Harverd Dropout* (Lil Pump Album)
Harverd Dropout is the follow-up to Lil Pump’s eponymous debut mixtape. Harverd is intentionally spelled with an E to avoid legal action from Harvard University.
Harverd Dropout was initially set to be released on August 17, 2018, Lil Pump’s 18th birthday, but on the night before, Pump posted a video having a violent outrage because he “couldn’t find Harverd Dropout!” He used a similar marketing strategy during the lead-up to releasing the “ESSKEETIT” music video. Pump later apologized for the album not releasing on its initial date, but said that it would be “coming soon.” On August 29, 2018, Pump was arrested for driving without a valid license and driving a vehicle with a mismatching license plate. Upon being released from jail the next day, Pump announced on Instagram that the album would be released on September 14, 2018. However, Pump’s arrest was a violation of his probation so he was forced to serve a short-term jail sentence. As a result of his arrest, the September 14 release date was also missed.
The project’s title is inspired by a viral series of tweets that construed that Lil Pump dropped out of Harvard University to “save the rap game.” Pump eventually caught on to the virality of the meme and claimed that he did, in fact, drop out of Harvard. He then began to promote it as the title of his next project. He even visited the Harvard Business School on December 10, 2017, while in Massachusetts for a concert.
The project will include previously released singles “ESSKEETIT,” “Designer,” “i SHYNE” with Carnage, and “Drug Addicts.” It may also include “Welcome to the Party” from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, the massive “Gucci Gang Remix,” and the leaked “Designer Remix.”
Although Lil Pump is not of age to have ever actually attended Harvard, he is, in fact, a “dropout.” When he was 16, Pump was expelled from all public schools within his district. In one incident, he incited a massive riot that, according to Pump, caused helicopters and K-9 units to arrive. Pump then began attending an opportunity school, but he ultimately dropped out in the 10th grade.