BBC Radio 1 StageFriday6:25 pm
Signature pink and blonde dreads flailing, ominous ink on display, and superhero-sized charisma, Lil Pump tore through hip-hop like a tornado. Joining forces with the next generation music and entertainment company Tha Lights Global in late 2016, the 17-year-old South Florida sonic fire-plug ratcheted up over 300 million-plus Soundcloud plays with “Molly” [38 million-plus] going #1 and “Gucci Gang” reaching #2 on the platform. Upon release, Lil Pump’s debut album was the #1 streaming album. Additionally, “Gucci Gang” reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has earned over 100 million views on YouTube. Meanwhile, the signature “D Rose” blasted past 81 million views on YouTube and 39 million Spotify streams. Averaging 17 million monthly active listeners on Spotify, he’s become an untouchable, undeniable, and unique presence. Moreover, he’s been extensively profiled by Forbes,The New York Times, XXL, HotNewHipHop, Billboard, Pigeons And Planes, High Snobiety, and more. This is only the beginning though. Lil Pump is primed to pop off even more in 2018.