A Violent Day In Hip Hop

Two young and very talented artists were murdered today in two separate shootings over 1,000 miles apart.

XXXTentacion, who was 20 out of Pompano Beach Florida, and Jimmy Wopo 21 hailing from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, were both killed not far from where they grew up and became famous.  Wopo, whose birth name is Travon Smart was well on his way to turning his life around as his rap career was beginning to take off.  Wopo had released several songs on youtube garnering millions of views creating a buzz in his city that drew a lot of attention. XXXTentacion whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was probably a little further along in his career having had an album debut number 1 on billboard, but was still at the very beginning of what was looking like a promising future.

Both had troubles with the law but were very young and had bright futures in front of them.  These young men accomplished more in 2 decades than some accomplish in a century.   Both were murdered in broad daylight.

At the time of this article there have been no arrests made in either case. The Broward county police department has issued a $3,000 reward for information in the XXXTentacion case.

 

Check out Jimmy Wopo “Elm Street” below

 

Check out XXXTENACION “Sad” below

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