Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke has reportedly been shot dead in his Los Angeles home. He later died in a West Hollywood hospital. He was 20 years old.
The shooting occurred during a home invasion, according to TMZ. The site’s sources claim four masked men with hoodies stormed the house in the Hollywood Hills. There had apparently been a party at the house earlier in the evening. Pop Smoke was pronounced dead on the morning of Wednesday February 19.
Watch: Rapper Pop Smoke shot to death
Pop Smoke had just released the Meet the Woo Vol. 2 mixtape. It followed July 2019’s Meet the Woo, which included the single ‘Welcome to the Party’. The popularity of ‘Welcome to the Party’ led to the production of two separate remixes, featuring Nicki Minaj and Skepta respectively.
Pop Smoke, who was seen as a central figure in Brooklyn drill music, also appeared on 2019’s JackBoys compilation album, put together by Cactus Jack Records and Travis Scott. He’s on the song ‘GATTI’ with Travis Scott.
Watch: JACKBOYS – Gatti (Pop Smoke, Travis Scott)
Meet the Woo Vol. 2 debuted at number seven in the US charts when it came out this month. Quavo, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Charlie Sloth and Lil Tjay all feature on the tape. Pitchfork said Pop’s rapping on Meet the Woo Vol. 2 is “all centered around aggression.”
“In his verses, Pop usually can be heard asking some poor soul to take things outside or threatening more sinister acts of violence,” they wrote.