il Pump's Style in "ESSKEETIT"
Lil Pump is, without a doubt, one of the most polarizing characters in contemporary hip-hop. Hated by many, loved by more, he was instrumental in the rise of the current generation of “internet-based” rappers (SoundCloud rappers, if you will).
While bragging and being over the top are characteristics that pervade hip-hop culture, Lil Pump took it to levels never seen before, with his entire character being built around the concept of always being “extra”.
Whether you enjoy his music or not, it can’t be denied that the young rapper is one of the most entertaining on the scene at the moment. This is reflected in the fact that time and time again he is able to turn a few catchphrases into absolute hit singles (just look at the title of this song!).
On the fashion side of things we’ve come to appreciate Pump for his extremely flashy style, and keeping in mind he rose to stardom literally by shouting out Gucci, most will not be surprised by some of his fashion choices. In this video, however, he shows that his taste in luxury clothing goes far beyond the Italian brand, so let’s take a deeper look!
Outfits from the Music Video
0:07 - First shot of the video, and there’s already plenty to talk about. But let’s start with this rare pair of Dsquared2 Baby Print Jeans. In the same shot, one can’t help but notice his (much expected) homage to Gucci, as he wears a pair of Gucci shades, Women’s Gucci Aces, and a Gucci Metallic Leather Bomber Jacket.
Pink Fur Jacket & White Denim
Gucci Belt & Leather Biker Jacket with Leather Pants
1:42 - Back to the snow, with more Gucci. Lil Pump is now wearing a different pair of sunglasses from the Italian brand.
Fur Vest & Black T-Shirt
Gucci Aces & Glitter Jacket with Ripped Black Jeans
2:23 - Back to the snowy landscape once more, with the rapper now sporting a pair of rare Chanel Sneakers.
Replicating Lil Pump’s style is undoubtedly not for everyone, not just because of the extreme flashiness, but especially due to the price tags associated with most of his pieces. The rapper is certainly not one to go for budget looks.
Bank account concerns aside, you may have noticed how a number of the items worn in the video are actually women’s pieces. This goes to show how open-minded this new generation of rap artists can be when it comes to gender in fashion. Sometimes the best look may be waiting for you where some wouldn’t look!
While some old school rap lovers may frown upon Lil Pump’s music and looks, his style definitely draws major inspiration from the broader hip-hop culture, with plenty of fur and big brand names to brag about. As disruptive as he can be, the young rapper is not throwing out the window the canons of what a rapper should look like, but merely adapting them to the much flashier age that we’re living in.
If standing out wherever you go is your thing, you should definitely consider taking some style cues from Lil Pump!