BMI Mourns the Loss of Pop Smoke

Posted in News on February 19, 2020

BMI was shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Pop Smoke, who died today at age 20. A promising young talent originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Pop Smoke (born Bahsar Barakah Jackson) was initially renowned for remixing tracks within New York’s drill music scene before making a huge impact with his 2019 hit, “Welcome to the Party,” the first single off his debut mixtape, Meet the Woo. Pop Smoke’s rise to prominence was swift via multiple high-profile collaborations and a succession of well-received tracks like “Mpr,” “Flexin” and “Dior.” A second mixtape released just this month, Meet the Woo 2, was quickly establishing Pop Smoke as a rising star with a bright future.

He will be missed by his friends and fans at BMI.

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