Local rapper Jimmy Wopo was shot dead in Pittsburgh on Monday (June 18) afternoon.
Today (June 18, 2018) will go down as one of the worst days in hip hop. Moments after XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Miami, news broke that rapper Jimmy Wopo was killed in a separate shooting incident. The shooting took place in the Pittsburgh’s Middle Hill neighborhood and WTAE reported that the local rapper was shot dead and another person hospitalized in the shooting incident.
Initial reports suggest that Jimmy Wopo, whose real name is Travon Smart, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries.
XXXTentacion suffered a similar fate on Monday when he was shot multiple times inside his BMW i8 sports car in the Deerfield Beach area of Broward County. The “Look At Me” rapper was rushed to the Broward Health North hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Jimmy Wopo is a rising rapper in the Pittsburgh area. Last year, he released an album titled Jordan Kobe and in October of the same year, he released a mixtape called Back Against The Wall. Last year, he also did a two-month stint in jail for probation violation.