Pop Smoke Has Passed Away At 20 | Genius News

Pop Smoke Has Passed Away At 20 | Genius News


[HOST] Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke has reportedly
died after a home invasion in Hollywood. [HOST] He was 20 years old. [HOST] In less than a year, Smoke went from
the streets of Canarsie, Brooklyn to the forefront of New York’s burgeoning drill scene. POP: “Where I come from, there’s a lot
of shit going. So a lot of people take drugs to ease their
pain, to cope with their problems. When you in the party, you T’d up, there’
not telling what you’re gonna do. Just free, fearless.” [HOST] He even claimed to hold the much coveted
title of the ‘King of New York.’ [HOST] Rhyming over sinister sounding beats
that could score a horror movie, Pop’s singular deep and gravelly voice was a breath of fresh
air in hip-hop. He drew on the lineage of New York greats
like 50 Cent and even interpolated one of his lyrics on the aforementioned “Christopher
Walking” POP: But you said what make bitches love New
York guys? Nope, we just the waviest. You know what I’m saying? Nobody can dress like us, nobody can talk
like us, we different. We look different, we smell different, we
just them niggas. We create the swag. [HOST] His first project, ‘Meet The Woo’
released in July 2019 contained the aforementioned “Welcome to the Party” as well as “Dior.” [HOST] His only Billboard Hot 100 appearance
came from his effort on JACKBOYS, “Gatti” which peaked at 69. [HOST] The backbone of his sound came from
producers Axl Beats and 808Melo and included both the fast paced drums made popular by
Chicago Drill and the sliding 808 popularized by UK Drill & Grime. [HOST] Hip-Hop has had a rough 2020 – from
the passings of Chicago rapper Juice WRLD’s in December 2019 and A$AP member J. Scott
to Nef The Pharaoh’s recent family tragedy. the culture is reeling as another one of its
brightest is taken too soon. [HOST] I’m Jacques Morel with Genius News,
bringing you the meaning and the knowledge behind the music. Peace.

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