Fans Are Remembering Pop Smoke on What Would Have Been Rapper's 21st Birthday

Fans flooded social media with memories and thoughts of Pop Smoke on what would have been the rapper's 21st birthday on Monday.

Photos of the Brooklyn-born rapper, clips of past performances, endearing fan moments and messages of appreciation were shared far and wide as Smoke's followers remembered his life and the music he blessed them with before his untimely death in early 2020. "I sometimes forget how young Pop Smoke was. He had so much left to do in this world but his impact is everlasting. Happy Birthday Woo! #PopSmoke," one fan wrote on Twitter on Monday.

I sometimes forget how young Pop Smoke was. He had so much left to do in this world but his impact is everlasting. Happy Birthday Woo! #PopSmoke

— Jas (@JasTayler) July 20, 2020

While the late rapper, whose birth name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, received an outpouring of love on social media, Smoke's camp revealed plans to honor him in his old neighborhood with a social-distance-friendly celebration marking the first annual Pop Smoke Day. "Happy Birthday Pop Smoke, An amazing artist who showed so much love & appreciation. His foundation is celebrating with a full day of fun for the local kids in the community," media maven Karen Civil announced in a Twitter post.

Happy Birthday Pop Smoke, An amazing artist who showed so much appreciation & love to everyone.

His foundation is celebrating with a day full of fun for the local kids in the community.

Love to Steven, Rico & Shiv for continuing the work he wanted to do for his community.

— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) July 20, 2020

The "Welcome to the Party" rapper's birthday arrived just as the deluxe edition of his posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon arrived on Monday, giving fans the chance to celebrate him by listening to 15 new songs that have since been added to the album. The album includes multiple features from musicians including Burna Boy, Davido, MnB Rock, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign, Queen Naija and Jamie Foxx.

Fans Remember Pop Smoke on Rapper's Birthday
Pop Smoke performs during the Astroworld Festival at NRG Stadium on November 9, 2019, in Houston, Texas. Smoke's fans celebrated his 21st birthday on July 20, 2020. SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images

Steven Victor, owner of the Victor Victor Label Smoke was formerly managed by, confirmed on Instagram that even more new music from Smoke would release in the coming months. To honor Smoke's birthday, Victor shared an slew of photos of the rapper performing and replied to a fan's comment about plans for more posthumous albums in the future.

"There will be. Also a project pop, melo, axl & ricobeats were working on," Victor wrote.

Smoke was shot and killed inside a Hollywood Hills home he was renting in Los Angeles in February.

Two suspects involved in Smoke's death, 19-year-old Corey Walker and 18-year-old Keandre Rodgers, were hit with murder charges including a special circumstance allegation that could make them eligible for the death penalty if convicted, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced on July 13. Meanwhile, two minors whose identities have not been released were also charged with one count each of murder and robbery in juvenile court over the incident. The DA's Office also noted that a fifth person was also arrested in connection to the killing of Smoke, however, no charges have been pressed as of yet.

See a few more posts from Smoke's fans below.

#PopSmoke didn't even get a chance to celebrate his 21st birthday smh 😔💫

— NEL$ON (@nelsonn_x33) July 20, 2020

that #PopSmoke deluxe got me like

— Stringer Bell (@croydonruntings) July 20, 2020


— W💫💫 (@eightinchglizzy) July 20, 2020

Today would’ve been his 21st birthday RIP GO STREAM SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON DELUXE #PopSmoke

— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@judybobudyy) July 20, 2020

#PopSmoke 💫 Deluxe Day
! Crazy to think he would of only been turning 21 real shame 🙏🏽

— Ashleigh (@AshleighhSR) July 20, 2020

Happy birthday to an artist that was taken from this Earth too soon. You’re reaching greatness from up there now. 🕊 @popsmoke

— xoxo - (@dianamlxo) July 20, 2020