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Pittsburgh-native rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Pittsburgh native rapper Mac Miller performed at Splash! Festival in Germany last year.

By The Pitt News Staff

September 7, 2018

The rapper died of an apparent drug overdose, according to a report from TMZ. He was 26 years old and about to go on tour.

Jimmy Wopo: The man behind the music

Jimmy Wopo, an up-and-coming rapper based in Pittsburgh, was fatally shot in the Hill District June 18. He was 21. (Courtesy of Taylor Maglin)

By Hannah Schneider, Contributing Editor

June 27, 2018

Local rapper Travon Smart — known by his stage name, Jimmy Wopo — was fatally shot last Monday afternoon at the age of 21. The shooting took place in the Middle Hill neighborhood — the very neighborhood that helped him become famous. Growing up in the Hill District was difficult for Smart. As a yo...

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