Lil Pump is one of the household names in the rapping genre of the American Music Industry. He is an American rapper, songwriter and producer. He has amassed an impressive discography, which includes albums Lil Pump (2017) and Harverd Dropout (2019). Standout singles include “Gucci Gang”, “Esskeetit”, “Boss”, “D Rose” and “I Love It” with Kanye West and Adele Givens. At a tender age, he was named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2019.
Gazzy Garcia is known professionally as Lil Pump was born on August 17, 2000, in Miami, Florida. He was born to a Cuban father and Mexican mother. At the age of six, his parents got separated after which, his mother moved to Miami giving birth to his older half-brother. Lil Pump suffers from dyslexia and was once kicked out of school in the 10th grade for fighting.
According to Lil Pump, he was once accepted into Harvard but dropped out to go into the rap game.
Lil Pump has been caught in-between frays of the public over his style of posts on social media. In December 2018, he was accused of being racist towards Asians following the previewing of a snippet of his Butterfly Doors song. He was given a stick for using Asian slurs and stereotypes in the song. He later tendered an apology through an apology video on Instagram. He later went on to release a redacted version of the song. The rapper was banned on Twitter many times for uploading contents that are lewd and violent.
In the year 2018, Garcia had a running of legal issues. In February 2018, he was arrested for shooting a gun inside his own home in San Fernando Valley. On August 29, 2018, Garcia was arrested in Miami for driving without a license. On December 4, 2018, Lil Pump was arrested by the Danish police following a performance in Vega, Copenhagen for being in possession of marijuana. He was later fined and banned from entering the country for 2 years.
On December 13, 2018, Lil Pump was arrested at a Miami airport for improper conduct. This was after he resisted his luggage being searched by security employees. Although no drug was found, he was taken into custody conducting disorderly.
Garcia’s love to build a rap career started when he was introduced to Omar Pineiro aka Smokepurpp. They began collaborating in 2013. Smokepurpp produced a track and asked Lil Pump to freestyle over it. The track went on to be titled ‘Lil Pump’ and was released as Pump’s debut single in 2016 on the music streaming site, SoundCloud.
Following the debut single release, Garcia quickly released other singles including Elementary”, “Ignorant”, “Gucci Gang”, “Gang Shit”, and “Drum$tick”. Each garnered over 3 million views on SoundCloud. The song, Gucci Gang became his first Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at number three on November 8, 2017. The astounding success his singles recorded on SoundCloud earned him a popularity that drew under South Florida underground rap’s radar.
In 2017, Lil Pump released the singles “D Rose” and “Boss”. Both singles racked up a combined number of 70 million views. The success of D Rose drew the attention of Chicago based director Cole Bennett, which led to him to produce its music video. It was later released on YouTube and has gained over 145 million views.
Two months before his 17th birthday, Garcia signed a record label deal with Tha Lights Global and Warner Bros. Records, just two months before his seventeenth birthday. His contract was however voided in the summer of 2018 over the legal rationale that he was a minor at the time. He released his debut album on October 6, 2017, ‘Lil Pump’, featuring Smokepurpp, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty, Chief Keef, Rick Ross, and 2 Chainz. Since the release of his debut album, Lil Pump has courted interests from various high profile rappers who want to collaborate with him.
This includes artists such as Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, and DJ Khaled. In July 2018, released the single, Drug Addicts, that features the award-winning actor Charlie Sheen. Garcia announced in August 2018 that he intends to release his second album, Harverd Dropout. The release was suspended owing to unforeseen circumstances.
On September 7, 2018, Lil Pump collaborated with Kanye West and comedian, Adele Givens for the track, ‘I Love It’. The track went on to top the Canadian Hot 100 list.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the rapper is worth more than $8 million. This he has shown in his taste of luxury and wealthy life. We wear costly jewelry and nice designer attire that reflects how rich he is at his age.
Lil Pump’s money came mainly from his music concerts or advertisements on YouTube. After posting his music videos to YouTube, they garnered millions of viewership. YouTube now pays the rapper around $500,000 for advertisements according to The Squander. His Gucci Gang song that is being considered his most successful song increased his earning in shows. He now earns around $10,000-$100,000 per music show.
The Gucci Gang song was nominated for the Billboard Music Awards. Top Streaming Song category in 2018. The Lil Pump single was also nominated for MTV Video Music Awards in the Push Artist of the Year category.