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6ix9ine Pays Tribute To Pop Smoke: ‘I Wish You Was Still Here’

Video Emerges of Man Attempting to Confront 6ix9ine in NYC

6ix9ine is showing respect to fallen rapper Pop Smoke. The sudden death of the Canarsie rapper certainly left a dark cloud over the Hip-Hop community. He was a rising star and a leading force in the Brooklyn Drill movement. Months after Pop Smoke’s unexpected demise, Tekashi 6ix9ine was released.

Prior to his incarceration, the “GOOBA” rapper crowned himself as the King of New York rap scene. During his first IG Live appearance post-incarceration, he reaffirmed that claim. While many could not question him at the time of his arrest due to previous success, many rap peers and Hip-Hops fans changed their opinion following his early release for complying with the feds.

Compton rapper The Game took to Twitter to speak on both New York City rappers.

“Pop Smoke dead but 69 alive. #GuessRatsOutlivingHumansNow”

The Game is not the first rapper, nor will he be the last to comment on 6ix9ine’s run-in with the law. 6ix9ine took the comments to respond saying, “He’s in a better place now… let the man rest.”

The “TROLLZ” rapper took to his own Instagram story to pay his respects to Pop Smoke.

With help from executive producer 50 Cent, Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album, Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon charted at No.1 upon its release, including a number of tracks placing on the Hot 100.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Shoots Music Video in Brooklyn, Seemingly Diss Pop Smoke on Instagram Live

Tekashi 6ix9ine Shoots Music Video in Brooklyn Seemingly Dis Pop Smoke on Instagram Live

Tekashi 6ix9ine is officially finished with home confinement and immediately began trolling.

The disgraced Brooklyn rapper shot a music video in his old neighborhood and took a tour through the borough in a luxurious car.

“IM FREE !! LINK IN BIO LINK IN BIO WHO SAID WE AINT OUTSIDEEEEEE,” 6ix9ine captioned a clip of the video featuring himself and his girlfriend, Jade. “PUNANI 🔥🔥🔥 BROOKLYN THIS MY TOWN NEW YORK THIS MY CITYYYY YOU HEAR ME!?!?! KING OF FUCKING NEW YORK YA COULD NEVA DO WHAT I DID AND BE OUTSIDE DUMMY!”

Tekashi also took the time out to respond to Pop Smoke’s surprise diss on his new album. “Y’all not gonna RIP me … Y’all not gonna put me on a T-shirt.” He continued, “I’ll let y’all n*ggas be gangsta, y’all too gangsta for me.”

The DUMMY BOY rapper initially responded, “Let that man rest… rip the woo” when the album dropped on July 3rd. But he admitted that he took the high road because he was on house arrest at the time.

Pop dissed 6ix9ine on his Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon cut, “Gangstas.” He rapped, “On set that’s some real sh*t n***a/ I don’t want none of that extra loud shit/ This ain’t none of that rainbow hair shit/ this the real straight shit..”

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Pop Smoke Reportedly Refused to Cooperate With Authorities to Snitch on Crips Before he Passed

Pop Smoke Reportedly Refused to Cooperate With Authorities to Snitch on Crips Before he Passed

The NY Post reports that authorities were trying to get Pop Smoke to snitch on the Crips when he was arrested for allegedly possessing a stolen Rolls-Royce Wraith in December 2019.

The cops believed he had information that can help them because they allegedly had footage of him driving the Wraith in reverse near a scene of a crime.

Pop was allegedly pressured to give information on the 823 Crips, GS9, and other street gangs but his lips were sealed.

“Any conversation with Pop about cooperation was a very short one,” the rapper’s lawyer Peter Frankel said. “It’s something he would never entertain doing.”

Frankel also believes that he was charged with federal grand theft auto to pressure him to spill tea.

“They hoped the force of the federal indictment would persuade him to cooperate — meet and speak with them,” he continued. “It’s not uncommon for the federal government to become involved in an investigation when they believe that doing so will help them in a way a state court prosecution may not be able to do”

NYPD’s attempts were unsuccessful and the late Brooklyn rapper posted a $250,000 bond, agreed to stay away from known gang members and submitted drug tests as apart of his pretrial conditions.

These conditions are the reason he couldn’t perform at the BK Drip Concert at Kings Theater with Sheff G, Fivio Foreign, and more. A field intelligence agent got a memo that

“8 Trey Cowboy Crip, 90’s G-Stone Crip, Slattery Boys, and Vice Lords” would be in attendance.

“Furthermore, these artists have been identified by the NYPD as perpetrators with violent criminal histories, with the defendant and one of the other artists remaining persons of interest in a non-fatal shooting that took place in Queens on Jan. 4,” the memo reads.

Pop Smoke maintained his innocence and this situation could’ve been motivation for his Quavo and Future collaboration, “Snitchin.”

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50 Cent’s Son Marquise Replaces His Dad in His Top 5 with Pop Smoke

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Fans of 50 Cent and the vast majority of the Hip-Hop community know that the rapper and TV executive has a fractured relationship with his son Marquise.

Believe eat or not, Marquise still had his dad in his Top 5 rappers of all-time. But now, 50 is on the outside in as he was replaced by Pop Smoke. Marquise detailed why on Instagram Live.

“I told n***as I was replacing 50 in my top 5 for Pop Smoke,” he said. “He had both. He could do what 50 do, he sounds like him, and he has melody.”

Do you think Marquise means it or is he trolling just like his pops? Check it out below.

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Pop Smoke Made The Soundtrack Of A Lost Summer

New Yorkers love music – loud music. Everyone who has been in New York in summer knows that the New Yorkers play music in their cars with exceptional stereo systems, and even carry around portable speakers, not to mention the headphones. Pop Smoke was the voice that probably everyone in New York could recognize in 2019 he was listened to so much. The rapper, whose birth name is Bashar Barakah Jackson was born in July 1999. He became very popular with his “Welcome to the Party,” the first single of his mixtape that was heard all over New York all summer. His music is such a good representation of New York energy and character, self-confidence, and rebellious. 2019 was so successful for Pop Smoke that everybody predicted a grand year for him in 2020. However, Pop Smoke, who was just 20 years old, was murdered in his home in Los Angeles in February 2020. This summer his music is a soundtrack to both his and his city’s tragic fate. New York is one of the places that suffered the most from the devastating virus resulting in the death of tens of thousands of New Yorkers and the quietest New York summer in our lifetime. Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon his debut studio album was released at the beginning of July 2020 by Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records. The album has collaborations with artists Roddy Ricch, Tyga, Quavo, Future, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Swae Lee, Rowdy Rebel, 50 Cent, Karol G, and Lil Tjay, and King Combs. After the death of Pop Smoke, his song “Dior” became even more popular. After the murder of George Floyd, the protesters around the country and in New York play the song on the demonstrations of the Black Lives Matter movement along with YG’s inflammatory “FDT” and other songs.

Canadian Casinos hosting live performances

After the tragic death of Pop, his songs changed different movements and even the biggest entertainment venues in North America. Fans believe that even US and Canadian casino venues use Pop’s tracks for guests. In 2019, Pop Smoke had many private shows in the US and Canada. He has performed in wild casino shows that were accessible to only rich guests. Casino venues throw some crazy parties where big rappers and hip-hop performers have a live show and meanwhile people can enjoy the casino vip rewards created only for this occasion. Guests believe that Pop Smoke’s private shows in casino venues were wild and the most exciting thing. After his death, a new album and especially a few tracks of Pop turned into an anthem for the tragic 2020 that the whole world and the rapper’s homeland the United States saw. His songs will forever remain linked to this year’s events. It is not clear yet if there is any performer that will be granted the honor and the right to perform these songs for the public audiences. At the moment, there are no venues across the United States and Canada that might offer any live performances. However, as Canada entered phase one of the reopening, Canadian casinos might start hosting events and live performances for a small number of VIP guests. 

50 Cent criticizes Pop Smoke’s team over posthumous album release

50 Cent commented on the release of the album Shoot For the Stars Aim For the Moon, criticizing the Pop Smoke team for mishandling the album. The Pop Smoke first studio album Shoot For the Stars Aim For the Moon was released June 3 and will probably be No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the United Kingdom, the album repeated 50 Cent’s success by reaching record highs for a debut by an international artist in the UK charts, 17 years after 50 Cent. 50 Cent was an executive producer of the album and he shared on the Instagram that he is “not feeling the way the guys involved with Pop’s project are handling things” adding that he will not be collaborating with the team further.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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50 Cent Teases Pop Smoke’s “The Woo” Video With Roddy Ricch

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50 Cent continues to go all out for his late mentee, Pop Smoke.

The G-Unit CEO served as the executive producer for Pop’s posthumous number one album, Shoot For the Stars, Aim For The Moon. Upon his shocking death, Fif vowed to complete the album. He fulfilled his promise and has seen its success. Last week 50 announced that he will no longer work with the parties involved with Pop Smoke going forward.

The Power television producer took to Instagram to tease the visuals for “The Woo” track featuring Roddy Ricch. The track is one of the many standouts from Pop Smoke’s album. It debuted at No. 11 on the Hot 100 charts, only five spots below “For The Night.”

According to 50 Cent, the video is set to drop on Monday, July 20. Pop Smoke would be celebrating his 21st birthday on that day if he was here.

Check out the preview below.

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Pop Smoke Officially Secures No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

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Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon will make its debut on top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album released on July 3, will take the top slot with 251,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 9.

The release was the debut studio album for the late rapper. The album has the sixth biggest debut of 2020 and the third-largest for a Hip-Hop album. The three Hip-Hop efforts ahead of him are Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake and Eminem’s Music to be Murdered By.

The album also is the fourth-largest streaming effort of the year as it brought in 268.44 million on-demand streams. Shoot for the Stars also became the first posthumous album to hit the no.1 slot since XXXTentacion’s 2018 effort Skins.

Aside from the success of the album, authorities in California have arrested five men that they believe are associated with the murder of the NYC rapper earlier this year.

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50 Cent Expresses Disappointment With Business Behind Pop Smoke’s Album: ‘I’m gonna be unavailable moving forward’

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It looks like 50 Cent does not feel appreciated. The New York rapper and businessmen played an essential in preparing and releasing Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album, Shoot For the Stars, Aim for the Moon. Following the Canarsie rapper’s untimely death, 50 vowed to help finish the project. He kept word on his promise and served as the executive producer for the project.

50 took to Instagram to express his frustration with behind the scenes business regarding Pop Smokes recent album.

“Not everything that I do is based on finances and money,” started Fif. “I’m not taking anything from the proceeds from anything that has anything to do with this project. It is completely about how I felt about the kid when we were talking.”

The For Life executive producer viewed Pop Smoke as his mentee. His superstar status was undeniable. In that regard, he used his resources to assure that his mentee’s project was completed. Prior to his untimely death, Pop Smoke was managed and signed to Steve Victor’s, Victor Victor record label. There is no word whether or not 50’s issues is with Steve Victor, but 50 is exiting stage left when it comes to any business regarding Pop Smoke’s album.

“I got it (the album) to this points.. it’s gonna be the #1 album,” Fif captioned. “I’m gonna be unavailable moving forward.. peace.”

Before the album’s release, Virgil Abloh was hired to create the cover art. The first draft of the art was met with much displeasure by fans, including 50. He continued to post artist who created their own versions of the cover. The final product was produced by Virgil and met with public approval.

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50 Cent Targets Cops After Just Now Making Pop Smoke Murder Arrests: “What The F**k Was The Police Waiting For His Album To Drop Too”

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New York rapper 50 Cent is low-key big mad at law enforcement right now. The hip-hop heavyweight has singled out cops for finally making arrests in the murder of Brooklyn native Pop Smoke.

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On Thursday, Fifty went to his social media pages and kept it 100 on the busts going down. The hip-hop star questioned why it took nearly 5 months to land people in handcuffs.

“👀oh sh*t, what the f*ck was the police waiting for his album to drop too. R.I.P Pop smoke #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Twitter

High-Key Details

Thursday reports revealed five people, including three adults and two juveniles, had been taken in by police. While the charges haven’t been revealed yet, the arrests are related to his murder investigation.

Our law enforcement sources tell us the LAPD served multiple search warrants around Los Angeles early Thursday morning, and 5 people were arrested on warrants in connection to the rapper’s murder. Sources tell us 3 adults and 2 juveniles were arrested. It’s unclear what the suspects are being charged with, but we’re told all 5 will be interviewed by police and then booked. (TMZ)

Wait, There’s More

In May 2020, reports surfaced about law enforcement getting delayed in its murder investigation of Pop Smoke. Issues ultimately related to the global COVID-19 and coronavirus pandemic.

When detectives are able to investigate, we’re told they still try to go out and safely speak face-to-face with people in an attempt to gather evidence … but that’s been a challenge already in this case. As we first told you … cops were running into witness issues in the case, as people were either refusing to talk about Pop’s death or providing unreliable info. On a more positive note … our sources say investigators are hoping the rapper’s upcoming posthumous debut album will renew interest in the case, get people talking, and drum up tips and new leads. (TMZ)

Before You Go

A few weeks ago, Pop Smoke’s family announced a non-profit foundation called Shoot For The Stars. Smoke’s mom talked about putting together the organization shortly before his death.

“Today, the family of Bashar “Pop Smoke” Jackson is announcing SHOOT FOR THE STARS, a (501(c)(3)) foundation established by Pop Smoke prior to his passing and led by his mother. “The foundation is meant to inspire inner city youth to do just what the name states, ‘shoot for the stars,’” Ms. Jackson says, “and help urban youth everywhere turn their pain into champagne by making their dreams a reality.” “As [Bashar] traveled around the city, he realized that the technology he had access to during his school years was not the norm for urban schools.” Says Ms. Jackson. “It was great fun brainstorming and planning [Shoot for the Stars] with him. I am looking forward to working with the team he put together before he was so tragically taken from us.” With everything happening in the world today, I know Bashar would feel the urgency of need, now more than ever before, He strived to inspire youth and would have loved to see people playing his music and dancing in the streets while they marched in the fight for equality and justice. He made music, not only for the kids in his neighborhood but around the world, to inspire them to dream big regardless of their situation. The hope he carried for the next generation will live on through Shoot for the Stars. It was something that was very important to him and we’re honored to continue his legacy. This is only the beginning.” In summary, Ms. Jackson shares, “We make this announcement and look forward to Pop’s debut album via Victor Victor.”” -Steven Victor’s Instagram

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Today, the family of Bashar "Pop Smoke" Jackson is announcing SHOOT FOR THE STARS, a (501(c)(3)) foundation established by Pop Smoke prior to his passing and led by his mother. "The foundation is meant to inspire inner city youth to do just what the name states, 'shoot for the stars,'" Ms. Jackson says, "and help urban youth everywhere turn their pain into champagne by making their dreams a reality." "As [Bashar] traveled around the city, he realized that the technology he had access to during his school years was not the norm for urban schools." Says Ms. Jackson. "It was great fun brainstorming and planning [Shoot for the Stars] with him. I am looking forward to working with the team he put together before he was so tragically taken from us." With everything happening in the world today, I know Bashar would feel the urgency of need, now more than ever before, He strived to inspire youth and would have loved to see people playing his music and dancing in the streets while they marched in the fight for equality and justice. He made music, not only for the kids in his neighborhood but around the world, to inspire them to dream big regardless of their situation. The hope he carried for the next generation will live on through Shoot for the Stars. It was something that was very important to him and we're honored to continue his legacy. This is only the beginning." In summary, Ms. Jackson shares, "We make this announcement and look forward to Pop's debut album via Victor Victor."

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Five Men Arrested for Pop Smoke’s Murder

Five Men Arrested for Pop Smoke’s Murder

The Los Angeles Police have five people in custody in connection to Pop Smoke’s murder. Three adult males and two juvenile males were arrested but all other details are under wraps.

“LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males & two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder of Bashar Jackson, a New York based rapper known as Pop Smoke. We will provide further details as they become available,” the LAPD tweeted.

Previous reports suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down the investigation, but Steven Victor recently revealed that they were closer than a few months ago to getting justice for the beloved Brooklyn rapper. 
The “Dior” rapper was gunned down in a rented Beverly Hills residence, but oddly, the early morning 911 call came from the East Coast. When LAPD arrived on the scene, he was found suffering from multiple wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

His posthumous debut album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, was released on July 3rd. The star-studded collection features 50 Cent, Quavo, Tyga, Roddy Ricch, and more. The deluxe version is scheduled to be released on Pop Smoke’s 21st birthday.

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