Big Pokey born November 29, 1977, formally known as Milton Powell, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
He developed a passion for music at a young age and has consistently risen through the ranks throughout his career to become one of the most popular rappers in Houston, Texas.
Pokey began his rap career with Houston producer DJ Screw in the early 1990s and was featured on the DJ’s iconic mixtape 27 June Freestyle.
He is associated with choped and screwed music and is a member of the Houston rapper Screwed Up Circle.
Pokey released his first studio album “Hardest Pit in the Litter” on May 18, 1999 and appeared in the 2001 film “Soldiers United for Cash” and later in Dirty Third 2: Home Sweet Home.
Sadly, the Houston rapper has passed away. Big Pokey passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at the age of 45 after collapsing during a Juneteenth show at the Pour 09 Bar in Beaumont, Texas.
He was seen performing on the show earlier, and he was seen with a microphone in his hand when he suddenly collapsed. The rapper was then taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, where he died.
Fellow rapper Bun B was the first to announce Pokey’s death via an Instagram post on Sunday. He wrote in a statement;
“I wasn’t ready for this. One of the city’s most gifted artists. An understated, unassuming mountain of a man who moved with honor and respect. He was easy to love, hard to hate. He’d stop, Do what he had to do and go home. One of the pillars of our city. If the Heart of Gold was a man. An iconic member of SUC. There will never be another and will be sorely missed. We love you, too Respect you, teacher. Rest in peace in heaven”
In another Instagram post, he wrote; Let’s get on all the streaming platforms and make this album the #1 album in the country today. Hop on @youtube @spotify @applemusic @tidal @pandora and the legendary @sucbigpokey everywhere else today. Let’s send our love message to his family! Long live Big Pokemon!
Big Pokey Wife: Who is Big Pokey Married to?
Big Pokey is tight-lipped about his private life, so he may be a married man, but at the time of writing, there is no information about his wife.