R.I.P Lil Peep
Lil Peep, an emerging singer, rapper and YouTube star whose debut full length album dropped in recent months, has died according to multiple reports.
The New York-based emo/hip-hop artist (real name Gustav Åhr) was just 21 years of age. Reasons for his passing have not been revealed as an overdose of the prescription drug Xanax.
Peep’s manager Chase Ortega broke the bad news. “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck—,” he tweeted.
Lil Peep had a promising career in front of him. His star had been on the rise since 2015 via a series of Soundcloud singles, EPs and mixtapes, and he enjoyed full traction through his YouTube channel where his videos to “Awful Things,” “Benz Truck,” “The Brightside” and others clocked up multiple millions of views As the buzz built, Peep signed with agent Cara Lewis, and enthusiastic features followed in Fader, Noisey and Pitchfork, who declared him as “the future of emo”. In an extensive three-part profile, Medium wrote, “Now that it’s obvious Peep is going to blow up.”
All the while, the conversation rumbled on about whether he was a rapper or a singer. Was he hip-hop or emo? Peep showcased all those skills on his debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober, which dropped on Sept. 1.
The Peep army was a growing one, as fans tuned in en masse for his refreshing candor about his battles with depression, heartbreak, drug use and his sexuality.
A slew of recorded artists paid tribute to the young performer, from Post Maloneto Marshmello, Rich Chigga and many more. “Peep was the nicest person. hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing,” tweeted Marshmello. “Everyone will miss you man.”