Wifisfuneral, Lil Pump, And More Are Racking Up Millions Of Plays Overnight
Move over Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, South Florida has a new wave of rappers taking over. From controversial rappers Kodak Black and XXXTENTACION to rising MCs like Wifisfuneral and Lil Pump, rising stars from the Sunshine State are racking up millions of plays on Soundcloud and gaining cult followings along the way. Many of these artists are even co-opting Soundcloud’s Alternative Rock tag, making it an unlikely destination for their genre-defying trap. So, who exactly are they?
Lil Pump is one of the most colorful and bizarre rappers coming out of South Florida right now. At only 16 years old, the Miami rapper’s music depicts a barred-out trap lifestyle with a hint of irony. His song “Elementary” has over two million plays on Soundcloud—while songs like “D Rose,” and “Lil Pump” both have over four million views.
Lil Pump’s closest collaborator, SmokePurpp a.k.a. Lil Purpp, is yet another Miami rapper and producer who has kids across the country losing their minds. Purpp’s racked up millions of streams for songs like “Ski Mask,”“Six Rings,” and “No Smoke.” He recently signed to Alamo Records, an imprint of Interscope. SmokePurpp has a project release date slated for the spring and his first single, “Woah” produced by TM88 is already out, as is a surprise collaboration with RiFF RAFF“HOW THAT MAKE U FEEL,” which hit a million plays on Soundcloud overnight.
There’s also Wifisfuneral, hailing from Palm Beach, who’s also signed to Alamo Records. He has over 70 songs on Soundcloud that range from aggressive trap to more mellow, complex singles, but “Love The Feeling” is his biggest hit, so far.
These artists have more in common than just being from Florida; their songs are generally only two to three minutes long and gravitate towards lo-fi, blown-out aesthetics. Catch up on who’s popping right now in the video above.