On the evening of Monday, June 18, rapper Jimmy Wopo was shot and killed in a double drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, according to Pittsburgh’s Action News. He was 21 years old.
Wopo’s real name was Travon Smart, and Action News reports, “Police said two men were found shot inside a car in the 2400 block of Wylie Avenue shortly after 4:20 p.m. One victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died, and the other was reported to be in stable condition. Their names were not released by police, but Wopo’s death was confirmed to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Beau Berman by the rapper’s manager, Taylor Maglin.”
The rapper’s last post on Instagram was disturbingly cryptic. He wrote two days ago, “I Only Raise Killers.” See below:
In May of 2017, Wopo reflected on his city of Pittsburgh to Complex, saying, “The city, it means a lot to me, and it means more to me now that I’m in control. The shit that I do, my actions reflect on the city. Now I take it more serious how I represent where I come from, because more people watching.” He also revealed he was shot six times in the past.
Sadly, Jimmy Wopo was the second rapper to die within 24 hours. XXXTentacion was shot and killed in South Florida. He was 20 years old.