Pop Smoke Net Worth – How Rich Was This Rapper?

Pop Smoke Net Worth Estimate:

Pop Smoke Net Worth

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Before his death, Pop Smoke net worth was estimated as being at about $2 million dollars. In a very short amount of time, he shot to fame and made a great deal of money which increased Pop Smoke net worth hugely in the two years he was active in the music industry before being tragically murdered in 2020.

Who is Pop Smoke?

Pop Smoke was a musical artist in the rap genre whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson. His specific rap genre is known as Brooklyn drill. He first rose to fame in 2019 thanks to his two big hit songs, “Dior” and “Welcome to the Party”. He then dropped two mixtapes, called Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2.

Before he was ever able to release a studio album, however, he was murdered, and so it ended up being released after his death. The album, entitled Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon became a huge hit, debuting in Billboard 200’s top spot.

Pop Smoke’s Career

The first time that Pop Smoke ever rapped officially as a performer is when he visited a Brooklyn studio in 2018 with his friend, Jay Gwuaop, with whom he made “MPR (Panic Part 3 Remix)”. He soon after released that song along with another called “Flexin’”, which got him noticed by record execs.

This was when he came up with his stage name, Pop Smoke, which came from the fact that his grandma used to call him “Poppa” as an affectionate nickname, and his friends used to call him Smocco Guwop.

The record execs who were interested in representing him were Rico Beats and Steven Victor, whose label Victor Victor Worldwide, part of Republic Records, signed him up for a contract in early 2019.

By April of that year, his first huge single was released. It was called “Welcome to the Party”, which became a massive hit, which helped the initial growth of Pop Smoke net worth. The song became even bigger when rap superstars such as Nicki Minaj made remixes.

Pop Smoke net worth improved even more than when his first mixtape dropped in July of 2019. It was called Meet the Woo and had a lot of successful songs, such as “100k on a Coupe” and “War”. Next, he made a guest appearance on Travis Scott’s album, JackBoys, rapping on a track called “Gatti” and its video.

“Gatti” was so successful, it made the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, the first time Pop Smoke would make this list. He followed up this hit with yet another single, this one with the name “Christopher Walking” before Pop Smoke’s net worth grew even more with Meet the Woo 2, his sequel mixtape.

Meet the Woo instantly shot up to 7th place on the Billboard 200 US chart, which gave him his very first hit to reach the top ten in the US. Only five days later, Pop Smoke dropped a deluxe version of the album with 3 bonus tracks.

As a result of what a huge deal this was in contributing to Pop Smoke net worth, Pop Smoke announced a Meet the Woo tour featuring songs from both albums that were intended to tour across the United States and then the United Kingdom.

Tragically, however, this tour was never to happen due to Pop Smoke’s untimely death due to gun violence in his own home.

After Pop Smoke died, his song “Dior” became an enormous hit, reaching the twenty second spot on the Billboard’s Hot 100 and also the thirty third spot on the singles chart in the UK. 50 Cent then declared his intention to complete production on Pop Smoke’s first studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon.

Along with the production of the album, they also made a documentary about the life of Pop Smoke. Pop Smoke’s album was meant to come out on the twelfth of June, 2020. However, due to the George Floyd protests that were building steam across the country, they delayed the date until July.

One of the songs, which hadn’t been completed before Pop Smoke’s death, was supplemented by an appearance by a rapper called Rowdy Rebel, who was in prison then but recorded his contribution to the song via a phone call made collect from the prison.

There was also a bit of fan outcry when the originally proposed cover art seemed to them to have been rushed and uninspired. As a result, the cover art was redone before its official release, with the approval of Pop Smoke’s mom only hours before it officially dropped.

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon was a huge hit and was at the top of the charts in many different countries, including the United States. Meanwhile, perhaps even more impressively, every single one of its nineteen songs made Billboard’s Hot 11 chart.

The most successful of those was “For the Night”, which reached sixth place, giving him a top ten hit on United States charts for the very first time.

Later that same month, they released a deluxe version of Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon that boasted a whopping fifteen bonus songs. The fifth single to be released off the album, “What You Know Bout Love” also became a top ten hit.

Based off the staggering success of Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, yet another posthumously completed album dropped in July 2021, this one simply called Faith. Faith debuted in first place on Billboard’s 200, giving Pop Smoke yet another amazing posthumous career boost.


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Pop Smoke: Early Life

Pop Smoke was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, New York on the twentieth of July, 1999 under the real name Bashar Barakah Jackson. His mom, Audrey Jackson, hailed from Jamaica, and his dad, Greg Jackson, is from Panama in Central America. He grew up with them and Obasi, his elder brother.

Over the course of his childhood in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn, New York, Pop Smoke ended up moving around the school district a great deal, eventually going to 9 separate schools. His interest in music began at a very young age when he would play African drums at church.

Pop Smoke clearly didn’t have a smooth education experience. In the 8th grade, Pop Smoke ended up being expelled due to bringing a deadly weapon onto school grounds, namely a gun. As a result, he was sentenced to house arrest for 2 whole years.

In order to try to make a positive change in his life and focus on rehabilitation, Pop Smoke began to play on a basketball team. Eventually, Pop Smoke was sent to Philadelphia in order to attend Rocktop Academy, however, that time in his life didn’t last long.

Pop Smoke couldn’t remain a student there due to the discovery of a heart murmur which prevented him from continuing to compete in the athletics for which the school was famous. As a result, Pop Smoke was back out on the streets and again in a precarious position.

Pop Smoke’s Personal Life and Family

Pop Smoke was renting an Airbnb house on the nineteenth of February, 2020, when five men with covered faces invaded the house. Not long after breaking in, they had a physical altercation with Pop Smoke that ended with them shooting him 3 times, which resulted in his death. When Pop Smoke died, he left behind both of his parents.

As part of a public service announcement about gun violence, his mom said the following: “On February 19th, at 4:00 AM, a gun was used to take my son from me. You know him as Pop Smoke, we called him ‘Shar’.

“Because of gun violence, I’ll never see my son run up the front of our steps, taking them two at a time; he won’t ever take my hands again and dance with me; he won’t come into my room and muscle pose in the mirror. Gun violence destroys families. It must stop.”

At the time of his death, Pop Smoke was dating a woman known on Instagram as Yummy Yellow, though due to his privacy about his and their personal life, not much information is known about her or the details of their relationship. Pop Smoke did not have any children, as far as we know. He was only 20 years old.


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Pop Smoke’s Social Media Influence

Facebook

Pop Smoke has an official public verified Facebook account. The account handle is @RealPopSmoke. The account currently has three million followers.

Although many social media accounts for deceased celebrities tend to continue to be updated by management after their deaths in order to keep them alive, this doesn’t seem to be the case for Pop Smoke’s Facebook account.

Pop Smoke used to post a lot of links to his music, videos, performances, merchandise, upcoming appearances, concerts, and more, as well as photos of himself having fun and spending time with his friends. Since his death, however, the only updates have been a cover image change to plug his posthumous album.

Twitter

Pop Smoke has an official public verified Twitter account. The account handle is @POPSMOKE10. However, due to Twitter’s system not being case sensitive, the account can also be reached with lower case letters. On this platform, Pop Smoke has 280.9 thousand followers, and the account is following 7 people.

Although many social media accounts for deceased celebrities tend to continue to be updated by management after their deaths in order to keep them alive, this isn’t the case for Pop Smoke’s Twitter account. It hasn’t been updated since his last tweets before his tragic murder.

Not long before his death, Pop Smoke was mainly using his account to plug his latest music, as well as his upcoming tour of the United Kingdom, which was sadly never to happen.

Instagram

Pop Smoke has an official public verified Instagram account. The account handle is @realpopsmoke. On this platform, Pop Smoke has nearly four million followers, and the account itself is following one hundred and sixty two people in return.

Although many social media accounts for deceased celebrities tend to continue to be updated by management after their deaths in order to keep them alive, this isn’t the case for Pop Smoke’s Instagram account. It hasn’t been updated since his last posts before his tragic murder.

Not long before his death, Pop Smoke was mainly using his account to plug his latest music, as well as his upcoming tour of the United Kingdom, which was sadly never to happen.

LinkedIn

Pop Smoke did not have a public professional LinkedIn account. This isn’t surprising, given many people in the entertainment industry don’t seem to find a need for the exact sort of networking that LinkedIn tends to provide its more business world focused clientele.

TikTok

Pop Smoke has an official public verified TikTok account. His account handle is @realpopsmoke. On this platform, Pop Smoke has 3.3 million followers and 18.8 million likes. The account is only following 3 people in return.

Although none of Pop Smoke’s other social media accounts have been updated much if at all since his death, his management continues to update his TikTok with clips from the music videos for the posthumous album of his music that they released shortly after he died, to great success and acclaim.

Even though it came out after his death, this album alone contributed a great deal to Pop Smoke net worth.


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Pop Smoke: Height, Weight

Pop Smoke’s height was estimated to be 5 feet, 10 inches, which is 177.8 in centimeters. At the time of his death, Pop Smoke’s weight is estimated to have been 160.93 pounds, or 73 kilos. As this is not a matter of public record, however, that cannot be confirmed. Pop Smoke’s hair color was black. Pop Smoke’s eye color was dark brown. Pop Smoke’s shoe size was 9 ½ US.

Pop Smoke Net Worth & Bio Summary

NamePop Smoke
Real NameBashar Barakah Jackson
AgeDeceased
Place of BirthBrooklyn, New York, USA
OccupationRapper
Net Worth Estimate$2 Million