Big Pokey was an American rapper who is still remembered for his Houston hip-hop collective, Screwed Up Click. He released a solo album, The Hardest Pit in the Litter which made him gather huge fans and following.
He appeared on Paul Wall’s song, Sittin’ Sidewayz which became a major hit and peaked at #93 on US Billboard Hot 100 in 2005. His major mixtapes are A Bad Azz Mix Tape Vol. 3, The Best Of Big Pokey II, On Another Note, Warning Shot, Screwed Up Gorillaz
Early Life of Big Pokey
Big Pokey opened his eyes as Milton Powell on November 29, 1977, in Houston, Texas, USA. He was 41 years old during his death and his birth sign was Sagittarius. Pokey used to cuts his birthday cake on the 29th of November.
Pokey had American citizenship and used to belong to the mixed (African-American) ethnicity. He used to follow the Christianity religion. Milton studied at Jack Yates High School. He joined Blinn College in Brenham and continued playing football as an offensive lineman.
Big Pokey’s Relationship
Milton was living a single low-key life. He was focussing on his singing and rapping career during his death.
Big Pokey’s Net Worth
Pokey’s had a net worth of $1 million at the time of his death. He was able to gather this money from his career as an American rapper.
Big Pokey’s Death
Pokey left this universe on June 18, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas. He was only 41 years old and died after completing his Saturday show by collapsing at a bar in Beaumont. Immidetailey, he was rushed to hospital and he was given CPR but he couldn’t breathe. His death is announced by his mate, Bun B with a post on Instagram saying:
“I wasn’t ready for this. One of the most naturally talented artists in the city. Low key, humble mountain of a man who moved with honor and respect. He was easy to love and hard to hate. He’d pull up, do what he had to do and head home. One of the pillars of our city. If heart of gold was a person. Iconic member of the SUC. There will never be another and will be missed dearly. We love and honor you Sensei. Rest in heaven”
Big Pokey First met with DJ Screw
He met DJ Screw aka Robert Earl Davis Jr in his friend’s party. He was only learning freestyle with his school friend and was an amateur at that time. Pokey touched the microphone for the very first time when Screw invited him to make a tune for Big DeMo’s birthday and became a part of the June 27th Freestyle, Screw said:
“When that tape occurred, it was DeMo’s birthday. We were just doing a tape for his birthday.”
Rapping Career of Big Pokey
- In the 1990s, he started his rapping career by working with producer DJ Screw.
- He appeared in DJ Screw’s mixtape titled, June 27th Freestyle.
- Pokey released his first album, Hardest Pit in the Litter in 1999.
- He released his album, 808-driven in association with D-Game 2000.
- He released the song, Tha Collabo in collaboration with Wreckshop Wolfpack in 2001.
- Pokey released another solo album, Da Sky’s Da Limit in 2002.
- His song, Who Dat Talkin Down was also featured in the HBO movie, Entourage in 2004.
- He collaborated with Paul Wall for his song, Sittin’ Sidewayz in 2005.
- In 2008, he released another album, Evacuation Notice in association with Koch Records label.
Songs & Albums
He was a singer of songs like Change Your Life, Hardest Pit, Piped Up, Pressure, Right Na, Play Tha Game, Mind Made Up, Heavy Weighters, Stacks, Untamed Gorilla, and Hands Up, among others. His hit albums are Hardest Pit in the Litter, D-Game 2000, Tha Collabo, Da Sky’s Da Limit, Evacuation Notice, and Sensei.
FAQs of Big Pokey
What is Big Pokey’s Height?
Pokey’s height was 6 feet 11 inches and he had a body weight of 79kg. His eyes were brown while his hair was also brown.
Who is Big Pokey’s Record?
Pokey was associated with three records for his career. He was signed with labels like Wreckshop Records, Chevis Entertainment, and MNRK Music Group.
What were Big Pokey’s Nicknames?
He had many nicknames. Some of his nicknames are Big Pokey, Big Niggy, Pokey, PoYo, Sensei, Podeine, Croc Bull, and CHarb the Don.
What was Big Pokey’s genre?
His music genre was Hip-Hop. Pokey had worked with singers like Lil Flip and Paul Wall.
Did Big Pokey work with Meghan Thee Stallion?
Yes, Pokey worked with Megan. He appeared in her music video, South Side Royalty along with rappers like Sauce Walka and Lil Keke.
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