Evolution is a part of life and every aspect of human endeavor has always undergone evolution. This evolutionary trend is not lacking in entertainment and other art forms as they have all witnessed constant changes to get to where they are now. 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 chart-topping songs, 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.
Synopsis Of Lil Pump’s Background
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.
What Are His Career Achievements?
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 and what launched him in as a rapper of note, 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 Harvard Dropout. Outside the accomplishment of released projects, Lil Pump has been nominated for awards by the Billboard Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.
As stated, he has worked with big names including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Offset, and Quavo.
Lil Pump’s Worth And How He Makes His Money
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 $8 million as of 2020. This is quite a fair jump from his net worth of $6.5 million in 2018.
Born into the era of music streaming, Lil Pump’s global reach has seen him constantly record over 100 million streams in a year since he came onto the scene in 2016. While that has become one of his main sources of income, he has also continued to earn income from shows, deals, and other merchandise.
His Family And His Special Relationship With His 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 that 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.
Although his mom later remarried, he did not have the best of relationships with his stepdad. Prior to getting married for a second time, Lil Pump’s mom struggled as a single parent to provide for her kids; the rapper and his older brother.
At a point when Garcia was getting in and out of trouble before he finally left school, it was revealed that his relationship with his mom deteriorated.
Lil Pump’s Relationship Life
The exact relationship status of Lil Pump is currently unknown, however, he has repeatedly 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 is yet to be confirmed.
He also had his eyes on Bad Guy singer, Billie Eilish and during an Instagram Live, he decided to take his shot at the singer by declaring his love for her. Despite her massive 61 plus million followers on the platform, the rapper made it bold to ask the Grammy-winning singer out on a date, telling her she is the love of his life.
The feeling was not mutual and so Billie Eilish declined with a simple “No Thanks.”
Demystifying The Rumours About His Death
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. Apart from XXX, he has also lost his close friend, Lil Peep who was also a rapper following an accidental overdose.
After the death of Lil Peep, Lil Pump said he was not going to take Xanax, a drug used in treating depression again.
Other Interesting Things To Know About Lil Pump
1. The rapper has dyslexia, a learning disorder that makes it hard for him to read and understand new words.
2. There was once a rumor that he was dating Amber Rose after the two were spotted together. Commenting on the rumor, Amber said people needed to stop saying she was dating him as she was old enough to be his mother.
3. He has an ongoing feud with J. Cole. The two rappers dropped songs on the issue.
4. Although he claims that he dropped out of Harvard in order to save rap, there is still nothing to back this claim.
5. Not too long after he signed a contract with Warner Bros., it was made void and so he decided to go independent in 2018. It was voided because he was considered underage (16) when he signed the deal.