Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo laid to rest

Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo laid to rest

PITTSBURGH — Family and friends of Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo packed a Hill District church Friday to say goodbye.

The funeral service began at 11 a.m. at Wesley Center AME Zion Church.

It's in the same neighborhood where the 21-year-old artist was gunned down in a drive-by shooting more than a week ago.

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Wopo, whose real name is Travon Smart, was shot last week on Wylie Avenue.

Police have not made any arrests.

"He was probably the next one to get up out of here and blow up and put us all on. He was a good dude. He's gonna be missed," said Joe Gales, a friend.


Jimmy Wopo was planning to move to California and go on tour.

Those who knew him best told Channel 11 he was an inspiration, often putting people from the neighborhood in his music videos.

Wopo's manager told Channel 11 the rapper donated money to the Hill District Rebels Football Team for new uniforms and was setting up a free football camp.