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POP SMOKE

Bashar Barakah Jackson

July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020

Pop Smoke began his musical career in 2018 with his single “MPR“. He rose to fame with “Welcome to the Party” & “Dior” in 2019.

Following his rise to fame, Rico Beats introduced him to Steven Victor, where he signed a recording contract with, Victor Victor Worldwide & Republic Records. He released his debut mixtape Meet the Woo in July 2019.

His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, was released on February 7, 2020 & debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, becoming the rapper’s first top-10 project in the United States.

Less than two weeks after the mixtape’s release, Pop Smoke was murdered during a home invasion in Los Angeles. New York rapper 50 Cent was the executive producer of his posthumous debut studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, released on July 3, 2020.

DMV Stand Up – We Winning… XXL Issa Takeover Magazine takes our time, and pulls the most informative articles together for you, in every #specialedition, in an effort to answer your questions, and fill you in; as it relates to the life and unfortunate demise of such iconic and talented artists. Please grab yourself a copy, from Walmart Marketplace and share the purchase link with your friends and family as well. FYI:, We also paid homage to Takeoff, for our November print as well.

Sidebar: Let’s stand for something TOGETHER or ignore the crazy gun violence occurring onna regular basis, subsequently falling for anything 😑

Thanking you in advance πŸ’―

As always #SeeYouAtTheTOP

-Passion ❀️

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SRO Tyler McRae Should Not Be Working As An Officer & Should Be Charged Criminally NOW!!!

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION

Disturbing video shows school resource officer grabbing student by the NECK, pulling on his HAIR and dragging him down gym’s bleachers after opting out of kickball, because he was feeling sick’

Hamilton County Sheriff Austin Garrett, who overlooks McRae’s position as a school resource officer/deputy, said he was notified immediately after the incident and says he intends to carefully review the case.

“I understand this is a sensitive issue to many in our community,” Garrett said in a September 20 statement; while guaranteeing the release of the bodycam footage.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Meanwhile, the Chattanooga Clergy for Justice is demanding Sheriff Garrett to remove McRae from his position immediately.

The organization continued: ‘He was removed from the streets *(present at a controversial strip search) and put over the care of our children. Why was this officer ever placed as an SRO at a school? No child, regardless of age, should feel unsafe in school.’

“Earlier today, we heard from the students at East Ridge High School, during a peaceful and respectful student-led demonstration, in the school’s football stadium,” school officials wrote.

Tauris Sledge, 18, was pushed and pulled around by a Tennessee officer at East Ridge High School after refusing to leave the school gym on September 20.

Hamilton County School Resource Deputy Tyler McRae first attempted to intervene in between an argument with Sledge and his PE coach before the situation escalated

Sledge told his coach multiple times he was unwell to play kickball and grew frustrated after repeatedly attempting to explain his situation

The student then attempted to walk away from McRae, before being grabbed by the neck minutes later, after Sledge refused to exit the gym, afterwards the student was pepper sprayed in the face, to the point where he couldn’t breathe. You’re still going to resist? McRae questioned. You want some more dude? That’s fine cause I have a whole can.” “Why are you harassing me, Sledge said, while yelping in agony. I can’t breathe.”

Sledge was unresponsive for several seconds as McRae pulled him to the group, and attempted to yank off his backpack.

Later, these words were exchanged:

Get your hand off me,’ Sledge responded, as some students lingered on the bleachers, and others played basketball. ‘You got five seconds to get your hands off me.’

“What the f**k are you going to do, McRae said. Smh 😩

I ask EVERYONE, who’s sickened & outraged by all of the gut wrenching awful clips; that’s all over the web, to please not only sign this petition, asking for Sherrif Austin Garrett to not only terminate Officer McRae, but to open up an investigation, through Internal Affairs; where all of his skeletons can be exposed & we ask District Attorney Coty Wamp to please lodge whatever fitting criminal charges against him as well.

Adults shouldn’t even be treated so crude, make less a teenager, who’s repeatedly screaming “I’m not resisting”. Coupled with the fact that he was ever so careful to make sure that his peers was filming the officer’s traumatizing, humiliating & uncalled for beat down & I thank each student, who participated in the “walk out”, in support of Tauris.

Everything happens for a reason, no doubt & grant it, Tauris was wrong for cursing and being so angry, I will admit that. However, without a shadow of doubt, the way the officer swung him by his hair and sprayed him in his face, with pepper spray, was totally excessive & didn’t only appear to be coming from a personal place of hate; but it really seems like he’s in the wrong line of work altogether.

Just my opinion, but could there be a silent lil sneaky vendetta in the air? Being as I’m sure he weighs over 135 (mere guess), so to be swinging him by ONLY his hair is outrageous & it simply don’t look like the officer is able to hold up to the rules, regulations, job title, objectives, expectations, etc., of his current position; as it relates to “protect & serve”, considering how fast he went from 0 to πŸ’―.

So, we’ll help you move on along & hopefully find your niche; perhaps MMA Fighting will suffice, who knows. But, one thing WE THE PEOPLE are completely sure of, is it ain’t the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, you gave them a black eye, as you represent them & your callous acts reflect on them poorly.

Yes, I see that he opted to “step down”. But, ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! We gon need you to leave the force πŸ…ΏοΈeriod πŸ” Before you get the chance to make one of our brown boys a statistic. Stick a fork in him … He’s DONE πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

Tauris didn’t get to choose his outcome & was forced to undergo the most heinous amount of brutally imaginable; to the point that I’m surprised that there wasn’t already a petition circulating about your disgusting a**, then to add insult to injury, he wasn’t allowed to calmly leave with his dad smh 🀯. Instead, you had to meet your quota; I’m assuming & even if that wasn’t your motivation, you still further hurt this man, by unnecessarily hauling him off to jail. What is it with you guys being overly determined to be power driven?

To add, there’s mention of you (McRae), allegedly having other complaints (mentioned above) & I’m guessing that’s why you decided to return to regular patrol… NOT!

Those videos are extremely hard to watch period, so much that I actually shed a tear for that young man & you should really be ashamed of yourself.

As always #SeeYouAtTheTOP

-Passion ❀️

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#Yessirski It’s official, our #Takeoff #specialedition #magazine has dropped & you can find the link in my #IG & #Twitter #instabio @dmv.standupπŸƒπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ€

#Yessirski It’s official, our #Takeoff #specialedition #magazine has dropped & you can find the link in my #IG & #Twitter #instabio @dmv.standupπŸƒπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ€

You don’t want to miss out on this all-inclusive issue, where we took our time & hand-picked the best tributes made to the fallen artist. No need to search for long periods of time, looking for which blogger/brand/journalist has the most informative article, as we’ve done the work for you already & created a #keepsake, that don’t merely focus on the incident that unfortunately caused his untimely demise, but we instead added quotes, poems & well wishes to him & his family; from all across the globe 🌍

Go now & grab a couple, they’re nice enough to give out to his true fans for the holidays as well πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€

As always #SeeYouAtTheTOP -Passion ❀️

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Kirshnik Khari Ball (June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022), known professionally as #Takeoff (Part 2)

EARLY LIFE:

Takeoff was raised by his mother, along with family members Quavo & Offset. He started making beats & developing rhythms in the seventh grade, but did not start producing music professionally until 2011.

CAREER: 2008–2018:

Early work with Migos: Along with Quavo & Offset, Takeoff began rapping in 2008. The group initially performed under the stage name Polo Club, but eventually changed their name to Migos. The group released their first full-length project, a mixtape titled β€œJuug Season”, on August 25, 2011. They followed with the mixtape β€œNo Label”, on June 1, 2012.

RISE TO PROMINENCE:

Migos initially rose to prominence after the release of their single β€œVersace”, in 2013. The song was remixed by Canadian rapper Drake & peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart & number 31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Their debut studio album, β€œYung Rich Nation”, was released in July 2015 & featured guest appearances from Chris Brown & Young Thug & production from Zaytoven & Murda Beatz. The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200.

FIERY FIRST SINGLE:

Migos achieved their first number one single in 2016 with β€œBad & Boujee” feat Lil Uzi Vert, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of January 21, 2017. The song has gone on to be certified four times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). While he can be seen in one of the background scenes in the music video, Takeoff is not featured nor credited on the song. Takeoff claimed that he was not featured on the song because he was busy at the time of recording.

ICONIC ANSWER:

During filming of Complex’s Everyday Struggle at the BET Awards 2017, he was questioned about his absence by hosts Joe Budden & DJ Akademiks, to which he replied, β€œDo it look like I’m left off β€˜Bad & Boujee’?”. Takeoff’s response caused Budden to leave the set & an altercation between Migos, Budden & their entourages almost took place before it was broken up by security.

As always #SeeYouAtTheTOP -Passion ❀️

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Kirshnik Khari Ball (June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022), known professionally as #Takeoff

Born June 18, 1994 Lawrenceville, Georgia

Died: November 1, 2022 (Age 28) Houston, Texas

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds

Years active: 2008–2022

Occupation: Rapper/Songwriter

Genres: Hip Hop/Trap

Labels: Quality Control; Motown & Capitol

Formerly of Migos, Kirshnik Khari Ball (June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022), known professionally as #Takeoff, was an American rapper. Along with his uncle Quavo & first cousin once removed Offset.

The group scored multiple top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including β€œMotorSport” feat Nicki Minaj & Cardi B, β€œStir Fry”, β€œWalk It Talk It” feat Drake & β€œBad & Boujee” feat Lil Uzi Vert, the latter of which peaked at the top of the chart (although Takeoff was not present on the single). He also received two Grammy Award nominations. The single quickly became an internet sensation, giving birth to a multitude of memes that played off the lyrics β€œrain drop, drop top.” The song got an even bigger boost after β€œAtlanta” creator & star Donald Glover name-dropped the single during an acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

β€œI really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making β€˜Bad & Boujee,’” Glover said at the time. β€œLike that’s the best song ever.” During a recent conversation on the podcast β€œDrink Champs” just days before his death, Takeoff accepted accolades for his stellar performance on the new project.

β€œIt’s time to pop it, you know what I mean? It’s time to give me my flowers, you know what I mean?, Takeoff said. β€œI don’t want them later on when I ain’t here.”

As always #SeeYouAtTheTOP -Passion ❀️

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After a #hiatus #dmvstandup will pay #tribute to #TakeOff with a #magazine dedicated to him RIPπŸ•ŠοΈ

After a lengthy #hiatus, #dmvstandup #dmvstandupwewinning will pay #tribute to the fallen artist #TakeOff @yrntakeoff, in the form of an entire #magazine dedicated to him. Which, chronologically exhibits the quiet, but effective, meaningful, purposeful & determined life he lived, loved & enjoyed πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€

After this horrifying & senseless execution went viral; coupled with the gruesome scenes of other great talented artists, like: #FBGDuck @real_fbgduck063, #YoungDolph @youngdolph, #KingVon @kingvonfrmdao, #Mo3 @hotboymo3, #PNBRock @pnbrock, #XXXTentacion @xxxtentacion, #PopSmoke @realpopsmoke so easily flooded the internet, I decided to back pedal on my efforts, task & assignment for a few ticks, while I try to grasp the concept of all these heinous deaths, that merely trend for a couple of days, then on to the next smh πŸ•ŠοΈ

I’m numb, stagnated & baffled by it all & actually fearful to even highlight our babies from the #DMV, as they’re outta the way, for the most part & not a product of the “industry” chaos that’s been occurring & plaguing our culture, hearts & minds for the past 3 years. I said to myself, I’m good on trynna get them noticed, onna larger scale, just leave them be for now. Then, I wrestled with the fact that my promise; to do everything in my power, to help them level up, would be returned to me void & I had to weigh the odds, for which I decided to stick to the former for a while & refrain from showcasing local artists, until this irresponsible violence passes over 😩

In the interim, I’ll use the time to feature, showcase & pay tribute to the talented Kings & Queens, everywhere, who have left us too soon.

As always it’s still #SeeYouAtTheTOP

-Passion ❀️

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