Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump , is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. [3]

Garcia is best known for his song " Gucci Gang " which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 . [4] He released his debut studio album , Lil Pump , on October 6, 2017.



Early life

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

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.

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." [5] Garcia quickly followed the song with singles "Elementary", "Ignorant", "Gang Shit", and "Drum$tick", each possessing over three million streams. [6] 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. [7] [8]

2017–present: Rising popularity and Lil Pump

Garcia began 2017 by releasing the singles "D Rose" and " Boss ", which were major hits on SoundCloud, collecting a combined 70 million streams. [6] 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. [9] On June 9, 2017, Garcia signed a record deal with Tha Lights Global and Warner Bros. Records , just two months before his seventeenth birthday. [10] 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. [11]

In July 2017, Garcia announced through Twitter that his debut album was in the works and would be released in August. [12] 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. [13] [14]

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 . [15] Garcia released " I Shyne " on January 18, 2018 with producer Carnage . [16] 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, [17] competition rose to sign Garcia with offers as high as $8 million [18] and rappers such as Gucci Mane and DJ Khaled taking interest in Garcia. [3] [3] Garcia sparked rumors he had signed with Gucci Mane's imprint, 1017 Records in February 2018. [3] [3]

On February 15, 2018, Garcia was arrested for discharging a weapon in an inhabited place. [3] 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. [3] Garcia's mother is currently under investigation for endangering a minor and having an unsecured firearm at the home. [3]

Accolades

Garcia was included in Forbes​ annual 30 under 30 2019 in Music.[82]

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
BEL
[3]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[3]
FR
[29]
ITA
[30]
NL
[31]
NZ
[32]
SWE
[33]
US
[34]
USRap
[35]
Lil Pump 80610671946203332

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
AUS
[36]
CAN
[37]
GER
[38]
NZ
[39]
UK
[40]
US
[4]
USR&B/HH
[41]
USRap
[42]
"Movin'"
(featuring Smokepurpp)
2017Non-album single
" Boss "9340 Lil Pump
"Flex Like Ouu"
"D Rose"48
"Molly"
" Gucci Gang "183351527322
"Designer"TBA
" I Shyne "
(with Carnage )
20189549
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US Bub.
[43]
US Bub. R&B/HH
[45]
"Back"
(featuring Lil Yachty )
2017225 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. [43]
  2. "D Rose" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 8 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. [43]
  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. [45]
  4. "I Shyne" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. [43]