Rapper “Big Pokey,” real name Milton Powell, passed away on Saturday in Beaumont, Texas, after collapsing at a bar while talking into a microphone on a balcony.
Unnamed local officials said Powell passed away, and networks report that he had recently performed at a Juneteenth event before his death.
On Saturday, Powell was one of several artists during the Juneteenth Celebration in Bicentennial Park. He performed along with Curtis Poullard and Brandi Holmes. Powell was a longtime staple of the Houston hip-hop culture.
A video of Powell fainting on a stairway above a pub has gone viral, contradicting reports that he died on stage. If this is the same occurrence, he can be heard taking a big breath and falling backward while holding a microphone.
The message stated that he wasn’t ready for the news. Bun B said Big Pokey was among the city’s most gifted artists. He was said to be a quiet, unassuming giant who carried himself with dignity. He was liked by everyone and disliked by a few.
Bun B said he’d stop, take care of business, and then drive home. Calling him the “city’s backbone.”
The mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, sent his respects to the late musician.
There is no evidence linking Covid-19 vaccines to his death, although several young persons have recently collapsed from cardiac arrest. As the fact-checkers are keen to point out, there is no concrete evidence to show any correlation.
Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, is a concern with the Covid vaccinations, although the advantages of the shot are generally seen as greater (by the pharmaceutical companies.)
Powell’s first record was “The Hardest Pit in the Litter,” recorded in 1999. His second was “Da Game 2000.” Each record sold over 80,000 copies.