Lil Pump

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Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper, producer[2] and songwriter.

Garcia is best known for his song "Gucci Gang" which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.[3] He released his debut studio album, Lil Pump, on October 6, 2017.

Lil Pump
Birth name Gazzy Garcia
Born August 17, 2000 (age 17)
Miami, Florida, United States
Origin United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2016–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.lilpumpjetskii.com

Early life

Gazzy Garcia was born August 17, 2000 in Miami, Florida to a Cuban father and Mexican mother.[4]

When Garcia was 13 years old, his cousin introduced him to Omar Pineiro, better known as Smokepurpp; the two eventually became co-collaborators. Garcia was expelled from multiple district schools and thereafter enrolled in an opportunity high school but was expelled in the tenth grade for fighting and inciting a riot.[5]

Career

2016: Career beginnings

Garcia's rap career began when Smokepurpp produced a track and asked Garcia to freestyle over it. The single produced was independently released in 2016 on the music streaming website SoundCloud, as his debut single, "Lil Pump."[6] Garcia quickly followed the song with singles "Elementary", "Ignorant", "Gang Shit", and "Drum$tick", each possessing over three million streams.[7] The success of Garcia's tracks on SoundCloud earned him recognition among the South Florida underground rap scene, in a style known as "SoundCloud rap." Garcia co-headlined the No Jumper tour in 2016, and also performed at the Rolling Loud Festival.[8][9]

2017–present: Rising popularity

Garcia began 2017 by releasing the singles "D Rose" and "Boss", which were major hits on SoundCloud, collecting a combined 70 million streams.[7] The popularity of "D Rose" led to a music video being produced by Chicago based director Cole Bennett, also known as Lyrical Lemonade. The music video was released on YouTube on January 30, 2017, and has gained 106 million views as of December 2017.[10] On June 9, 2017, Garcia signed a record deal with Tha Lights Global and Warner Bros. Records, just two months before his seventeenth birthday.[11] However, in January 2018, Garcia's contract with Warner Bros. Records was voided due to a technicality of his being a minor at the time of signing.[12]

In July 2017, Garcia announced through Twitter that his debut album was in the works and would be released in August.[13] Although the album was not released in August it was pushed back and he instead released the song "Gucci Gang", which became his first Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at number three on November 8, 2017.[14][15]

On October 6, 2017, he released his debut commercial studio album, Lil Pump, featuring Smokepurpp, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, Chief Keef, Rick Ross, and 2 Chainz.[16] Garcia released "I Shyne" on January 18, 2018 with producer Carnage.[17] Following reports that Garcia had left his former label Warner Bros.Records and the contract had been voided on the grounds of Garcia being a minor when he signed,[18] competition rose to sign Garcia with offers as high as $8 million[19] and rappers such as Gucci Mane and DJ Khaled taking interest in Garcia.[20][21] Garcia sparked rumors he had signed with Gucci Mane's imprint, 1017 Records in February 2018.[22][23]

Legal issues

On February 15, 2018, Garcia was arrested for discharging a weapon in an inhabited place.[24] According to Garcia's manager, three men attempted to break into Garcia's home in San Fernando Valley at around 4pm before shooting into the door. Police found the bullet may have come from inside the home, coming back later with a search warrant before finding an unloaded handgun below the balcony with ammo elsewhere in the residence.[25] Garcia's mother is currently under investigation for endangering a minor and having an unsecured firearm at the home.[26]

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL
[27]
CAN
[28]
FIN
[29]
FR
[30]
ITA
[31]
NL
[32]
NZ
[33]
SWE
[34]
US
[35]
US
Rap

[36]
Lil Pump 80 6 10 67 19 46 20 33 3 2

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[37]
CAN
[38]
GER
[39]
NZ
[40]
UK
[41]
US
[3]
US
R&B/HH

[42]
US
Rap

[43]
"Movin'"
(featuring Smokepurpp)
2017 Non-album single
"Boss" 93 [A] 40 Lil Pump
"Flex Like Ouu"
"D Rose" [B] 48
"Molly" [C]
"Gucci Gang" 18 3 35 15 27 3 2 2
"Designer" TBA
"I Shyne"
(with Carnage)
2018 95 [D] 49
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Bub.
[44]
US Bub. R&B/HH
[46]
"Back"
(featuring Lil Yachty)
2017 22 5 Lil Pump
"Iced Out"
(featuring 2 Chainz)
8
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes

  1. ^ "Boss" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[44]
  2. ^ "D Rose" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 8 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[44]
  3. ^ "Molly" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 9 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[46]
  4. ^ "I Shyne" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[44]

References

  1. ^ Berry, Peter A. (November 10, 2017). "Lil Yachty Promises He's Dropping A Tape with Lil Pump". XXL.com. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Lil Pump Is Making Beats Now". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  3. ^ a b "Lil Pump – Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lil Pump, Latino Identity in Hip-Hop and 'the Word'". Highsnobiety. 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  5. ^ Cole Bennett (2016-09-18), Smokepurpp & Lil Pump: The Lyrical Lemonade Interview, retrieved 2017-12-30
  6. ^ "Look At Me!: The Noisy, Blown-Out SoundCloud Revolution Redefining Rap". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  7. ^ a b "LIL PUMP". SoundCloud. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  8. ^ Schwartz, Danny (26 April 2017). "Everything You Need To Know About Lil Pump". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  9. ^ Berry, Peter A. (18 May 2017). "Chief Keef and Lil Pump Hit the Studio". XXL. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  10. ^ Cole Bennett (2017-01-30), Lil Pump - D Rose (Shot by @_ColeBennett_), retrieved 2017-10-10
  11. ^ "Lil Pump Signs To Warner Bros Records Imprint Tha Lights Global". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Lil Pump Now Free Agent, Contract Voided With Warner Bros". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  13. ^ "Lil Pump Announces Debut Project Dropping in August - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Lil Pump Lands His First Song on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  15. ^ "Early Release! Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 November 18th 2017 Countdown - Official". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Listen to Lil Pump's Self-Titled Debut Album - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  17. ^ "Lil Pump Connects With Carnage for Wild New Song "i Shyne"". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  18. ^ "Lil Pump's Warner Bros. Records Contract Voided - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  19. ^ Aswad, Jem (2018-01-12). "Lil Pump's Warner Bros. Contract Voided, 'Gucci Gang' Rapper Is Entertaining Other Offers". Variety. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  20. ^ "Gucci Mane Wants to Sign Lil Pump: 'U Name the Price'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  21. ^ "DJ Khaled Wants to Sign Lil Pump to We the Best Music - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  22. ^ "Breakout Rapper Lil Pump Signs With Gucci Mane's 1017 Label | HipHop-N-More". HipHop-N-More. 2018-02-10. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  23. ^ "Lil Pump Sparks Rumors He Signed to Gucci Mane's Label - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  24. ^ "Lil Pump Arrested for Firing Weapon at Home". Complex. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  25. ^ "Lil Pump Reportedly Arrested For Firing Gun In His Home". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  26. ^ "Lil Pump Has Been Arrested For Firing A Gun Inside His Home". UPROXX. 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  27. ^ "Ultratop flanders - Lil Pump (danish)". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  28. ^ "On The Charts: October 15, 2017". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  29. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista - Artistit Lil Pump". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  30. ^ "Le Top de la semaine: Top Albums". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  31. ^ "FIMI - Classifiche - fimi.it". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  32. ^ "duchcharts.nl - Lil Pump". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  33. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  34. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  35. ^ "Lil Pump – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  36. ^ "Lil Pump – Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  37. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. December 4, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  38. ^ "Lil Pump – Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  39. ^ "Lil Pump - Gucci Gang". Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  40. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  41. ^ "LIL PUMP - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  42. ^ "Lil Pump – Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  43. ^ "Lil Pump – Chart History: Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  44. ^ a b c d "Lil Pump – Chart history (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  45. ^ a b "American certifications – Lil Pump". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  46. ^ a b "Lil Pump – Chart history (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  47. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #458". auspOp. February 3, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  48. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Lil Pump – Gucci Gang". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 15, 2017.

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