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Before The Chicks Met This Moment, They Spent Their Whole Careers Preparing For It

What does Dixie mean, exactly? For nearly two centuries, the term has been broadly applied to the American South, specifically the states that seceded from…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm

The Week In Pop

Juice WRLD’s Posthumous Album Is Haunting And Bittersweet

The last track on Juice WRLD's new album is a 30-second spoken-word snippet called "Juice WRLD Speaks From Heaven." This is an unsettling title because…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Status Ain't Hood

The Crushing Finality Of Pop Smoke’s Posthumous Album

It sounded like rupture. It sounded like chaos and disorder. It sounded like the earth opening up and swallowing you. This was the power of…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

More Pop Smoke stories

Stream Pop Smoke’s Deluxe Album With 15 New Tracks

Had he not been murdered in February, today would have been ascendant Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke's 21st birthday. Those managing his legacy have chosen the…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2020 - 9:50 am

5 Arrested In Connection With Pop Smoke’s Murder: Report

Rising Brooklyn rap star Pop Smoke, born Bashar Jackson, was killed in Los Angeles this past February at the age of 20, less than two…
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2020 - 1:43 pm

Stream Pop Smoke’s Posthumous Debut Album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon

The idea of a posthumous debut album sounds like a bad joke, but that's what Pop Smoke has just released. Pop Smoke, the 20-year-old Brooklyn…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2020 - 9:19 am

Virgil Abloh’s Butt-Ugly Pop Smoke Album Cover Will Be Changed After Fan Complaints

Right now, Pop Smoke might be the biggest star in New York rap, even though he's no longer with us. This past February, only 12…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2020 - 9:10 am

Pop Smoke – “Make It Rain” (Feat. Rowdy Rebel)

Back in February, the 20-year-old Brooklyn drill phenom Pop Smoke was murdered in Los Angeles. A few days before his death, I wrote that Pop…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Pusha T Stops Streaming “Hunting Season” Out Of Respect For Pop Smoke

Pusha T has pulled "Hunting Season," his new collaborative track with Jadakiss, from streaming services. In a statement on social media, he explains that it…
Peter Helman | February 22, 2020 - 10:50 am

Lil Tjay Pays Tribute To Pop Smoke On New Song “Forever Pop”

Two days ago, the ascendant New York rap star Pop Smoke was murdered in Los Angeles. He was only 20. Pop Smoke has been making…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2020 - 9:13 am

Pop Smoke Dead At 20

The ascendant Brooklyn rap star Pop Smoke has been murdered. According to TMZ, Pop Smoke was shot and killed early this morning in what appears…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2020 - 9:55 am

Status Ain't Hood

Pop Smoke Could Be New York Rap’s Next Great Demon

Pop Smoke is 20 years old. He sounds like he's 60. He sounds like his vocal chords are made of scorched asphalt and ground-up glass.
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Stream Pop Smoke’s New Mixtape Meet The Woo 2

Last year, the Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke released "Welcome To The Party," the single that might go down in history as the big breakout moment…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2020 - 11:04 am

Status Ain't Hood

Eminem Is Still Angry, Weirdly Compelling On Music To Be Murdered By

What did we expect? What did anyone expect? Eminem's new album Music To Be Murdered By dropped as a clear-blue-sky surprise on Friday, and yet…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2020 - 12:14 pm

Don Q, Sheff G, More Removed From Rolling Loud New York At Police Request

Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request…
Associated Press | October 12, 2019 - 6:16 pm