Bashar Barakah Jackson (born July 20, 1999), known professionally as Pop Smoke, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is signed to Republic Records. In April 2019, he released the song "Welcome to the Party", the lead single of his debut mixtape Meet the Woo (2019) released in July 2019. "Welcome to the Party" was made into two remixes featuring Nicki Minaj and Skepta in August 2019. In October 2019, he featured American rapper Lil Tjay on his single "War". In December 2019, he featured American rapper Calboy on his single "100k on a Coupe" and also collaborated with American rapper Travis Scott a few weeks later on the song, "Gatti", from Scott and his Cactus Jack members' compilation album, JackBoys (2019).