LIL PUMP

"Bitch one day I went to fuckin' church // Pastor told me boy you off the perc" -  Lil Pump

A recent find of takeplug writer Jake Johnson, the self-proclaimed "trapper of the century" Lil Pump hails from Miami-Dade County, Florida. He often trades bars with Smokepurpp, his best friend, and has recently collaborated with Ugly God. Although he comes from the recent wave of bubblegum trap (Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Madeintyo), he distinguishes himself with his addictive beat production and "real ignorant" lines. He doesn't take himself too seriously. D Rose is a complete banger. In Ignorant, he samples Spongebob, which geeked me out. For whatever reason, I cannot stop listening to Lil Pump. His music is honest. It's refusal to bite off of the Migos style, something that has become commonplace in many recent releases. He has yet to drop a mixtape, but I can foresee it being something that would bump across the country. If he drops it soon, his mixtape would boost Miami's presence in a year beginning with Atlanta taking hip-hop culture by storm. - Peter Barkey-Bircann