Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo Killed In Drive-By Shooting #RIPJimmyWopo

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Travon Smart known professionally as Jimmy Wopo, was a rapper​ from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania​ killed in a drive-by shooting. He was best known for his 2016 breakout single “Elm Street”.

Wopo was an affiliate of fellow Pittsburgh based rapper, Wiz Khalifa​, and his Taylor Gang imprint. He made his first high-profile appearance with his 2016 breakout single, Elm Street, which Complex included in the “Bout to Blow: 10 Dope New Songs You Should Be Hearing Everywhere Soon” list.  Growing up, his influences were 50 Cent, The Game, Chief Keef, and Meek Mill, as well as other artists in Pittsburgh’s local music scene

Following that success, he collaborated with several prominent rappers including Wiz Khalifa, Sonny Digital​, 21 Savage​, and more. After receiving a co-sign from Mike Will Made It​, Rae Sremmurd​ brought Jimmy out to perform during their set at the Pittsburgh stop of the Sremm Life 2 Tour.

On Monday June 18, 2018, Wopo died after being shot in a drive-by shooting​ in Pittsburgh’s Middle Hill neighborhood.​ Smart was shot at 4:22 p.m. and died at UPMC Presby hospital at 5:56 p.m.

Wopo’s killing came the same day that 20-year-old rising star rapper XXXTentacion​ was shot and killed outside a motorcycle dealership in Florida.