Two rap icons, Pop Smoke and 50 Cent have been linked due to the similarities in their market and lifestyle. The internet is rolled with questions about how the two rappers are related. But are they related? This article answers the question as you continue to read.
Who Is Pop Smoke?
Bashar Barakah Jackson known professionally as Pop Smoke was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was considered by many to be the face of the Brooklyn drill.
Pop Smoke began his musical career in late 2018 with his debut single, Mpr (Panic Part 3 Remix). Pop Smoke rose to fame with the release of his breakout singles Welcome to the Party and Dior in 2019.
He signed a recording contract with Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records.
He released his debut mixtape Meet the Woo in July 2019. His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, was released on February 7, 2020.
Fellow New York rapper 50 Cent was the executive producer of his posthumous debut studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, released on July 3, 2020.
A year later, Republic Records released Pop Smoke’s second studio album, Faith on July 16, 2021.
Pop Smoke was murdered on February 19, 2020 (aged 20) in Los Angeles, California.
Who Is 50 Cent?
Curtis James Jackson III professionally known as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He has been described as a “master of the nuanced art of lyrical brevity”.
He began pursuing a musical career in 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot, and the album was never released.
In 2002, he was discovered by Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under the aegis of Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
In 2003, he founded G-Unit Records, signing his G-Unit associates Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.
He executive-produced and starred in the television series Power (2014–2020) and is slated to produce its spin-offs.
50 Cent was ranked the sixth-best artist of the 2000s and the third-best rapper (behind Eminem and Nelly) by Billboard.
Rolling Stone ranked Get Rich or Die Tryin and In da Club in its lists of the 100 Best Albums of the 2000s and 100 Best Songs of the 2000s at numbers 37 and 13.
Is Pop Smoke Related To 50 Cent?
The answer is NO. Pop Smoke and 50 Cent were never related in any way or form.