During a heartfelt memorial service, the beloved Houston rapper Big Pokey’s family and friends gathered to honor his life and legacy. The late Milton Powell, better known by his stage name Big Pokey, passed away on June 18 after collapsing on stage at a bar in Beaumont. The funeral service, held in Houston, was attended by notable figures, including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and fellow Houston rappers Paul Wall, Trae Tha Truth, and Slim Thug. Big Pokey’s untimely death at the age of 48 has left a void in the Houston music scene, but his impact and legacy will continue to be cherished by his peers and fans alike.
The Legacy Of Big Pokey Remembered
Houston came together to celebrate the life and legacy of Big Pokey, a revered rapper and influential figure in the city’s music scene. Family, friends, and notable figures from the community gathered to pay their respects during a memorial service held on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the Fountain of Praise church in Houston.
The late rapper, Milton Powell, known by his stage name Big Pokey, tragically passed away on June 18th after collapsing on stage at a bar in Beaumont. His sudden death shocked the music industry and deeply saddened his fans.
During the funeral service, attendees were moved by heartfelt tributes and fond memories shared by those closest to Big Pokey. Among the notable figures in attendance were Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and fellow Houston rappers Paul Wall, Trae Tha Truth, and Slim Thug.
Their presence served as a testament to the impact Big Pokey had on the local community and his profound influence on Houston’s hip-hop culture.
Big Pokey’s untimely passing at 48 left a void in the Houston music scene. He collaborated with numerous notable artists throughout his career and contributed to the city’s rich musical heritage. His distinctive flow and lyrical prowess earned him respect and admiration from fans and fellow musicians.
As the service concluded, the legacy of Big Pokey lives on through his music and the memories he created with those who knew and loved him. His contributions to the Houston rap scene will continue to resonate, and his influence will inspire future artists.
Houston Legend, Big Pokey, Dead At 45: Hip-Hop Community Mourns The Loss Of Iconic Rapper
Houston’s vibrant music scene is mourning the tragic loss of Houston rapper Big Pokey, who passed away at 45. The beloved artist collapsed on stage during a performance at a Beaumont bar, leaving fans and fellow musicians devastated. Despite the immediate efforts of the stage crew and a nurse in the crowd, Big Pokey could not be revived. This heartbreaking incident has sent shockwaves through the industry, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the late rapper.
R.I.P. Big Pokey
Big Pokey, a prominent figure in the Houston music scene, met an untimely demise while doing what he loved most—performing for his fans. In a video circulated online, the rapper can be seen taking a deep breath into the microphone before stumbling backward and collapsing on stage. The stage crew and a nurse in the audience rushed to his aid, desperately trying to revive him, but their efforts were in vain.
Following the news of Big Pokey’s passing, his publicist released a statement expressing deep sadness and sharing the artist’s given name, Milton “Big Pokey” Powell. The statement conveyed the immense love and adoration the late rapper received from his family, friends, and devoted fans:
“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Milton ‘Big Pokey’ Powell. Big Pokey passed away on June 18, 2023. He was well loved by his family, his friends, and his loyal fans. In the coming days, we will release information about his celebration of life and how the public can pay their respects. We ask that you respect his family and their privacy during this difficult time. Big Pokey will forever be ‘The Hardest Pit in the Litter!’”
Plans for a celebration of his life and opportunities for the public to pay their respects will be announced in the coming days. The family has also requested privacy during this difficult time.
The loss of Big Pokey has reverberated throughout the music community, with notable Houston rappers such as Bun B, Slim Thug, TraeThaTruth, and Lil Flip taking to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to their rap brother and friend. Their heartfelt posts testify to the impact Big Pokey had on those around him and the legacy he leaves behind.
With chart-topping hits like “Sittin’ Sideways,” “Ballin’ Parlay,” and “Hardest Pit,” Big Pokey’s music resonated deeply with his audience. His distinctive style and lyrical prowess made him a revered figure in Houston and beyond. Fans fondly remember his contributions to the Screwed Up Click and his undeniable talent that solidified his place in the pantheon of Houston rap legends.
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Originally Written By: Kynedei Iman Hobbs (6/20/23 at 4:33 pm)