Born in Pennsylvania on the first of November of 1996, Gustav Elijah Åhr A.K.A Lil Peep, was one of the greatest promises and icons of the “emo rap“ of our times, generating an interesting revival of the genre among teenagers and taking up many of the elements of this sub-culture.
However, after lifting the movement of rappers coming from Soundcloud and forging a new stage for all the new promises in this genre, Lil Peep passed away at the very young age of 21.
Who was Lil Peep?
Making herself known thanks to her relationship with Ghostemane and JGRXXN, who practically rescued him from a homeless lifestyle in Los Angeles by adopting him and letting him sleep in his studio, Lil Peep took his first steps as a backing vocalist for one of them and, eventually, solo with his first mixtape entitled ‘Lil Peep; Part One.
After having released his first material on Soundcloud and having obtained 4,000 plays in just one week, Peep decided to continue producing, and by the time he decided to share his first EP entitled ‘Feelz‘, he was already a sensation on the platform, so this second material had a gigantic reception by users, and opened doors for him to become an internet phenomenon with ‘Live Forever’.
In addition to success on virtual platforms, Lil Peep became an artist to the full extent of the world when in 2017 and 2018 he released ‘Come Over When You’re Sober’PT. I and PT.II.
Both projects had a cultural impact on the youth of our times in such a broad way, that Peep became not only a recognized artist but also a reference for the fashion of those years and an example to follow in terms of vulnerability and positive attitude around deconstruction in the young people who followed him.
When did Lil Peep die?
While close friends of the artist continue to advocate that the artist’s death was not a simple overdose, videos on social media of Peep show that he spent hours consuming Xanax, fentanyl, opioids, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone in addition to cocaine.
Cause of Lil Pip Death
As the forensic report issued on December 8 by the medical examiner office in Pima County showed, Gustav Elijah Åhr died of an overdose, yes, but not necessarily as a result of all the substances he ingested; only one wreaked lethal havoc on his body and that was fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a synthetic narcotic that exists within the category of opioids, which is normally used as anesthesia prior to regular operations.
As many already know, there are anesthetics that can be fatal for some people. The reason? The effect, without the need for an overdose, can lower the heart rate to a dangerous point from which there is no turning back.
Lil Peep Albums
After having consolidated with his first mixtapes and EPs(‘Lil Peep; Part One, ‘Feelz’ & ‘Live Forever’), Lil Peep developed in very interesting collaborations with OMEN XIII & Boy Froot to release ‘In The Bedroom, I Confess’ and ‘Mall Musicc’.
This second brought with it hits like “She Said” and “Hot Topic”, which quickly went viral on the With the success, sometime later Peep released ‘Hellboy‘, an important prelude to what would eventually become his two long durations signed under high record labels such as Awal and of course, Columbia, Sony Music:‘Come Over When You’re Sober
Lil Peep lives in the memory of the whole scene he revived and all the fans he accompanied in depressive times with his music.
Rest in peace, Lil Peep!