It’s only right that we start this feature off with his eponymous single “Lil Pump,” Rightfully so, the single is one of his earliest and most successful tracks as it was released a little over a year ago and currently has almost 10 million streams on Soundcloud. This track is the existential representation of both Lil Pump as a rapper and the the Mumble Rap sub-genre as a whole. “Lil Pump” has an infectious rhythm to it that will catch you off guard and have you bouncing alongside the catchy and unconventional hook “Lil Pump Ouu Lil Pum Yeah.” Additionally, his brash and often disrespectful lyrics create a shock value that propels you to instantly proclaim “That’s hard” when he drops lines like “Momma told me Lil Pump won’t be shit, I told the bitch I can move these bricks.” It’s actually quite intriguing that this was one of the songs that got Lil Pump trending as he states he never really wanted to be a rapper but based on his friend Smokepurpp’s encouragement, he went in and recorded a freestyle just for shits and giggles and low and behold he has become the next big phenom.
Boasting a whopping 15 million plus views on Soundcloud Lil Pump’s”D Rose” is another instrumental track within his very small discography that helped to shoot him into the clutches of fame so quickly. While the track is under three-minutes in length, it’s easy to see why so many people fuck with it when this lil dude is dropping lines like “100 on my wrist bitch I feel like D Rose, popped four zans now I’m feeling like a hero/Lean got me like Rio, and my aunty on PO,” or “Never trust a nigga cuz he acting like a bitch/Take a nigga bitch to a Motel 6.”
Part of the reason that Lil Pump has caught on so quickly is because of the culture and under current within the different youth demographics he speaks to and represents. In a way, one could liken the rise of rappers like Smokepurpp, Lil Pump, Robb Bank$ and more to that of the early trap rappers like T.I., Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. More specifically, not comparing the stature of these artists as the latter group has clearly done immeasurably more for the rap game, but more so comparing the rise of these rappers and their cognitive intuition to cater to a group of people and or ideals that represent the region and or era they come from. In a sense, Lil Pump’s “Movin” in 2017 is reminiscent of T.I.’s “24’s” from 2003. It represents the sound of a region, the sound of an upcoming generation.
"Flex Like Ouu"
Along with his repetitive championing chants and savagely ignorant tone, Lil Pump is sort of notorious for creating rather short songs that staggeringly lit as hell. “Flex Like Ouu” was released about a month ago and clocks in at just under two minutes, but don’t sleep on it because it’s hype. Though the track doesn’t even play long enough to cook a bowl of ramen noodles in the microwave, it’s definitely hot and features Lil Pump spitting some of his most impressive bars to date.
“Broke My Wrist”
“Broke My Wrist” is the perfect storm of internet youth and trap rap. Lil Pump and Smokepurpp go in on this track and it’s easy to see why these guys are such frequent collaborators considering how well the mesh together on this track.
Fan favorite “Elementary” is short and extremely blunt. Basically, Lil Pump been with the shits since elementary school. Sidenote: in the video for “Elementary” Lil Pump rocks a cutout of a crying baby face and it’s lowkey everything and hilarious AF!
Another popular and decidedly too short banger from Pump’s catalog is his newly released “Boss.” Though it barely reached the timestamp zone of a minute and a half, this track is heathenous, which gives it even more appeal, as you can headbang to it while doing illegitimate activities or getting buck with the squad. Either way the track is an essential addition to any turnup playlist.
There isn’t much to say about “Take” other than these two things. One, it’s lit! Two, “Take nigga bitch to the movies”
We can only imagine that when Lil Pump says he is going to pull up with a drumstick that he isn’t talking about the popular frozen ice cream sundae cone. Nonetheless, this track is flexy as shit and it would appear that Pump is feeling himself as he chants “I pull up with a drumstick ay/ I’m gone be dumb rich ay.” In a really weird one-off way, this track is kind of motivating.
Last but not least is the Lil Pump and Smokepurpp tag team track “Ignorant.” We aren’t entirely sure if it’s because of the sample of the Sponge Bob score or because Pump and Lil Purpp killed this joint, but either way it’s a winner our book and most certainly an essential. Though only time will tell how bright and long Lil Pump’s star power will shine, at least he is giving us gems like this one for now as he beaugard's the limelight. South Florida stand up!