Jimmy Wopo is Pittsburgh's most exciting new voice, and he's returned after spending two months in jail this summer. Unfortunately, Wopo is said to have landed behind bars after missing a meeting with his probation officer while talking with labels in New York. Now a free man, Wopo has shared his new mixtape Back Against The Wall, which finds him returning to the prolific output we've seen from the rapper since breaking through with "Elm Street" in 2016. One of the highlights on the project "All Us," finds Wopo collaborating with another important figure in Pittsburgh rap, Hardo. The two previously worked together on the TRAPNESE mixtape released in November 2016. Like other tracks in Wopo's catalogue, the song has somewhat of a throwback Atlanta feel to it.
In an interview with HNHH, Wopo spoke of the rap scene in his city. "It’s weird in the ‘Burgh, man, there ain’t really no support for the music," he said. "It’s nice though. A lot of n---as is rapping, doing their thing. Lot of n---as who was popping before I was still be rapping, they still going hard and shit."
As far as how he's made it this far, Wopo surmised that his consistency helped a great deal. "I kept dropping, you feel me," he said. "Staying consistent. It wasn’t bullshit, and eventually I just dropped the hard-ass shit. And they was all fucking with me, so that shit did the numbers that it was supposed to do. I met the people that I was supposed to meet, and I fucked with them. I didn’t fuck up any relationships with n---as. Little clubs and shit that I fuck with. People I fuck with in the ‘Burgh promoting me and shit."
Read Wopo's full interview here. His new mixtape is available for stream and download.
Getting this straight off the dome
Like I ain't even wrote
Yeah, we been sellin' dope
Since I don't even know