Bashar Jackson, stage name Pop Smoke (Source: Twitter)
American rapper Pop Smoke was pronounced dead at a hospital in Hollywood, after receiving gunshot injuries.
A representative for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirmed the rapper’s death to Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone reported that the Los Angeles police got a call around 4.20 am this morning and responded. It was reported that masked gunmen had broken into the residence where the 20-year-old was staying.
According to Rolling Stone, Pop Smoke was transferred to a local hospital and pronounced dead when he arrived. He had been rushed by ambulance to the West Hollywood Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
No suspects have been caught at current nor identified in relation to the rapper's death.
Pop Smoke, born Bashar Jackson, was from Brooklyn, New York. His transformation from a relatively unknown artist to next-up took place in the span of just a few months. His latest mixtape Meet the Woo 2, debuted at number seven on the Top Ten of the Rolling Stone albums chart.
The rapper was now making a name for himself on the music scene and rose to prominence after the release of his debut album and once one of his songs "Welcome to the Party" gained massive attention and Billboard status.
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