Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper, record producer and songwriter.
Garcia began 2017 by releasing the singles “D Rose” and “Boss”, which were major hits on SoundCloud, collecting a combined 70 million streams. 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. On June 9, 2017, Garcia signed a record deal with Tha Lights Global and Warner Bros. Records, just two months before his seventeenth birthday. However, in January 2018, Garcia’s contract with Warner Bros. Records was voided due to a technicality of him being a minor at the time of signing.
In July 2017,
Garcia announced through Twitter that his debut album was in the works and would be released in August. 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.
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. Garcia released “I Shyne” on January 18, 2018 with producer Carnage. 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, competition rose to sign Garcia with offers reportedly as high as $8 million to $12 million or more, and rappers such as Gucci Mane and DJ Khaled taking interest in Garcia. Garcia sparked rumors he had signed with Gucci Mane’s imprint, 1017 Records in February 2018. Nonetheless, Garcia re-signed another contract with Warner Bros. for $8 million on March 12, 2018.
On April 13, 2018,
Garcia released “Esskeetit”, which debuted and peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100.