Eddie Huang remembers late rapper and ‘Boogie’ star Pop Smoke: ‘He wasn’t scared of anything’

Eddie Huang remembers late rapper and ‘Boogie’ star Pop Smoke: ‘He wasn’t scared of anything’


The booming career of pop smoke was tragically cut short on February 19, 2020, when a 20-year-old rapper was shot dead during a domestic attack and attempted robbery at the house where he was living in Hollywood. It was rented in the hills.

Just months before his death, the Brooklyn-born hip-hop star Bashar Jackson finished shooting his first film. That movie, BoogieThe first film, directed by Eddie Huang, is now dedicated to Jackson as he hits theaters this weekend. The story of the coming age follows a Chinese-American high school basketball star in New York (Taylor Takahash’s Tytler Baylor) as she joins Jackson as Bogey’s cross-city rival monk, with high expectations and heavy family drama. Is in the grip of.

“Before I made this film and I was like, ‘Look, this is for my family and this is to represent the Chinese overseas in the US,’ but this is a pop film,” Huang, whose life was affected Hit site work Boot off fresh“It’s really dedicated to the Pope. I really miss my brother. The movie changed once I met him,” Yahoo told Entertainment in a new interview (see above).

Pop smoke and Eddie Huang on the bogie seat. (Photo: Features of Nicole Revelli / Focus)

One of the biggest changes: Huang originally intended to wrap up the ‘Golden Era’ hip-hop sound of the ’90s, turning the soundtrack around (the center was around Raikon’s Seminal 1995 album). Only 4 Cuban links created) And instead styled it around the more contemporary “Brooklyn Drill” sound that pop smoke popularized.

“They [had] No fear, pop [wasn’t] Huang recalled his impression of Jackson. It also had in its head perhaps the fastest computer processor I’ve ever seen. I could tell the pope something, and he would immediately adapt and make that change. And she wasn’t egoistic about it, and he wouldn’t panic about it. And he won’t be confident about it. That’s all he did.

“But I’ll tell you. Pop isn’t a guy who wants to hurt you. He really does.” [was] A man who was celebrating life all the time. Amazing to be around so happy, so sensitive. And a returned love. He got love back. “

Boogie March 5 opens in theaters.

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