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Lil Pumps Gucci Gang Is The Most Streamed Song In The United States

November 19, 2017

Lil Pumps Gucci Gang Is The Most Streamed Song In The United StatesThe proliferation of music streaming has drastically changed the popular music landscape, in ways that deserve a much more thorough thinkpiece than what is to follow in this post.Effectively, outlets such as Soundcloud and Spotify have allowed independent rappers to challenge established pop superstars for chart positionand quite often, win. Case in point, whats unfolding on the Billboard Hot 100 right now.Sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 is Post Malone and 21 Savages Rockstar. Malone is one of the first true Soundcloud breakthroughs, entering the public consciousness with his surprise smash hit White Iverson, and parlaying it immediately into a major label deal. His counterpart on the song, 21 Savage, has reached notoriety on the back of a series of haunting and ultra-graphic mixtapes that are not at all fit for terrestrial radio airplay.In the second spot is Camilla Cabellos Havana, which is a more conventional charting songCabello is a former member of Fifth Harmony, a group that effectively came together on a television game show. However, flanking her on the song is Young Thug, who is the stylistic influence of any number of current rappers, from Lil Uzi Vert on down the line.

Lil Pump Ticket Prices and Chart Positions Soar

However, the biggest shock on the chart is Lil Pumps Gucci Gang, an independently produced Soundcloud rap hit. Acclaimed pop writer Jon Caramanica describes the Soundcloud Rap genre as the most vital and disruptive new movement in hip-hop thanks to rebellious music, volcanic energy and occasional acts of malevolence.[vc_video link="" el_width="80" align="center"]According to the New York Times though, it may be even bigger than its chart positionit may be the most listened to song in the United States at the moment:Pump has been able to parlay the success of Gucci Gang into a successful tour. To put it in perspective, tickets for his show in Las Vegas in December currently start at $191.

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