Breaking News: Big Pokey died at the age of 45. Big Pokey, a pioneering rapper from Houston who contributed to revolutionizing the hip-hop culture in the city, passed away on Saturday after falling onstage. He was 45. Milton Powell, also known as Big Pokey, passed away on Sunday, a spokesperson for the artist revealed in a statement given to The Times. The reason for death was not disclosed. The statement stated, “It is with great regret that we announce the news of Milton ‘Big Pokey’ Powell’s death. “His devoted followers, friends, and family all adored him. We will provide details on his memorial service and how the public can pay their respects in the following days. In this trying time, we ask that you respect his family’s privacy. “Big Pokey will always be known as ‘The Hardest Pit in the Litter.'” Shortly after a video of the “Who Dat Talking Down” performer suddenly collapsing to the floor during his act in Beaumont, Texas, became viral online, and word of Big Pokey’s passing spread.
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Big Pokey was one of the founding members of the renowned Screwed Up Click hip-hop group from Houston. He was also well-known for his solo efforts, which included his “The Hardest Pit in the Litter” debut album from 1999. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted on Sunday, “The City of Houston and I extend our prayers and condolences to our own Screwed Up Click legendary rapper #BigPokey family and friends.” “Despite the fact that many people referred to him as ‘low key,’ his contribution to the national upsurge of our hip-hop culture was enormous. We are appreciative.
Big Pokey had continued to be involved in Houston’s hip-hop community recently. In addition to an EP with fellow Houston rapper J Dawg, he released his most recent studio album, “Sensei,” in May 2021. Megan Thee Stallion, a rapper from Houston, and he worked together on the song “Southside Royalty Freestyle” off her 2022 album “Traumazine.” Bun B, a rapper from Houston who has collaborated with a number of Screwed Up Click members in the past, paid homage to Big Pokey on Instagram and called him “one of the most naturally talented artists in the city.” A “low-key, humble mountain of a man who moved with honor and respect,” as Bun B put it.
He was simple to love and difficult to despise. He would stop, do his tasks, and then go home. one of the city’s main pillars. If a person had a heart of gold. iconic SUC participant. There will never be another like it, and it will be sorely lost. We all are gonna miss him forever. May his soul Rest in Peace.