Lil Pump shakes his dreads as he begins his concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. He greets his fans with a warm, drawn-out
Lil Pump shakes his dreads as he begins his concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. He greets his fans with a warm, drawn-out "Esketit!" "Esketit," howls the crowd, starting a mosh pit. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times

Lil Pump, the 17-year-old rapper who gained massive popularity from the "underground" Soundcloud rap scene within the last year, performed live at the Ritz Ybor last week. Like many South Florida rappers Lil Pump got his start uploading his songs to the music-sharing website and app, leading to a diverse and devoted fan base. His most popular song, "Gucci Gang," has been played more than 62 million times, and his music video has more than 230 million views on Youtube.com. On Thursday, Nov. 30 fans lined up early at The Ritz Ybor to catch his performance up close.

Fans get lit to Lil Pump's opening DJ before his show at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The fan on the left is wearing a shirt that reads, 'RIP Lil Peep.
Fans get lit to Lil Pump's opening DJ before his show at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The fan on the left is wearing a shirt that reads, 'RIP Lil Peep." Soon, they grow impatient. "We want Pump," they chant. The doors to the venue opened at 7 p.m, and some have been waiting in line before then. It was now a little after 9 p.m. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lil Pump performs at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. He went on stage around 10:30 p.m., and performed a 40 minute set. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lil Pump performs at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. He went on stage around 10:30 p.m., and performed a 40 minute set. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lil Pump performs at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lil Pump performs at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lil Pump between songs at his concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times
Lil Pump between songs at his concert at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES | Times