Before Lil Tecca would drop the video for
Ransom directed by Cole Bennet. The video already has over 13 million views
in just a couple of weeks and the track also has more than 10 million streams on soundcloud
in just a few days! Before “Molly Girl” would be the number
one song on Soundcloud for three weeks straight with more than 4.24 million streams. Before he would have over 75k subscribers
on YouTube and close to 350k followers on Instagram at the time of this recording. Before he would become friends with fellow
young rapper Lil Mosey: Lil Tecca has become the most recent in a
string of teenage rappers blowing up to heights that most of their older peers may never reach. With NLE Choppa and Lil Mosey as some of the
hottest out right now, the future of the game may be in the hands of the youth. And no exception is made with 16 year old
Lil Tecca. Tecca was able to use the internet and his
personality to garner an online following and with just a handful of tracks currently
available online, have the kids waiting for his next drop. Most recently, the video for his song Ransom,
shot by Cole Bennet is blowing up and we know this is only the begging. In this video, get to know the young rapper
from New York and find out how he managed to go from making diss tracks as a joke aimed
towards his friends on Xbox live, to one of the raps youngest stars. But before all of that, Tecca actually had
some beef with the city of Toronto… We’ll get into all of that. What’s going on guys, it’s your boy Michael
McCrudden back at you with another Before They Were Famous video and today we’ll be
taking a look at Lil Tecca’s rise to fame. This is the show where we tell you the story
behind your favorite celebrities come up in hopes to inspire you that you can follow your
own dreams. We’ve recently covered other artists like
Lil Mosey and NLE Choppa so be sure to check those out and let us know in the comments
down below who we should cover next! Also be sure to send this video to your friends
who are fans of Lil Tecca. I’ve also got a question for you now that
we’ll answer at the end of the video: “How does Tecca get the answers to his school
tests now that he’s blown up?” Lil Tecca was born was born to Jamaican parents
who moved to New York before he was born. Tecca’s father used to be a singer himself
but Tecca has still never heard any of his songs. Tecca was born Tyler Sharpe on August 26,
2002 in Springfield Garden, Queens but he moved to Nassau County, Long Island when he
was in the 7th grade. He played basketball growing up but once he
realized that he wasn’t going to the league, he gave up his NBA dreams in exchange for
a microphone. But his rapping career started as somewhat
of a fluke. At first, it wasn’t a mic on stage, it was
an Xbox live mic. And Tecca actually started rapping because
of the gaming system: At the time, he was 9 years old. The first song he ever recorded was a diss
track towards his friend on Xbox live. Apparently his friend had a weird shaped head
and he roasted him about it over a beat. Tecca recorded the track on his sister’s
laptop using the program Audacity. Although it was all in good fun, he did put
the song on soundcloud. It has since been removed, but that was the
start of his online music career. Early on, he was listening to Eminem and Lil
Wayne, before discovering Meek Mill, Chief Keef and the Speaker Knockers. He tweeted that he won’t be doing a single
feature unless it’s on a Sosa song, so somebody call up Chief Keef and tell him to send Tecca
over a beat: Now, he’s inspired by the guys who have
been able to use melody to create a unique sound for themselves. He’s cited Uzi, A Boogie and Juice WRLD
all as big inspirations. He says that after hearing Juice Wrld freestyled
all of his songs, Tecca started doing the same and liked the way his new sounds came
out. After his original diss track, Tecca made
a couple more songs that he now refers to as trash. The first song he cites as a song that he
actually thought was good, is a song called “No More.” It was produced by his friend named Prod and
it is the first song still available on his soundcloud. The song was uploaded a little over a year
ago and currently has over 472k plays on the site. At first the streams were slow, but Tecca
says that out of nowhere it caught some traction and people started to ask for more music. Tecca continued to upload songs onto soundcloud
and Instagram where he would slowly grow a small fan base. We found an article posted onto Rap Trends.com
describing Tecca as an artist to watch in June of 2017. At the time, they listed his stats as 33,000
soundcloud plays and 1,000 followers. So he was still building pretty slowly and
didn’t blow up right away. Early on, Lil Tecca actually had some beef
with the city of Toronto for a little bit. And as a Toronto YouTube channel, we’ve
got to go through how the whole thing happened. The situation started after Tecca saw a video
for a song called “No Time” from Toronto artist LB. The song is currently sitting at 2 million
views on YouTube. Tecca saw the song and was mesmerized by how
many views the video had. He claims to not have liked the song but also
admits he would continually re-watch it. In an interview with fellow Toronto YouTube
channel “We Love Hip-Hop Network” that was posted in October of last year, Tecca
explained the story saying: Fast forward and Tecca is looking for beats
online with his friends one day. They found a beat that sounded similar to
LB’s song and recorded a track over it. Then Tecca posted a snippet on Instagram to
generally positive response. Tecca made a video for the song and posted
it online. Then 6ix Buzz TV posted his video with LB’s
song back to back and some people began coming for Tecca for stealing the Toronto artists
style. So I guess when they say all exposure is good
exposure, it might be right. His followers kept going up and more Toronto
rappers kept coming for Tecca. But Tecca being the internet savy kid that
he is, he kept trolling back and going on Instagram live making jokes about the whole
situation. Some people even thought that Tecca was originally
from Toronto because of the way he was using Toronto slang to troll the rappers coming
for him: As of right now, we’re not exactly sure
where he stands with the city of Toronto but hopefully there is no more beef between Tecca
and the 6. Some of the top rated comments on his early
videos are actually still hate coming from Toronto but it seems like things have settled
down. After gaining some more exposure through that,
Tecca kept posting his videos online and looked for more opportunities to grow his audience
through the internet. Everything changed when super director Cole
Bennet from Lyrical Lemonade saw Lil Tecca’s music online and reached out about working
together. The two flew to the Dominican Republic to
shoot a music video for his song “Ransom” and immediately after its release, the song
blew up. The mixture of unique edits, Tecca’s hilarious
personality and of course the Dominican strippers made the video an instant hit. According to the end credits, the strippers
asked if they could give Tecca a happy ending to his massage but he politely declined. Tecca is still in school and only does music
on the weekends. He told Complex: “Right now I’m in a situation where I get
my work from school and then I do it at home. Before, I used to go to school and then just
sleep. But then I had online school after school. So I never had time to do music until the
weekends” Although I think school is getting easier
for him, because lately he’s been crowdsourcing the answers for his tests: There you have the answer to the question
from the beginning of the video. Not sure how his teachers would feel about
that, but like Future says: “You do what you want when you’re popping.” His classmates weren’t very supportive at
first and would make jokes about Tecca trying to do music. But now that he’s gotten some success he
says they mostly remain quiet. As for the future, he has 81 unreleased songs
after going into the studio for 9 months straight. Looks like he’s ready for a musical baby
and the fans are ready too. He told Complex: “I don’t really think anything’s making
me stand out. I ain’t trying to stand out. I’m just doing me and people gravitate to
it. I have real people that support me. It’s not like no computers. These are real people. I don’t know why people like me, just the
same way that I don’t know why people don’t like me.” But as for the rest of the story? We’ll have to wait and see because this
is Before They Were Famous. As always, I’m Michael McCrudden, be sure
to subscriber to the channel and let us know who to cover next in the comments down below! I’ll see you in the next video.

Lil Tecca | Before They Were Famous | Ransom with Lyrical Lemonade

100 thoughts on “Lil Tecca | Before They Were Famous | Ransom with Lyrical Lemonade

  • August 8, 2019 at 7:16 am
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    I swear my lil brother looks like lil tecca

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  • August 8, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    Sub espaรฑol?

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  • August 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    Do gaten from stranger things

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  • August 11, 2019 at 6:51 am
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    Do mike sherm next !!

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  • August 13, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  • August 13, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

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  • August 14, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    0:54 LEL TAECCA

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  • August 14, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    Do Iann Dior Before They Were Famous

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  • August 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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    Choronto๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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    This guy never gets old

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  • August 15, 2019 at 2:30 am
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    U should do Jason stat man

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  • August 15, 2019 at 4:44 am
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    White man listens to rap music : turns hat backwards

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    younger lil tecca: ๐Ÿ‘ฝ
    current lil tecca: ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ‘

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:42 am
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    They probably have diseases

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  • August 16, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    BRUH his baby pic be like LOOK AT THIS DUDES FOREHEAD

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm
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    You're baaaack๐Ÿ™Œ

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  • August 16, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    Do Rickymouse05 next

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  • August 17, 2019 at 8:15 am
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    On moms Michael you gon tell ma story boa been hea b4 yo blow

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  • August 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    Not doing a ft unless itโ€™s keef

    2 months later: Juice Wrld

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  • August 18, 2019 at 1:46 am
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    He look like a spider

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  • August 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    Lil skies

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm
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    YALL wanna be rich then work hard

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  • August 18, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    He is not interesting at all

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  • August 19, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    Lil tecca: I ainโ€™t dumb

    Also lil tecca : Twitter wut dis

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  • August 20, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    LMAO I live in Nassau County Long Island and I'm from Nassau County Long Island

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    Only people from Nassau County, Long Island could like this

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  • August 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Devour

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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Can you do og maco

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  • August 22, 2019 at 1:21 am
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    Dude ynw dont dise

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    Fg famous

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    I live in Nassau county Long Island

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  • August 22, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    Finally HIS BACK

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    2000-2003 coming up with the hottest rappers frfr. iโ€™m from 2002 checkout my soundcloud tho ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • August 23, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    I live right next to Nassau county

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    When was he born

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    Iโ€™m from Toronto

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  • August 24, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    Lil teccas ah CRIP LIKE LIGHT BUTTON BELLOW ๐Ÿคฃ BANNED FROM DA 6 MANE

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  • August 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    I got black i got whit what you want

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  • August 25, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    Ysn flow

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  • August 25, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    lil teccais from long island same over inm from patougue

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  • August 25, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    do quadecca plllllllllzzzzzzzzzz

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    danileigh next please…

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:42 am
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    NAME A BETTER ARTIST THAN ME …. SOUNDCLOUD: lilkuiseelme ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:50 am
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    8:22 oh bruh he 16 ๐Ÿคฃ

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  • August 26, 2019 at 8:01 am
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    Tecca still looks like heโ€™s still in grade school๐Ÿคฃ

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  • August 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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    Todayโ€™s Lil Teccaโ€™s birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    ayeeee do a bangg 3

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  • August 26, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    omg another ybn namir. sigh. bring real hiphop back to life

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  • August 27, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    TODAY IS TECCAS BIRTHDAY BIIII

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  • August 27, 2019 at 2:01 am
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    Can you please do sadboy loko

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  • August 27, 2019 at 10:19 am
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    He has big forehead

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  • August 27, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    Long Island Gang Where U At!!!

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  • August 27, 2019 at 3:20 pm
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    I know good music… ya ok kid

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  • August 28, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    Xbox partyโ€™s turnt ps4 niggas just donโ€™t know

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  • August 28, 2019 at 8:18 am
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    Why does Mike talk LIKE THIS

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  • August 28, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    I got the same birthday as lil tecca let's get ittttttt

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  • August 30, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    Do kofi Kingston

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    Nice to see all these jamaican mix rappers big up yoh self one love fi tecca

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  • August 31, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    If u like lil tecca look up callin

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  • August 31, 2019 at 4:03 am
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    Before they where famous|Michael Mcgruden

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  • August 31, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    So basically he got famous off soundcloud ๐Ÿฅ€ you guys should listen to my song Iโ€™m only 16

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  • August 31, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    Flying my dad to japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

    Lil tecca: I donโ€™t even have a dad

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  • September 1, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    Callin is fye I bump everyday

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  • September 1, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    This boy is smart af

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  • September 2, 2019 at 10:52 pm
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    That LB guy he goes to my school no cap

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  • September 4, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    faragama vozzi up next…just wait

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  • September 4, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    do cole bennett before they were famous!!

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  • September 7, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    Lil Tecca posted me on his snapchat story

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:31 am
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    Do DJ Ghost

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  • September 11, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    I cant have no more black rappers getting shot stay ALIVE

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    Pte

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    I feel like they go after them young so that they can trick them with contracts ,

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  • September 13, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    Is it okay that I don't fw Lil Tecca's Music cause he caps in his raps even tho he juss 16??? ๐Ÿค”

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  • September 13, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    All publicity is good publicity.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    Do lil shock

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  • September 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    Bruh his face in the thumbnail has me sleep

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  • September 14, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Iann Dior!!!!

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    "MIK MIL"

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  • September 15, 2019 at 8:00 am
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    Yโ€™all need a new host

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  • September 15, 2019 at 8:10 am
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    Yung Bans next pls

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  • September 16, 2019 at 2:10 am
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    Rip lil tecca ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’”

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  • September 16, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    Bruh lil tecca look exactly like my friend jorge

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  • September 17, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    bruhhhh lil tecca got beef with a whole CITY ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ first time i ever heard smth that wtf aha

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  • September 18, 2019 at 1:58 am
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    Andy one know what highschool he went to??

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  • September 18, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    Wasnโ€™t he already born rich because of his mom?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    Do yall think I look like Lil tecca? Check my channel and let me know

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  • September 21, 2019 at 6:41 am
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    My brother said at 2:43 "he look like a ๐Ÿ‘ฝ alien ugly ahh lil boi"

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  • September 22, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    Who live Long Island here?

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  • September 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    Do yourself

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  • September 23, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    In the thumbnail Tecca looks like Zuri from Jessi๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • September 24, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    This guy is about to blow wow wow up he ainโ€™t dumb

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  • September 26, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    1:26 nigga sounded like the cookie monster

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  • September 27, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    EAZY-E is better than tecca
    ONE Like is love to EAZY-E

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    How is his head shaped when when he was younger?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    Iโ€™m ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    We need a updated version sweetie

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    This kid has some Tecca, nality.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Why do you growl when you talk

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  • October 3, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    1:28 micheal sounded like a fat girl whos booty just got pooped. Haha

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  • October 3, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    1:28 micheal sounded like a fat girl whos booty just got slapped. Haha

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