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Lil Wop Is Turning Heads And Raising Questions
South side, Chicago native, Lil Wop 17, is gaining traction for his latest single, “Bombay”, that hit WorldStarHipHop two weeks ago. The video already has nearly a million views, but what has truly captivated everyone’s attention is his abstract style and somewhat familiar name. When asked to name his musical heroes, Lil Wop immediately mentioned Big Guwop aka Gucci Mane.
“I was born on 10/17 so that’s why I got the ice cream on my face,” Wop explained. But even though there’s the similarity in names, Wop doesn’t imitate Big Gucci’s flow or confine his music to just rap.
“Can’t describe my sound. I like everything… But head banging is the most fun to make.” Who would’ve thought that a young man from Englewood, Chicago would embrace the rockstar lifestyle? Wop added that his music is made based on his current mood, so that makes it especially difficult to box his music into existing genres.
“Be different. Expand. And always follow your first mind,” Wop encourages. And who can argue with that?