Pop Smoke, a NY up and coming rapper, was shot and killed Wednesday morning in what appears to be a home invasion robbery. The rapper was at a home in the Hollywood Hills at around 4:30 AM when 2 men wearing hoodies and masks broke into a house ... this according to law enforcement sources. It is said that 2 men fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke. The men were seen fleeing on foot. Pop Smoke was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.
The suspects have not been caught and as far as we know they have not been identified. It's unclear if Pop Smoke knew the shooters. One man was placed in handcuffs but cops determined he was not involved and was released. It is said the 20 year old rapper was renting the Los Angeles home he was murdered in.
Pop Smoke's newest project "Meet the Woo 2" was released just a week ago debuting at #7 on Billboards Album charts. He released part 1 of the same title back in July which featured his hit record "Welcome to the Party," which was remixed by Nicki Minaj and French Montana.
Actress Ja'net Dubois, who entertained audiences for years as Wilona on the hit TV series Good Times has died. She was 74.
According to sources Dubois was discovered by family members who said the actress died unexpectedly in her sleep overnight in her home.
Dubois’ history with Norman Lear productions, first on Good Times and later The Jeffersons, made her more than a household name with black audiences but white audiences as well. She famously sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” the classic “Movin’ On Up.” She also appeared on the classic film"I'm Gonna Get You Sucka", Janet Jackson's "Control" Video Short, "A Different World" and many other iconic culture television and movie films.
XXL Magazine reports; Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders announced on Wednesday (Feb. 26) that he will be holding a rally in Los Angeles on Sunday (Mar. 1) that will feature a performance from Public Enemy.
The event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center with doors opening at 3 p.m. and the rally starting at 5 p.m. Ever since he first launched his bid for president in 2016, Sanders has been endorsed by numerous rappers including Killer Mike, T.I. and Bun B. Even Cardi B has been feeling the Bern. Back in July, when Sanders formally announced his presidential bid for 2020, Bardi sat down with the 78-year-old senator to discuss the future of America.
As for Sanders’ upcoming rally in Los Angeles, Public Enemy’s performance shouldn’t be a surprise as the group has often addressed African-American issues in their music. On Twitter, when 2008 Green Party vice-presidential candidate Rosa A. Clemente acknowledged that Chuck D rarely endorses a presidential candidate, the P.E. frontman replied, “I believe in reparations and a lotta issues none of these folks see-as you know Rosa. But lemme say this to those reading this..having been to 115 countries this planet is on a spin cycle. Rinsed. These political hogwashes are no longer a USA discussion-it’s a 2020 Earthizen one.” However, some people are not happy with P.E. supporting Sanders. One fan tweeted his opposition to Sanders because the senator voted for the 1994 Crime Bill. Chuck D responded to the critic. "Jazzz I don’t expect anything,” he tweeted. “However I do know that this administration now is fit to kill something. Even if you clear to see things .....your social surroundings will have civil cataracts." For more information about Bernie Sanders' rally this weekend, head over to berniesanders.com.