Rising rapper Jimmy Wopo shot dead in Pittsburgh

21 June, 2018, 18:45 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Rough life The Pittsburgh rapper told Complex last year that he was shot twice as a teenager

" Jimmy unfortunately passed away and I ask at this time you keep his family in your prayers during this hard time", says Wopo's administrator Taylor Maglin, proprietor of The Daily Loud".

Two up-and-coming U.S. rappers, XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, were killed on Monday in separate shootings near Miami and in Pittsburgh, police and local media reported.

Rapper XXXtentacion, who died on Monday in Miami, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Miami.

Wopo's manager, Taylor Maglin, confirmed the death of his client on Facebook.

Wopo had multiple videos that surpassed 1-million views on YouTube, including Elm Street and First Day Out.

In the second incident, Wopo died after a double shooting in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and local television stations reported.




'We lost a great person today, but just know I will do everything in my power to make his memory live on forever.

Wopo began gaining national recognition in 2016 with the release of his "Elm Street" single. This year, Wopo released music from a rumored collaborative mixtape with Atlanta produced Sonny Digital called Jimmy Digital.

Later Monday evening, Pittsburgh rappers Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa and Chevy Woods took to social media to express their condolences. The other victim is recovering in hospital.

"Two male victims [were] both transported to the hospital. An investigation is underway", said Alicia George, Pittsburgh Police spokesperson.

Wopo's death came after he had allegedly just signed a record deal.

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