Lil Pump Releases New HARVERD DROPOUT Album
Multi-platinum selling modern icon and history-making teenage superstar Lil Pump-who has cracked the social media code to become the most viral artist to date-unleashed his anxiously awaited follow-up to his self-titled debut and one of the year's most anticipated albums, Harverd Dropout [Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros. Records]. Get it HERE.
activation in Los Angeles last night. The young icon personally invited fans, friends, and tastemakers to attend "Pump University." Like everything he does, it proved to be a larger-than-life experience on par with his outsized personality and persona. Check out the photos HERE.
To give his fans a deeper look into what his version of college looks like, Pump created a new series for his YouTube channel called Pump University, in which he shares a series of hilarious "Lil Lessons." You have to see it to believe it.
He also enabled fans to get their own diploma from Pump University online at this LINK.
In celebration of the album, he just dropped the Sophie Muller (Beyonce, Coldplay, Björk) directed music video for "Be Like Me" [feat. Lil Wayne]. In the video, everyone wants to be like Pump, including senior citizens, animals and children. The on-camera chemistry between Lil Pump and Lil Wayne is electrifying! Over a kinetic beat and thick bassline, Pump serves up clever and catchy verses before the immediately unshakable hook,"Everybody wanna be like me." Meanwhile, Lil Wayne fires off a powerhouse cameo highlighted by otherworldly bars and signature next level flows. Watch the hypnotizing video HERE.
To promote the single and album, Pump pushed the envelope even further with his unconventional concepts, unprecedented antics and meme-able moments. On music's biggest night, Lil Pump unleashed an army of his look-a-likes onto the 61st Grammy Awards. His very own "Harverd Dropouts" rode to the event on a decked-out purple Harverd Dropout bus and made their grand entrance sporting "Be Like Me" outfits. Watch the wild video HERE.
Next up, Pump takes over a secret Hollywood location on Sunday, February 24 for a special album release show, presented by global music streaming and entertainment platform TIDAL. Known for his compelling and explosive live performances, expect a night to remember! TIDAL members can head to TIDAL.com/LilPump to enter for a chance to win tickets to the show.
On Monday, February 25, a night after his special performance (and Hollywood settles from the Academy® Awards), he graces the stage of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! with what promises to be a blockbuster performance of new single "Be Like Me." Be sure to tune in!
Harverd Dropout lives up to Pump's promise to have "saved da rap game." The explosive "Racks On Racks"amassed over 12 million US streams in a few weeks and 19 million YouTube views, while Pitchfork described the video as "wild" and "fast-paced." The album includes a bevy of high-profile guests, ranging from enduring rap royalty such as Kanye West and 2 Chainz to fellow trailblazers
Offset and Lil Uzi Vert, and hypnotic bangers as the star maintains his place at the forefront of hip-hop with endless attitude and no-effs given...
Signature colorful dreads flailing, ominous ink on display, and superhero-sized charisma in plentiful supply, Lil Pump (born August 17, 2000) tore through hip-hop like a tornado, amassing over 2 billion audio and video streams and counting. Lil Pump's breakout hit "Gucci Gang" is a RIAA 4x platinum smash that topped singles charts across North America and Europe, streaming to #2 on the US Spotify Chart and #12 on the Global Chart, while garnering over 880 million
combined YouTube views for its climactic, larger-than-life video. In 2018, Lil Pump's "Esskeetit" music video racked up 383 million YouTube views and closed out the year achieving the biggest-ever global debut for a hip-hop video on YouTube for "I Love It"-his collaboration with Kanye West. After surpassing 76 million views in under a week, it eclipsed 407 million global views and counting. The groundbreaking video- co-directed by West and executively-produced by Spike Jonze- went viral, spawning an #ILoveItChallenge on social media, memes from celebrities like Ellen Degeneres, and a hilarious spoof from The Late Late Show's James Corden. What's more, Pump made headlines with stellar performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and BET's 2018 Hip-Hop Awards. Meanwhile, Billboard touted him in its coveted "21 Under 21" feature.