XXXTentacion and Lil Pump just left everyone in the dust. The artists threw a curveball this week with ground-breaking new single “Arms Around You” (feat. Maluma & Swae Lee). Listen to this Latin-influenced track on these digital retailers via Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros. Records.
“Arms Around You” burst onto the scene with production work from Mally Mall, Skrillex and JonFX. This song brought a life back through music, with the passing of XXXTentacion. Lil Pump, a friend of XXXTentacion, reached out to his mom, Cleopatra Bernard, in a creative plan to leave XXXTentacion’s mark on the hip-hop world. This track takes alternative, Latin, pop and hip-hop vibes to a whole new level. You can hear X sing, “Arms around you / Te amo mami / Let me hold you / Wrap my arms all around you…” Lil Pump, Cleopatra, and collaborators like Maluma and Swae Lee pieced this fragile track together with care. You can see the lyric video to this commemorative single here.
Lil Pump recently accomplished the most popular global debut for a hip-hop video for “I Love It” with Kanye West. This earth-shattering video accumulated over 76 million views in less than a week. Co-directed by Kanye and executive producer Spike Jonze, this video sparked an #ILoveItChallenge on social media and gained even more popularity through talk shows like Ellen and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Lil Pump didn’t stop there though; he opened up for the BET awards with a medley performance of his most popular tracks. Lil Pump has also collaborated with big names like Lil Uzi Vert and even Gucci Mane. Billboard confirmed that Pump is on its most desired list of “21 Under 21 2018: Music’s Next Generation.”
XXXTentacion has become wildly successful with his creations. His second album, ?, peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 while going platinum. He profited 3.2 million in sales and collected 5.2 billion global streams. The buck certainly doesn’t stop there – inside the record is “SAD!” (4x-platinum), “MOONLIGHT” (2x-platinum), and “CHANGES”(2x-platinum).
XXXTentacion was awarded the “Best New Hip Hop Artist” at the BET Hip-Hop awards along with “Favorite Album – Soul/R&B” for 17 at the American Music Awards.