“Lil” has been a commonly used prefix for rap names since the early days of hip-hop and seems to be more popular than ever. Some of the most prominent rappers of the current generation include Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, and Lil Uzi Vert. They’re the latest incarnations of the explosion in rappers with “Lil” in their name, following the rise of Lil Wayne in 1998.
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