16-year-old Lil Pump has emerged as the hottest rapper on SoundCloud.
We have entered the era in which rappers born in the year 2000 or later are becoming popular. Lil Pump, the latest internet sensation to emerge from South Florida, is only 16 years old and is already putting up God-level SoundCloud numbers. His repetitive lyrical style and penchant for booming, hyper-distorted production have earned him a Lil Uzi Vert co-sign, a likely spot in the 2017 XXL Freshman Class, and an opportunity to attain genuine rap stardom.
Pump concluded a successful 2016 by dying his dreads a shade of pink that one YouTube commenter described as “strawberry banana flavored trix yogurt.” He is currently rocketing into the digital stratosphere with the same amount of G-force that propelled XXXTENTACION back in January. In other words, he has become the umpteenth rapper to prove true the fable of Samson. Hair is power.
Here's everything you need to know about Lil Pump:
His SoundCloud numbers are tremendous
Every song on Pump’s SoundCloud has well over one million plays. “D Rose” leads the way with 7.86 million plays. “Lil Pump” has 6.35 million. “Boss” has garnered 2.11 million plays in less than a week.
He has a thing for putting guns in his mouth
He's best friends with Smokepurpp
Pump closely associates with Smokepurpp, the turtleneck-wearing Broward County native who recently signed to the Interscope imprint Alamo Records. Purpp has produced numerous Pump songs, and they co-headlined the No Jumper tour earlier this spring.
He hates Walmart
He is currently attempting to pick a fight with J. Cole
Pump has chosen the peace-loving mega-rapper J. Cole as his nemesis. Since the beginning of April, he has taken to proclaiming "Fuck J. Cole" on social media. Earlier this week, he previewed a J. Cole diss track in which he repeatedly raps "Nigga fuck J. Cole."
The Pumpocalypse is nigh.