Smokepurpp doesn't give a fuck what you think. That much will be clear if you've spent any time watching his and Lil Pump's adventures on social media. Their raw and reckless energy is part of what their fans like so much about the two artists, and that same energy has them Tweeting things like “Bitch I'm better than j Cole. Fuck all that lyrical shit” (Lil Pump, 2016) and teasing a J. Cole diss track.
In a new interview with Montreality, Smokepurpp makes clear that none of this should be taken too seriously. “Nowadays everything is kind of a troll, so people know it's trolling, but if you don't, we don't care, Pump doesn't care,” he says. He goes on to remind critics of younger artists that music is always evolving, and that's just natural.
“The OGs that are around right now don't sound like the OGs that were around before them. We don't sound like our OGs and when we're the OGs, the younger people are not going to sound like us. Music is art, there's no specific way to make art, you could do what you want, you could grab a mic and fart on that sh*t and go viral. If we want to mumble rap, we can mumble rap.”
Smokepurpp also speaks on Lil Peep, his favorite rapper 50 Cent, chasing your dreams, and more. Watch the interview below and then check out what happened when we had Smokepurpp on Trending Topics.
Starring in Den of Thieves, 50 Cent talks about his role in the film and working with Gerard Butler. He also takes time out to discuss what he would have changed on Eminem’s latest album and shared his thoughts on Jay Z’s 4:44 and artists like Lil Pump.
As of right now, we promise not to call anything SoundCloud rap.
Despite how restrictive that label was, we all knew what it meant. It described a unique scene that existed on the SoundCloud platform and for a minute, it was useful. Since then, things have changed. Artists like Lil Pump, Trippie Redd, and Ski Mask The Slump God are now a part of the mainstream discussion. They're in the charts, on the radio, and selling out shows around the world. It's much bigger than SoundCloud.
For some reason, a lot of people are still calling it all SoundCloud rap. Let's stop. In our latest P&P Update, we discuss the term SoundCloud rap, explain why we're done using it, and look to the future.
R.I.P. SoundCloud rap. It was fun while it lasted.
Thanks to the success of his hit song, “Gucci Gang,” Lil Pump has spent the majority of 2017 touring all over the country. As a result, he’s raked in more money than the average 17-year-old can count and found creative ways to spend that money in the process.
One of the big-ticket items Pump purchased recently was an icy watch from Avianne & Co Jewelers in New York City. Complex was on hand when Pump stopped through the Avianne shop to check out a number of timepieces. He tried on a bunch of them, picked out the one he liked best, and then casually dropped a brick of cash on the counter to pay for it.
I've never met Lil Yachty, but his aquatic poetry has me convinced he's a pretty kind dude. Just look at him holding a box of his signature pizza in the photo up top. NICE GUY ALERT, am I right?
Thus, when someone hit the tweets with claims that he “wasn't friendly” when snapping a pic in public whilst most likely trying to just have a reasonably normal day, Yachty responded with some clarity.
According to Yachty, the photo's caption simply isn't true. “Things like this are so crazy to me because I literally stopped mid conversation and started talking to you and took a pic with you,” Yachty, quoting the original (and since-deleted) tweet, said Tuesday. Instances like this, Yachty added, are part of why he doesn't enjoy taking photos in public anymore.
Things like this are so crazy to me.. because I️ literally stopped mid conversation and started talking to you and took a pic with you..lmao https://t.co/2waUMaVbdI
The self-proclaimed King of Teens has more important fish to fry, anyway. He and Quavo just dropped the official video for their Joe Budden-taunting “Ice Tray” featuring a full-blown Everyday Struggle parody titled Old Rappers Struggling, and Yachty promised last month that a collab project with Lil Pump would arrive at some point in 2018.
Yachty and Pump are planning to follow the early '18 release with a tour:
On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joyner Lucas joined Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska to talk all things rap, including Eminem’s ‘Revival’ tracklist, Mase’s comeback tour, and much more. During the episode, Joyner addressed his recent shots at Lil Pump and fully broke down his beef with Logic that goes back some time.
On today’s #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through the day of daily news topics, including Meek Mill getting denied bail, Joyner Lucas’ new Lil Pump diss, Jimmy Iovine’s comments on streaming services getting money, and much more. The episode also featured Joe getting very honest about Jeezy and his next album.
Lil Yachty and Lil Pump took to Twitter Sunday to announce something their devoted fanbases will definitely love: they have a tape together, and it sounds like it'll drop in the next few months. Plus, they could be touring together as well.
You can definitely trust the information since it comes directly from the source: Lil Yachty posted a screenshot of his and Lil Pump’s text conversations on his Twitter, adding that the project will be “first of the year, we promise.” Lil Yachty himself told Lil Pump that the tape needs to be released in January or February, after which the two would go on tour together. The conversation ended with Lil Pump’s iconic “eskitteeet!”
(And while we’re here peeping on Lil Yachty’s text messages, it looks like he has that extra long screenshot which suggest he already got his hands on the new iPhone X. Plus, he has a bunch of messages he should really be paying attention to.)
But that’s not all that Lil Yachty announced. He was full of promises today, in fact: he reminded his fans that Lil Boat 2 is still scheduled to drop the year. He's been teasing the project since August. “Another promise,” he wrote, really binding himself to his word publicly to his fans.
Lil Boat 2 Still Drops This Year, Another Promise 🤞🏿
The two have previously collaborated, most recently on Lil Pump's track “Back” from his self-titled debut album, Lil Pump.
Whatever you may think this joint project will sound like, it looks like the two rappers are determined to start the year releasing new music and performing for their fans. Love 'em or hate 'em, it doesn't sound like they're bothered (at least not Lil Pump, judging by a recent tweet.) They're here for the youth.