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Breaking: Los Angeles police on Thursday arrested five people in connection with the February slaying of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-09/5-arrested-in-shooting-death-of-rapper-pop-smoke-in-hollywood-hills 

Detectives were still trying to determine a motive. However, they do believe they know how the assailants found the home where the rapper was staying  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-09/5-arrested-in-shooting-death-of-rapper-pop-smoke-in-hollywood-hills 

A group of people, including one wearing a mask and armed with a handgun, fatally shot up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke on February 19  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-02-19/up-and-coming-rapper-pop-smoke-killed-in-hollywood-hills-home-by-masked-gunmen-police-say 

In his barely year-old career, Pop Smoke (born Bashar Barakah Jackson), helped found a distinctly Brooklyn variant of drill music.

We explore his impact on rap:  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-02-19/pop-smoke-remaking-sound-center-hip-hop 

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