It’s a sad day for the hip-hop community. Rapper Big Pokey, a beloved artist known for his gritty raps and deep lyrics, has passed away at 43. His family has confirmed the news on his social media accounts earlier today. As friends and fans process their grief, many are coming together to remember his life and career.
American rapper, Big Pokey, unfortunately passed away on October 3, 2020 due to cancer. He was a Houston legend and, without a doubt, immensely respected in the hip-hop and rap communities. The announcement of his death came on Twitter and was confirmed by his label, Screwed Up Records.
Big Pokey, also known as “the PorkSword,” is best known for his albums “Dueces Wild” and “Dat’s How it Happen to ‘Em”. His songs are ubiquitous in Houston and resonate within the rap community across the nation. His career in rap music spanned nearly two decades, which included collaborations with the likes of Paul Wall, Z-Ro, and many others.
- Notable Singles: “Award Music,” “Left Right,” “Big Pokey Livin,” and more.
- Notable Albums: “Dueces Wild,” “Dat’s How it Happen to ‘Em,” and more.
It is a tragedy to lose someone too soon, and Big Pokey will be truly missed by all who enjoyed his music and inspiring career. Although he may be gone, his larger-than-life presence and contributions to music will live on in the hearts of his fans.