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FutureStarrPop Smoke Gravesite
The construction of urban areas - how cities were produced and how modern conditions were established - has left traces of the past, slabs of earth full of fragments of objects that describe the origins and early years of those cities. These fragments which have been brought back to life by the narrator, who is walking with a pick-axe in his hand and a lantern on his head, are the spectres of cities clinging to the bones of the new.
TMZ states an employee notified security of the damage to Pop Smoke’s grave on Saturday. The marble plaque, bearing Pop’s real name Bashar Jackson, was cracked and almost completely broken. The outlet is also reporting that an eyewitness noticed drag marks along the ground and it appeared the vandals may have broken into Pop’s tomb. A black concrete slab, possibly used to separate caskets, was also taken out of his gravesite. As REVOLT previously reported, in May, a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detective revealed that a 15-year-old pulled the trigger — over a diamond Rolex — in the fatal shooting of Pop Smoke. The teenager and a group of four other suspects were arrested last year. Pop, who was just 20 years old at the time, was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on February 19.Nearly two years after the rapper was laid to rest following his untimely death, the Brooklyn drill icon’s gravesite at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York was recently disturbed by vandals. Reports note that Pop Smoke’s crypt was broken into with the marble marking stone covering cracked into pieces. Marks on the ground around the crypt also lead investigators to believe that Pop Smoke’s casket may have been dragged out of the tomb.
Evidence the vandals attempted to pull the casket out is also present, with drag marks dug into the ground. The eyewitness explained the concrete slab that would presumably sit over Pop Smoke’s casket appeared to separate his body from another right above him. The black rectangular object in the photo was reportedly part of Pop Smoke’s wall enclosure.In the wake of Pop Smoke’s death, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and returned to the top spot three months later. The success of his debut album was a sign of what was to come for the burgeoning rapper — unfortunately for Pop Smoke and his fans, his future will never be realized.Pop Smoke’s plaque has since been replaced with a blank slab and caution tape now surrounds the area, but it’s still obvious some significant damage was done. New York, NY – Pop Smoke was shot and killed in February 2020 during a botched robbery in the Hollywood Hills, cutting his life criminally short. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was laid to rest at Green-Wood Cemetery south of Prospect Park, not far from where he grew up. (Source: hiphopdx.com)