Dave Grohl Compares Lil Pump to the Germs, DRI and Minor Threat
Published Jun 29, 2018Is Lil Pump good or bad? That's one of many exhausting pop culture conversations that has been unfolding over the last few years. For aging white rockers named Dave, however, the answer is becoming increasingly clear — Lil Pump is, in fact, good.
Following a cover of the rapper from Dave Matthews, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl has now spoken out in support of the "Gucci Gang" rapper, and his argument is hard to deny — Lil Pump is punk.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Grohl said he's been pondering Pump's oeuvre for a while.
"Pat Smear and I had this conversation as we both became huge fans of Lil Pump, because imagine playing a Germs record for your father who was a classically trained musician," he said. "What do you think he would think?"
Grohl continued: "When I was a kid listening to punk rock, all I wanted was noise and rebellion, whether it was satanic death metal or industrial noise. If anybody dug into my record collection then, it's like, 'This is noise!' I love a good trap beat and a nice 808. And one of the things I love the most about 'Gucci Gang' is it's two minutes long. It's like a DRI song or a Minor Threat song. Look, I'm not going out and getting face tattoos anytime soon, but if [Lil Pump's] 'D Rose' comes on, I am down."
Thank you for clearing this up, Dave.