Lil Tecca whose birth name is Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Queens, New York. He first gained massive recognition with his breakout single, "Ransom," which has gained over 200 million plays on Spotify and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Tecca was born on August 26, 2002, in Queens, New York. As of 2019, he is 17 years old, and his birth sign is Virgo. He resides with his parents in Five Towns area of Long Island. Tecca's parents are both Jamaican migrants. Likewise, he grew up in a Jamaican household, subconsciously being influenced by the music in the home, even though he can't recall any of his parents' songs.
Over the past few years, Lil Tecca has notoriously gained fame. If you haven't heard about Lil Tecca, then the following article will provide an insight into his personal as well as professional life.
At nine years old, Lil Tecca began his rapping career after roasting his friend on Xbox Live, while playing a Call of Duty. The one-minute track, addressing his friend's head shape, birthed the rest of his rap career.
Do you know before Lil Tecca's rap career took off, he had dreams of playing in the NBA? In an interview with Billboard, Lil Tecca did confirm that he was rapping at the same time he was playing basketball. But later, he realized that his true passion was music.
As of 2019, Lil Tecca is just 17 years, and he is known for flushing hundreds of dollars down the toilet. With an exponential rise in his career, fans are mesmerized how this young kid manage to live an extravagant lifestyle.
So, does he have a girlfriend? Well, it seems that Tecca does have a girlfriend and she is gorgeous. His girlfriend is a 17-year-old Instagram star, Racquell Pesos. The very first image of the couple appeared on Tecca's Instagram on June 9, 2019.
There is not much information available about Tecca and his girlfriend, but it seems they are pretty much in love. Many of his fans also want to know if he has any tattoo of his girlfriend or anything else. As per reports, he does not have a single tattoo on his body.
As of 2019, the young rapper, Lil Tecca has a net worth of $500,000. The primary source of his income is his professional rap career. For a teen rapper like himself, the earnings are pretty good. For your information, another young American rapper Tray Bills also has a similar net worth.
While scrolling down his Instagram account, we can see that Tecca manages to impress with a dynamic lifestyle. Also, he has shared pictures in front of a Porsche, a Benz, a G Wagon, a Bentley, BMW, a Lamborghini. Well, we are not sure if he owns all those luxury vehicles.
Lil Tecca's first track to gain some popularity, "tectri" was made in collaboration with his friend, Lil Gummy Bear which was released in early 2017. Some of his other preliminary tracks include 'Callin,' "My Time,' and 'Rags to Riches.'
On May 22, 2019, Tecca's career began to take off with his hit single, "Ransom" which was originally uploaded on Cole Bennett's Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel. The song has since peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with over 200 million plays on Spotify and has received over 102,266,873 views.
He is generally known for his melodic rap style, similar to many other rappers. Also, he states that his inspirations are artists such as Michael Jackson, Lil Wayne, Coldplay, etc.
Till date, Lil Tecca's song Ransom has gained significant exposure. It is a song which was released independently through Galactic and Republic Records.
YouTube: Lil Tecca's famous song, Ransom!
It debuted at number 93 on the US Billboard Hot 100 before reaching number five. Outside the United States, "Ransom" peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The song was originally uploaded on Cole Bennett's Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel on May 22, 2019. As of August 30, 2019, the song has gained over 103,411,040 views.
On September 2019, only months after his release of his first album, the news about him getting shot at JFK airport circulated. As per the news, he was fatally shot while waiting on to board the flight to Toronto.
Not just that, other news also informed that the rapper was shot at his house in Queens. Although he was born in Queens, he spent most of his childhood growing up in Long Island. After the news about his death, many of his fans were in shock and were directly tweeting at Lil Tecca asking this question.
The rapper replied by saying he is alright and whoever did this, they just want attention. As of now, he is preparing for his music tour which is starting from October 27. Death Rumors Details
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