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Lil Pump Signs Giant Warner Bros. Contract

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  1. Melody Bot

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    TMZ reports that Lil Pump has signed an $8 million contract with Warner Brother Records:

    According to the contract, Warner Bros. Records agrees to pay Pump an $8 million advance, and then $9,000 for the first year, $12k for the second and $15k for the 3rd through 7th contract years.

  2. Turkeylegz


    Without sounding hostile, is this guy any good? What justifies this kind of money? I really don't like his big song.
  3. skogsraet

    Trusted Supporter

    He’s not any good and it’s weird that he got a deal this big. He had a huge single but he’s only 17 and there are a lot of way better young rappers Warner could sign. I could be wrong about that though, Chance and Brockhampton kind of proved you don’t need major label backing in hip hop so maybe fewer artists are interested in signing. Idk. Still feels weird.
  4. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    I want this guy's agent
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  5. ReginaPhilange

    Trusted Prestigious

    he has a really strong social media presence, that's worth a lot. that's my guess at least

    (also besides the fact that that Gucci Gang song is huge, also worth a lot lol)

    not my cup of tea but to each their own.
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  6. mattylikesfilms


    Homeboy will blow through that advance soooooo quick lol
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  7. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    I just don't think there's any talent involved in this kind of music. Repeating the same two words over and over for 2 minutes over a boring beat doesn't do it for me.
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  8. TerrancePryor Prestigious

    His sophomore album has to go platinum from pure album sales only in order for Warner Bros. to not drop him.
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  9. Shrek

    youngest man alive Prestigious

    is there a lot of precedent for such a front-loaded deal? seems so weird, i have a feeling by year three he will be broke and having a real issue with taking in less than minimum wage lol
  10. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Dude needs to stick that nest fund into some 5-7% return investments and ride it out.

    But I guess he won’t do that lol. I am so interested in reading the contracts for these types of deals, there’s gotta be so many stipulations and restrictions that he has a result of such a front loaded deal.
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  11. youll be fine

    Trusted Supporter

    So say he gets dropped in ~2-3 years. Does he have to pay back that 8 million advance?
  12. Orville


    It's surprising to me that Asap Rocky back in the day got a $3mil advance and this guy gets nearly triple that, theres no way he has that much staying power by comparison, but maybe i'm wrong in never seeing the appeal of lil pump.
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  13. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    oh what? i read a while ago that he was underaged when signing, so he's a free agent?? dudes an idiot, but doesn't matter if he's good, he has a lot of momentum and hype around his name and gucci gang single. soundcloud rappers are the trend. probably will get dropped once the hype dies down.

    lol and i think people commenting on rap who don't listen to rap is one of my favorite things on this site
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  14. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Not sure there's a single comment on this thread that suggests they don't listen to rap. There are people who say they don't like his music, but those people very well could listen to a lot of hip-hop.
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  15. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    ASAP didn't have a hit as big as pump at the time.
  16. He had a huge tape, critical acclaim, and a fan base. Pump has none of those things, and all of them are typically more valuable than a hit to a label like WBR. This is a strange deal.
  17. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    Let's be honest. ~$1 million of that will go toward a car. Maybe more if he goes for a Bugatti.
  18. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    gucci gang was a #3 song

    this is also the soundcloud streaming generation where single hits matter far more than albums
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  19. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    that's fucked up for even thinking that
  20. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    I'm just referring to the comment saying that this type of rap doesn't require "talent". It does require talent to acquire a mass following, a brand and a huge contract. Just because you're not into the soundcloud trend, it's kinda ignorant to say it doesn't take talent. There's no one genre of hip hop like there's no one genre of emo/punk.
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  21. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    and who knows, maybe lil pump is smarter than what yall are suggesting. maybe he has a rad investor and financial director. idk, but if i had 8 mil at 18, i'd flash it a little too
  22. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

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