“Lil Wop has quickly become one of the most promising young rappers to recently emerge from Atlanta’s ever-evolving scene.” – HYPEBEAST
“The Midwest rapper, who also happens to be Famous Dex’s cousin, is brewing up to have a breakout year.” – XXL
“It goes without saying that once you hear Lil Wop once, you’ll start getting all of his songs stuck in your head.” – Lyrical Lemonade
Every artist dreams of having a meaningful exchange with their inspiration. Lil Wop was sought out by his. For years, the energetic spitter was drawn to Gucci Mane’s honesty, fearlessness, and nimble delivery. Less than a year ago, the prolific and veteran hit-maker reached out to the Atlanta-based rapper with the Wopavelli mixtape series. “He was like, ‘I want to sign you; I don’t care what it takes,’” the younger artist recalls. When Big Guwop checked out the “Lost My Mind” video on Worldstar, he was one of the millions who were captivated. Lil Wop possesses an attitude and confidence in his blunt verses. On that viral hit, he compared himself to his idol in the opening lines. With his trademark gruff delivery, Wop seemed to already be living out a rockstar’s lifestyle, while never abandoning his Trap roots. “I was at a loss for words with the whole situation,” he recalls. He soon signed with 1017 Eskimo/Alamo Records. A year later, on August 10, Lil Wop will release Wopavelli 4, his biggest and most focused project. On the heels of grabbing video singles, “Pint Of Blood” and “Hugh Hefner,” the rapper who clawed his way into position steers the course with an energetic and eerie 16-track tape that needs no guests.Read more
Although Gucci has one of Rap’s best track records for scouting talent, his crossing paths with Wop seemed almost predestined. Apart from some similar tattoos, the 24-year-old was born on October 17 and referred to by family members as “Louie Mane” since he was an adolescent. Back then he lived in Chicago’s famed Cabrini-Green public housing projects. When those towers were demolished in 2011, his family moved to the city’s Inwood section. “Chicago’s a real fast city. Coming from there made more advanced and ahead than other people,” says the artist who began recording in his teens with the same style he has today. “You have to be on your P’s & Q’s. The hustle, the grind, the pain all put together, it just makes a strong mothafucka.” The pace and peril of his hometown is heard in Wop’s angsty delivery. In addition to La Flare, he was also influenced by Chief Keef, G Herbo, and Fredo Santana. The cousin of Famous Dex, shows that music is a family trade. However in 2016, Wop realized that in order to succeed, he needed to be closer to the action. He relocated to ATL and moved in with his brother.
“When I first got to Atlanta, I was lost. Really, I was trying to get the money to be able to do music, so I could pay for studio time, shoot videos, and do that stuff,” says Wop, who calls that period in his career “hell.” However, the city respected his tireless hustle and ability to make things happen for himself. “When I got my bread and got sack right, shit just fell into place.” It was then that Lil Wop realized that others wanted to invest in his vision, based on a few small videos and some songs. A local label partnered with the rapper for two volumes of Wopavelli in 2017. Video views began to stretch past the million mark. It was then that Gucci reached out to Wop about his biggest and latest label venture. Last year’s “Paid In Full” was a fitting first collaboration for the two like-minded artists. Apart from 1017, Lil Wop has the respect of his peers. Late last year, he dropped Angels & Demons with fellow Midwesterner Trippie Redd.
Wopavelli 4 focuses on Wop. With some haunting, charged up sounds from ChaseTheMoney, Nick Mira, and DJ Ayo, he gave the major project his undivided attention. An onslaught of videos, touring, and merchandise takes one man’s dream come true and invite all to the party.
Lil Wop Transforms Into Wopenstein in the Eerie “Extensions” Video
Lil Wop Pushes Trap Music To Its Limits on Wopavelli 4 Mixtape
😈 Lil Wop Haunts a Cemetery in a Ghoulish, Horror-Themed Video, Premiered by WSHH 😈
Lil Wop Transforms to a Horror Movie Villain in the Demonic “Deathnote” Video
ATLien Lil Wop Teams With ChaseTheMoney for XXL-premiered 🐰 “Hugh Hefner,” Announces Wopavelli 4 Mixtape
Rising ATLien Lil Wop Drops Wake-N-Bake Mixtape, A Wavy Treat for the Worldwide Holiday
Buzzing ATL Rapper Lil Wop Teams With Zaytoven And Famous Dex For An Infectious Jam, Announces Wake-N-Bake Mixtape