The year-old belongs to a scene sometimes referred to as SoundCloud rap: a cohort of extremely young artists who found fame on the internet with staggering speed.
Lil Pump review – mindless, parent-resistant mumble rap
Pump has placed himself at the vanguard of the most distinctively youth-oriented subgenre in a generation.
Like his peers, Pump writes lyrics that cover the standard gangsta rap topics — drugs, designer clothes and disparaging attitudes to women — but do so with an emphasis on mindless repetition and a post-ironic sense of the ridiculous.
It is hard to ignore the similarities between SoundCloud rap and the first wave of punk: the sonic simplicity, gleeful inanity and sense of transgression most of these rappers have well-publicised legal troubles.