Pop Smoke rose from obscurity to national fame thanks to his deep raspy voice and gritty gangsta rhymes, leading the Brooklyn drill movement as one of its leaders and becoming known for his menacing bangers, working alongside everyone from Travis Scott and Quavo of Migos to Quavo himself.
This track from his debut mixtape showcases a menacing 808, an echoing snare drum, and distant piano chords reminiscent of classic DMX songs. Relentless flows and his trademark style characterize this powerful banger.
1. Welcome To The Party
Bashar Barakah Jackson, better known by his stage name Pop Smoke of Brooklyn bad boy rapper Bashar Barakah Jackson’s new single released April 2019 under this moniker is an ode to his wild lifestyle which involves drugs and gun violence.
This song marked the mainstream introduction of drill music, making the year-end lists for Complex, Pitchfork, and Time in 2019. Additionally, a remix with Nicki Minaj was released as well as a UK version featuring Skepta.
Gabrielle Union brings to life this delightful story about parents waiting longingly for a baby’s arrival, illustrated with beautiful illustrations and featuring an inspiring message – making this an engaging read with great illustrations! Available exclusively on Wynk.
2. Christopher Walking
Christopher Walken, famous for playing eccentric roles like Max Shreck in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns and Captain Koons in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, first gained widespread acclaim when dancing in Fatboy Slim’s 2001 music video Weapon of Choice directed by Spike Jonze – moving around a deserted hotel lobby as Spike Jonze directed.
Smoke’s minimal, bass-heavy production on this track was instrumental in his rise to fame. A bold highlight from ‘Meet The Woo 2’ mixtape, it even received support from Migos veteran Quavo who sings on its chorus.
Smoke’s song ‘PTSD’ stands out in his discography with its spoken approach to storytelling and powerful, uplifting lyrics; you can stream or download this track on Wynk Music now!
Pop Smoke brought his lively Brooklyn drill sound to the hip-hop world and won them over with infectious mixtapes and collaborations, particularly ‘Gatti’ with its intricate production and dynamic flow from him. His career took off quickly.
Bashar Barakah Jackson, better known by his stage name Pop Smoke, rose quickly from obscurity to fame within months, captivating audiences with his deep and raspy voice, gritty rhymes about life on city streets, and hard-hitting trap beats. Unfortunately he was cut down so early by being murdered in a home invasion on February 19, 2020.
Dax sings an emotive ballad about the hard times many individuals go through and encourages those feeling down to rise up and try again. Additionally, this song touches upon themes related to depression which often lead to feelings of suicidality in sufferers.
This rap song describes the difficulties soldiers experience when returning home after having experienced war-related trauma, and can be extremely triggering for those who have also been through similar situations. But help is always available if someone is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Smoke’s debut mixtape ‘Meet the Woo’ brought his debut single, Christopher Walking, which immediately got people talking in hip-hop circles. Blending drill and trap with an infectiously festive beat, his voice perfectly complimented by production that shouts party.
“Invincible” takes many of the typical superhero tropes viewers are familiar with and flips them on their heads, creating compelling characters with plenty of angst and drama. Sandra Oh and J.K Simmons standout among an excellent cast that includes J.K. Simmons’ disinterested role as Mark’s father – providing plenty of angst and tension throughout. Additionally, its gory, violent edge stands out in an age where most superhero media has become over-the-top and cynical; providing viewers with an exciting ride through superheroes versus gangsters!
6. Shake The Room
Pop Smoke was an emerging rapper with an unforgettable voice who captured audiences all across his city. His gravelly vocals blended perfectly with experimental production on this song; featuring a chorus that sounds similar to chanting, this single made an impactful statement about hip hop culture itself.
Quavo appears on “Shake The Room,” an explosive track from late Brooklyn rapper Tupac Shakur’s second mixtape ‘Meet The Woo 2″. Directed by designer, OFF-WHITE founder and Louis Vuitton artistic director Virgil Abloh’s visual shows Quavo and other rappers driving through Paris aboard a Ferrari Pista.
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Pop Smoke made his mark in hip-hop with “Dior”, his debut single to reach Billboard charts and prove his talent. The infectious beat and lyrics that perfectly showcased his party lifestyle made this an instant classic.
Pop Smoke’s song production on this track recalls early 2000s bling-era sounds while mixing well with his modern drill style. Twinkling piano keys lead into an uptempo bass-boosted tune reminiscent of early 2000s bling-era sound; it featured on his mixtape ‘Shoot for the Moon, Aim for the Stars’ and became one of his biggest posthumous hits.
Smoke pays a tribute to 50 Cent’s iconic hook from ‘Many Men,’ using his growling voice and steady flows as part of an epic collaboration that also includes Lil Tjay who adds his trademark croaky rhymes for an explosive result.
8. Hawk Em
Pop Smoke’s gang-inspired raps often featured themes of gun violence; this one, however, pays tribute to an exclusive clothing store and shows his high fashion sense in an approachable manner. He flaunts it proudly as well.
Pop Smoke outshone Quavo from Migos on this track from his “Meet the Woo 2″ mixtape ‘Dior”, one of its highlights featuring flawless flow and captivating adlibs.
Smoke’s growling voice was integral to his music, as evidenced by this tee with its clean background that puts its focus on logos in each panel and their black design contrasting against metallic “Hawk Em” logos and smoking holes. Now available at VLONE online store.
9. 44 Bulldog
Pop Smoke was an extraordinary talent who left us far too soon. He charted on multiple tracks with numerous collaborations over two mixtapes and his posthumous debut album.
Sheff G, Sleepy Hallow and Fresh G’s remix of a Drake track showcases his remarkable ability to rap about violence and power with ease. His iconic guttural bark and intricate drill beat production make this song truly shine.
Pop was determined to turn away from his violent past. He inspired young kids not to join gangs and founded his own nonprofit foundation for youth in need. This song served as an appropriate tribute; it peaked at number nine on the US Billboard charts and appeared as part of Pop’s ‘Meet the Woo 2’ mixtape.
10. Invincible (Remix)
Pop Smoke became one of the faces of Brooklyn’s burgeoning drill scene through his confident delivery and eccentric production style, best illustrated in this track from his “Meet the Woo” mixtape with Quavo co-sign. This track stands as one of the strongest examples of his talents.
Skillet’s remix to Feel Invincible became an instantaneous hit, propelling back up the charts and becoming their first Hot Christian Songs No.1 single. You can stream and download your favorite Pop Smoke songs through Wynk Music; get access to new songs and albums with just one subscription, and easily create personalized playlists for any special event or occasion – so start listening now!