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Pop Smoke fans celebrate his life at procession; star laid to rest at Brooklyn funeral

Canarsie [is] shut down.

That was a text message I received earlier today. Now, it makes sense. Pop Smoke—real name Bashar Barakah Jackson—a native to the area, was laid to rest today. Last month, unfortunately, the rising Brooklyn Drill rapper was murdered in the Hollywood Hills (February 19). To see what it was like during the day in his hometown, watch the clips below.


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