- Lil Pump breaks the record for the worlds shortest retirement comeback.
- The mumble rapper has a Lil history of violence
- Id rather listen to the sound of internet dial-up, on repeat foreverthan hear the words Gucci Gang one more time.
Much to the jubilation of people with ears, American rapper Lil Pump, AKA Gazzy Garcia, announced his retirement last week.
Unfortunately, Pumps brief break from music was a poorly concocted charade. But time is most definitely up for the problematic mumble rapper.
The Retirement Announcement We All Wish Was Real
Last week, Mr. Pump wrote an Instagram post claiming to be throwing in the towel on his brief rap career.
Lil Pump quits music | Source: Instagram
Presumably, the troubled artist aimed to pursue another profession. After all, with a name like Lil Pump, theres undoubtedly a myriad of jobs available. Perhaps a gas station attendant? Stock market analyst?
Sadly, the Harverd Dropout feigned retirement in a tired effort to promote his new song.
Relaying the bad news through the medium of TikTok (as is customary with Gen Z), the mumble rapper explained that it was all a hilarious hoax.
He eloquently captioned the video:
YALL THOUGHT I QUIT B***H IM BACK CONTACTO ESTO ES PA MIS LATINOS VAMOS A ROMPERRR PARA CUANDO QUIEREN QUE SUELTE ESTA?
The Spanish roughly translates to: Im sorry Im such a terrible rapper. Ive reflected on my past deeds, and I promise to try and be a better person going forward.
Is that the real translation? No, but it should be.
Lil Pumps History of Violence
Show me a rapper who doesnt have a history of violence, and Ill show you Lil Yachty. Theres a nice young mumble rapper your grandma can get behind.
Okayfair enoughwhen youre a rapper, violence all too often comes with the territory.
That doesnt give you the right to act like human garbage. In his 19 years on Earth, Pump has been arrested for disorderly conduct, charged for firing his mothers gun without cause, and accused of being racially insensitive.
But nothing comes close to the time Pump admitted to beating a young girl in middle schooland then bragging about it on a podcast several years later.
Theres No Justifying His Music, Either
People can change, and the guy is young. But that doesnt excuse the fact that his music has gone mainstream and were forced to listen to it.
Sounding more like a product placement deal with a high-end fashion company rather than an actual song, Pumps first mainstream banger Gucci Gang managed to rack up well over 1 billion views on Youtube.
Featuring the words Gucci Gang approximately 49 times, the song also includes such killer bars as:
My b***h love do cocaine, ooh
I f**k a b***h, I forgot her name, yeah
Lyrical geniusa sonnet for a generation if there ever was one.
Kudos to whoever managed to transcribe those lyrics. I guess theres a reason they call it mumble rap.
Musically speaking, the track isnt terrible, but anyone with a little money can buy a half-decent beat.
But compared to lyrically sound rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Lil Pumps bars come across as plain weak. Take a look at thefairly aptlyrics from Kendricks Untiled 02:
I could put a rapper on life supportGuarantee something that none of you wantThen hold me down and they yell something likeRent is like twenty-five hundred a month
In a time when issues such as equality and mental health are so integral, how have Pumps misogynistic blabberings and blatant endorsements for drug abuse enjoyed such a large platform?
The fact that most of his impressionable fans arent even old enough to vote is an even bigger issue. Can you imagine an entire generation growing up idolizing this guy?
Lets hope that next time Pump decides to take a break from music, itll be for good.
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This article was edited by Aaron Weaver.
Last modified: February 20, 2020 8:57 PM UTC