How did Big Pokey die? What We Know about his stage collapse & his cause of death?

Big Pokey
Rapper Big Pokey passed away suddenly


Big Pokey, a renowned rapper, died Friday night while performing in Beaumont, Texas. Let’s see what happened to the rapper in detail.

How did Big Pokey die?

The legendary rapper Pokey, who was one of the most famous people in the hip-hop genre, passed away on June 18, 2023.

The music industry is now mourning the loss of Pokey. Milton Powell, often known as Big Pokey, was renowned for his extraordinary talent and stunning performances.

Dirty Glove Bastard / Off The Porch tweeted about this sad news on social media, saying,

The legendary Big Pokey reportedly passed away while performing last night in Texas

He has made a lasting impression on the music industry. His untimely death shocked everyone in the industry. 

His fans, friends, and family have shared their heartfelt condolences, which shows the amount of influence he had on their lives. 

Who was Big Pokey?

Milton Powell, also known by his stage moniker Big Pokey aka The Lackey, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was born on November 29, 1977.

Pokey, one of the founding members of the Screwed Up Click, was known for his chopped-and-screwed music.  

Rapper career:

Beginning in the early 1990s, Pokey collaborated with Houston producers DJ Screw and DJ PRIMETIME to release music on some DJ Screw’s mixtapes. like Pokapolis and Pokey’s Magic Box.

Pokey was included on DJ Screw’s “June 27th Freestyle” mixtape, which went on to become a seminal work of chopped and screwed hip hop. Early in 1999, Hardest Pit in the Litter, his debut studio album, was released. Pokey returned the next year with D-Game 2000.

Several of his Houston peers appear on another album comprised of mid-tempo 808-driven tunes. He worked with the Wreckshop Wolfpack on Tha Collabo in 2001, and he subsequently released another solo album, Da Sky’s Da Limit, in 2002.

A portion of Pokey’s song “Who Dat Talkin Down” was included in the HBO series Entourage’s premiere episode in 2004. The song “Sittin’ Sidewayz” by Paul Wall, which peaked at number 93 on the US Billboard Hot 100, featured Pokey in 2005.

Pokey made an appearance in the 2001 movie “Soldiers United for Cash.” He appeared in Dirty Third 2: Home Sweet Home as well.

Big Pokey cause of death:

Big Pokey, one of the founding members of the Screwed Up Click, has passed away. Milton Powell was his real name.

He died after collapsing on stage in Beaumont, Texas. The cause of death is yet unknown. Milton Powell, also known as Big Pokey, collapsed on stage during a concert in Beaumont, Texas.

On social media, a video of the incident has gained a lot of views. The rapper was seen in the footage speaking into the microphone he was holding while addressing the audience below before he suddenly lost consciousness and fell to the ground flat on his back.

He was struggling to breathe and could hardly move his arms or feet. Is he okay? could be heard coming from off-camera. Several people, including a security guard, went to his rescue.

Following his performance, some are assuming that the rapper passed away, although there has been no official confirmation as of yet.

According to unconfirmed online reports, the rapper went out during his concert in Beaumont, Texas, and paramedics attempted but failed to revive him.

The rapper reportedly experienced a heart collapse during the performance and passed away. On Twitter, the phrase “RIP Big Pokey” has begun to trend.

Some people reportedly linked the rapper’s breakdown during his performance on the intense heat in Texas. Tributes flooded social media after his sudden demise news broke out.

Tributes to Big Pokey:

Freeman Joubert posted,

Sad news I did not wanna hear on Father’s Day Rest In Heaven Big Hommie One of H Town Finest #gunnalousasnews

GodsJudg3m3nt posted,

We have Lost A Houston Legend S.U.C Big Pokey… R.I.P … Houston Wont Be The Same With out you PoYo Prayers To The Fam and Friends…

Jamie Anderson-Stewart posted,

Damnnnn RIP to the hardest pit in the litter your legacy will always be remembered #bigpoker

Michael Baker posted,

Send up a prayers for his family Sad sad deal right here Rest In Peace

Larry Matthews posted,

R.I.P big pokey wow sad night prayers for his family and fans S.U.C 4Life hardest pit in litter u will be missed 409 show love.


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