Jimmy Wopo has been released from a 2-month prison stint stemming from probation violation surrounding a trip to NYC to meet with record labels, in addition to unpaid court fees. In a new video single, "First Day Out," directors CatchRec Media follow the 20-year-old rapper from his time walking out of the Allegheny County Jail to returning home to Pittsburgh's Hill District.
Upon his release, Jimmy Wopo told WTAE that he wrote 10 new songs while imprisoned, with "First Day Out" being the first of those to release. "It is just something that the people wanted," Jimmy Wopo told the local news outlet. "I had fan mail when I was in there. People were telling me First Day Out. First Day Out. Make sure you do the First Day Out."
While incarcerated, Jimmy Wopo shared a loose single, "Westbrook," as a follow-up to his break-out project Jordan Kobe, which released in April and included highlights "Elm Street 2" and "Bench Boy."
Though his subject matter includes talk of drugs and guns, he's stated that he does not condone everything in his music. "I am just expressing what can happen," said Wopo in his post-jail interview with WTAE. "Throughout the United States, harm is everywhere." With the release of "First Day Out," Jimmy Wopo also announces his Back Against the Wall mixtape, which is set to release October 11th.