Pioneering a blown-out and harsh strain of trap music, Lil Wop mesmerizes listeners with his entrancing vocal fry. Stalking a cemetery, accompanied by one beautiful woman and two floating neon skulls, Lil Wop embraces the dark side in “Ghoul,” his latest video. Produced by heatseeking Chicago producer ChaseTheMoney, “Ghoul” is a disorienting and exhilarating listen, with Wop’s rhymes falling far ahead of the eerie ambient synths. In the video, Wop drifts between planes of existence, reveling in his material possessions, including a fresh new Maserati, and descending to demon status. The haunting new “Ghoul” follows another horror-themed video in “Deathnote,” which found Wop presiding over a deadly dinner party. Hosted on WSHH, “Ghoul” is the latest video from Wopavelli 4, arriving August 31st.
Born and raised in Chicago, Louis MacPherson grew up idolizing local heroes like Chief Keef, Fredo Santana, and G Herbo, but he held a special place in his heart for Gucci Mane. Naming himself Lil Wop, a play on Gucci’s nickname Guwop, Lil Wop dedicated himself to his rap career when he moved to Atlanta, recording and shooting videos on a regular clip. Eventually, his video for “Lost My Mind” caught the ear of Gucci Mane himself, who signed Wop to his fledgling 1017 Eskimo label. Since the signing, Lil Wop has rapidly expanded his fanbase on the strength of his Wopavelli mixtape series, culminating with the pure evil Wopavelli 4.