Lil Pump – Lil Pump (Warner Bros., 2017)
South Florida trap rapper Lil Pump has made quite a name for himself over the last few months. His signature short, minute-and-a-half-long songs comprised of nothing but a three-word hook and distorted bass have captured the attention of rap fans and hypebeasts alike. With singles like “D Rose” and “Flex Like Ouu” under his belt, Lil Pump is finally here with his debut mixtape. Let’s just say, if you’ve heard one Lil Pump song, you’ve heard them all. In fact, if you’ve heard 15 seconds of a song, you know his entire catalogue. Lil Pump does little to switch up his flow or the beats he raps over. Even the tape’s features, which include names like Lil Yachty and 2 Chainz, are uninspired. But if I have to say something positive, this mixtape is catchy as hell. The simplistic hooks lend themselves well to singing along and, while not diverse, the beats slap.
Trial Track: “Gucci Gang”