I have been obsessed with the rapper Lil Toe since I first discovered him in early 2017 and he’s probably one of the artists I have written about the most on this site. In fact I just checked and there are at least 14 articles that are expressly about him on this site.
I’m also definitely dressing up as him for halloween this year, so yeah definitely a stan with Lil Toe. However just like I am a stan with Eminem, Boosie, Young Buck, and Ilovemakonnen, that doesn’t mean I can’t tell when one of these artists releases something that’s weak or I simply don’t like. So with some of toe’s more recent tracks, admittedly, I haven’t been feeling them. Song’s like “Dick on fleek” or “Side bitch song” haven’t really struck a chord with me but that’s changed with his newest track and visuals “Search Me Up”.
Lil Toe is at his best in search me up so if you haven’t given this artist a chance yet, you need to do so now!
Major replay value for me, and hopefully for you to.
Also sidenote, look at the cover photo above for the video and tell me that doesn’t look exactly like Kid Trunks with a ski mask on.
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I don’t know if you remember but previously I said that Lil Toe was marketing himself by releasing his videos on various channels like Elevator, Astari, and NoJumper. I wrote that 33 days ago and in the article I predicted that his next music video would be on WorldStar
Well he just released the visuals for his Pipe Down track and low and behold its on WSHH:)
One of the ways that I have promoted my website and its content is through Genius, the website formerly known as RapGenius. What I have done is that I have posted the links to interviews with the producers of songs and the rappers. I grew my account from the initial 100 IQ to around 200 and I say around 200 because sometimes people would downvote my anotations or the links to the interviews in the comments.
Well I just found out that unfortunately my account has been suspended due to my link posting and initially I was pissed. However, I saw that before my account was suspended it had grown to a 240 IQ, which is minuscule compared to others on that site, but I was still happy because I had gotten a 20 points IQ award. I got this because Lil Toenail had cosigned my song bio for his track Wake Up where I give a excerpt from my interview with 2 Piece
So whatever Genius. Lil Toe still cosigned it. Im happy af!
Early last year, Lil Toenail released a bunch of tracks sporadically on YouTube and all of the streaming sites. The way that I found him was because somehow or another he was able to market himself through Spotify. Now I am not exactly sure how this is accomplished but for some reason his music kept getting suggested to one of my best friends Jon, aka MostNope. I don’t have Spotify, I have YouTube red, so I had no idea about him until one day my boy sends me a screenshot of this dude and I am like “yo I gotta see what the eff this is about”.
Well…if you have been a reader of this blog for awhile, or you are someone that met me in one of my many uber / lyft rides, or if you even know me personally. Then you know that I have been an unabashed huge fan since that day Jon sent me that screenshot. Honestly Lil Toe is probably in my top 5 if not 3 most streamed artists of 2017.
One of the songs he released in that period of last year was a song called “F*ck Sh*t” which was a banger and even got to the point that it was remixed by Riff Raff. Well now Lil Toe has dropped a music video for it, sans riff raff, and it premiered on NoJumper yesterday which is dooope af.
To me Toe has that “je ne sais quoi” something that’s just a little extra that can’t be explained that draws you to an artist. Also from personal anecdotal experience 95% of the people I have shown Lil Toe’s music have become instantly enamored with this artist just like I did. Please understand that this isn’t a small test group either that I am talking about, this doesn’t only include my friends and acquaintances. It also includes probably 100 rides out of the 1,100 uber rides in 5 months I did last year and sometimes those rides had up to 4 people in the car. I would say a conservative estimate would be that I showed his music to 150 people in Uber Rides last year and the real majority of them fxcked with it.
I just really see this guy blowing up if he continues to release bangers and quality content which he will.
Lil Toe is back with a new banger and I CAUTION TO YOU if you are going to listen to this in your car that you adjust your bass so that you don’t blow out your speakers.
Pipe down you aint really from the hood
Pipe down [hold up] bitch i wish you would
Pipe down ima leave yo ass shook
I dont fuck with fake niggas i could read them like a book
I Iike to rock designer
Eat at bennihanas
Whip out anaconda
Put it in yo momma
I dont wear no condom
My gun hot like sauna
Pull up to the barber
100 dollar Lineup
Pull up with the scope on the roof aye
Pull up with a dick i might put it in her tooth aye
Pull up run your pockets ima take all of your loot aye
Bitch ima pirate lemme take all of yo booty (arrg)
(joji pass me the pistol)
You kissin on her lips, she was kissin on my cock
If you fuck with lil toe end up w a red dot
If you fuck with lil toe you gon end up on fox
If you fuck with lil toe end up up gettin shot
I keep a mask on i dont fuck w opps
Bitch im trading coins, what the fuck is a stock?
I might buy a Honda and do doughnuts in the lot
You dont get (real) plays using SoundCloud bots
Whether you are a passive fan of hip hop / rap music or a super fan, you know the stereotype or the old joke, with rappers calling themselves “lil (put name here).” In fact, it was someone last night that I was driving around for Uber (my main gig) who said to me, “why do so many rappers call themselves lil?”
Now this person I was driving, wasn’t a fan of hip hop, and only had two examples to name which were Lil Wayne and Lil Peep. But still the fact that someone who doesn’t listen to Rap was still able to lament about how so many rappers call themselves lil, really renewed an interest in writing an article idea I have had for some time.
So today with my car in the shop I decided to put some research into finding out more about this “lil” phenomenon.
A couple of the things I sought out to do:
- Find out an exact number of how many rappers I could find whose stage name starts with Lil.
- See which names are the most creative, funny, unique, etc.
- Compile a list so that other aspiring rappers don’t make the mistake of picking a name that is already being in use which to many up and coming artists don’t take into account.
Criteria for the list:
- Rappers listed on Soundcloud, YouTube, and Genius who are actively putting out music or relevant in some manner even if they are not currently releasing music.
- I tried to not include rappers whose names might have included “lil” before but have now been changed, for example Lil Boosie (who now goes by Boosie Badazz) and Lil Capp (who now goes by Capp)
By the numbers:
- 63 Rappers who stage name begins with Lil
- Most popular first letters for the second part of their name: D (6), W (6), M (5), B (4), F (4), S (4)
- Top 6 most creative and / or unique names: Lil Bootycall, Lil Housephone, Lil Icepack, Lil Toenail, Lil Ugly Mane, Lil Windex
All the rappers named Lil:
- Lil Aaron
- Lil AJ
- Lil B
- Lil Baby
- Lil Barnacle
- Lil Bootycall
- Lil Boom
- Lil Chief Dinero
- Lil Cray
- Lil Chuckee
- Lil Debbie
- Lil Dicky
- Lil Durk
- Lil Duke
- Lil Dripp
- Lil Droop
- Lil Eytch
- Lil Flash
- Lil Flipp
- Lil Foxx
- Lil Frost
- King Lil G
- Lil Housephone
- Lil Icepack
- Lil Jay
- Lil Jojo
- Lil Jon
- Lil Keke
- Lil Kim
- Lil Kleine – One of the biggest rappers out of the Netherlands.
- Lil Larcenie
- Lil Lonnie
- Lil Mama
- Lil Mister
- Lil Mosey
- Lil Morty
- Lil Mouse
- Lil Nizzy – I just want to add that I found this rapper on accident. I was actually thinking of someone called Flatline Nizzy but I had forgotten their name so instead I Youtube searched Lil Nizzy and I found this rapper. That’s how crazy this is getting, you can literally make up a name and search it and there probably already is a rapper with that name. wtf does lil nizzy even mean?
- Lil O
- Lil Peep (R.I.P.)
- Lil Phag
- Lil Phat (R.I.P.)
- Lil Pump
- Lil Rob
- Lil Reese
- Lil Scrappy
- Lil Skies
- Lil Slugg
- Lil Snupe (R.I.P)
- Lil Toenail
- Lil Tracy
- Lil Troy
- Lil Twist
- Lil Ugly Mane
- Lil Uzi Vert
- Lil Wayne
- Lil West
- Lil Will
- Lil Windex
- Lil Wop
- Lil Wyte
- Lil Xan
- Lil Yachty
Quick 3 minute podcast I recorded before work about the 3 rappers I think should be on 2018 XXL freshman list but will probably be snubbed!
The instrumental in the background is a beat by the producer highself who we did an interview with that you can check out here
Lil Toe teased this music video way back in 2017 and released at least 2 music videos before finally dropping on January 16th!
“Go Out” is more akin to his “wake up” track slow dark (yet still somehow uplifting if you listen close) lyrics over a slow dark beat.
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