisely the target demographic for the Shoot For The Stars foundation.
The foundation’s mission is to help inner-city youth’shoot for the stars’ and turn their pain into champagne by making their dreams a reality. Pop Smoke founded the foundation before his death, and his family will carry on his dream of inspiring and assisting young people.
Although Pop Smoke’s songs aren’t directly about racism or police brutality, Dior became an anthem during New York’s Black Lives Matter protests.
Last but not least, Pop Smoke’s DJ confirmed that Pop has approximately 400 songs remaining. However, we do not know how many songs are planned for release or how many songs have been completed.
Personal Life & Girlfriends
Pop Smoke was in a relationship with model Alyssa Danielle before his death (aka Yummy Yellow). Pop had avoided discussing his romantic life, but after his death, Alyssa revealed that she was dating the rap prodigy.
Alyssa posted a lengthy Instagram tribute containing several details about the couple’s relationship on February 21, 2020. She revealed that Pop was initially hesitant to date, but he eventually agreed.
Pop’s relationship with Jakeilah Orti gave birth to his son, which is a little-known fact. Ortiz and the boy attended Pop’s funeral, but she held off on announcing that he is Pop’s son until the results of a paternity test came back.
Pop Smoke Quotes
“‘Cause your p*ssy feel the same And I don’t got time to waste”
“Just lower your tone (lower your tone) ‘Cause you could get hit”
“You got my heart beating so fast to words I can’t pronounce And I be getting the chills every time I feel your touch”
“My diamonds dancin’, paint her face like Marilyn Manson”
“I’m top tier, yeah, I ain’t never kept it Nancy But like Jamie Foxx, I’ma always keep you fancy”
“Never thought this pain ah last so many years.” 17- “You know, I never found love until I looked between your eyes”
“I make rap. Rap don’t make me.”
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