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16-year-old rapper, Lil Tecca, marks his Billboard chart debut on the Emerging Artists list after breakout single “Ran$om” gains 8.1 million streams in its first week.
Born Tyler Sharpe, Lil Tecca hails from Queens along with other star-studded rappers such as Nas, 50 Cent, and Nicki Minaj. He started his rap career when he and his friend decided they would diss each other through songs. Little did he know it would be the start of a career that would take off not much longer after that.
Lil Tecca’s first upload to SoundCloud as of now is titled “No More” with 480,000 plays; however, he’s stated it’s not his first published song since he deleted a lot of songs off his page. Despite just recently garnering attention, Tecca’s lowest performing song on SoundCloud is still over 475,000 plays.
He uses other social media platforms to draw in crowds as well. He is often seen using Triller among the more widely known apps like Instagram and Twitter, sometimes previewing unreleased music. His rise to fame skyrocketed through a Lyrical Lemonade music video posted to YouTube.
With a promising career ahead of him, Lil Tecca hopes to ride his current wave of fame to complete stardom in the near future.