Evolution is a part of life and every aspect of human endeavor has always undergone evolution. Even the family, a constant over thousands of years eventually evolved past the traditional man, woman, and children. In music, particularly in hip-hop, the evolution of the genre has not only increased its popularity but also paved way for talents like Lil Pump, who is one of the genre’s most celebrated artists today.
Lil Pump has experienced a rapid rise since he began his career as a rapper. He has had several charting music, including his most popular song, Gucci Gang. Despite being a ‘new school’ rapper, he has worked with artists from the older generation of the genre like Lil Wayne and Kanye West.
Learn more about Lil Pump, his background and career below.
Lil Pump Biography, Ethnicity, and Age
In a very short space of time, Lil Pump has risen to join other top rappers at the summit of the hip hop genre. It is this rapid growth that fits into the theme of his life since he was born on the 17th of August, 2000 in Miami, Florida. Lil Pump, who was born Gazzy Garcia, was forced to grow up pretty quickly after his parents got divorced.
Born into a relatively poor family and raised in a low-income locality, Lil Pump grew up in a questionable environment which in turn led to aggressive behaviors on his part. As a teenager, he took to drugs which then affected his academic performances.
Lil Pump spent a lot of time in his teenage years getting into trouble. He was expelled from multiple schools for various disciplinary reasons, including starting a riot.
As for his ethnicity, Lil Pump is a Latino. According to him, both parents are from Colombia in South America.
His association with questionable characters as a teenager led him to Omar Pineiro who is more popularly known as Smokepurpp. Omar, who is a producer, encouraged Lil Pump to record a track and it was subsequently released on SoundCloud. No longer bound to school commitments, Lil Pump recorded several more tracks and released them on the platform.
This began to earn him some popularity in his local music scene and led to achievements like headlining the No Jumper Tour in 2016. Further releases of more tracks in 2017 like D Rose and Boss increased his popularity and eventually earned him his first record deal with Warner Bros. Records and Tha Lights Global. He was 16 years old when he signed the deal.
His next single turned out to be his most popular song, Gucci Gang. The single was released in August 2017 and it made the Billboard chart, peaking at the third spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has since been certified triple platinum since its release.
Lil Pump released his debut album, Lil Pump in October 2017 and a sophomore album was released on the 22nd of February 2019. The album was titled Harverd Dropout. Outside the accomplishment of released projects, Lil Pump has been nominated for awards by the Billboard Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.
Having risen to the top of the ‘game’ in a short period, with several charting songs and commercially successful tracks like Gucci Gang, he has been able to build a net worth of $6.5 million. Born into the era of music streaming, Lil Pump global reach has seen him constantly record over 100 million streams in a year since he came onto the scene in 2016.
Parents – Mom
He is Lil Pump to the world, but to his Colombian father and mother, he is Gazzy Garcia. Lil Pump was born into a Latino family which disintegrated before he was 10 years old. His parents got divorced when he was at the age of six and he grew up with his mother in Miami.
The exact relationship status of Lil Pump is currently unknown, however, he frequently declared his love for Miranda Cosgrove on social media. Although the two never dated, his interest in the iCarly actress caused many to wonder if they were truly together.
The Miami-born rapper has given up his public outcry for a relationship with the actress and there is a growing rumor that he is in a relationship with the actress, Bhad Bhabie. However, this has yet to be confirmed.
Is He Dead?
Due to the aggressive and violent behavior that has characterized the lives of many new age rappers, rumors of them dying has never stopped going around and Lil Pump hasn’t been exempted.
Nevertheless, we can confirm that the rapper is not dead. His fellow new age rapper, XXXtentacion is, however, dead. He was shot during a drive-by in 2018.