Lil Peep

Gustav Elijah Åhr (November 1, 1996 – November 15, 2017), known professionally as Lil Peep, was an American rapper, artist and musician. He was known for being a piece of a “post-emotional revival style of hip-hop”. AllMusicdescribed his music as a mix of hip hop and rock influences along with trap, punk, and dream pop. Peep’s music contains melodious subjects in regards to points such as depression, drug use, past connections, and suicidal musings. He had been depicted as the eventual fate of emotional by Steven J. Horowitz of online magazine Pitchfork.

Peep reported his presentation album, Come Over When You’re Sober, via Instagram. The collection was given the discharge date of August 11, 2017. After a slight postponement, the collection was discharged on August 15, 2017. Following the discharge of Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, the collection appeared in just a single nation, the Czech Republic on August 22, 2017. Following Lil Peep’s death, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 entered the Billboard 200 at No. 168 and sold 16,000 collection equal units the next week, topping at No. 38.

Åhr passed on November 15, 2017, from what is accepted to have been an accidental Fentanyl-Xanax overdose.

Early life

Gustav Elijah Åhr was conceived on November 1, 1996, in Allentown, Pennsylvania to first-grade educator Liza Womack and school teacher Karl Johan Åhr and grew up on Long Island, New York. His guardians were both Harvard graduates who separated from when he was a young person.

Lil Peep
Lil Peep

Åhr went to Lindell Elementary School and then Long Beach High School in Lido Beach, New York, which he seldom went to disregarding great grades and was on the senior members list for the time he attended. He later dropped out of the secondary school and took online courses to win his diploma. Shortly from that point, he started posting his music on YouTube and SoundCloud.

At the point when Åhr was 17, he moved to Los Angeles to seek after a profession in music, under the pen name Peep.


At the point when Åhr was a youngster, he considered himself a recluse who made a dominant part of his companions on the web. Enlivened by underground acts like Seshhollowaterboyz and iLoveMakonnen, Åhr left secondary school ahead of schedule to move to Los Angeles and get together with online companions. At first living in Skidrow, Los Angeles and plunging all through homelessness, he in the end got together with Memphis maker JGRXXN and Florida rappers Ghostemane and Craig Xen, living with them while framing the aggregate Schemaposse.

According to Åhr, he initially met Craig Xen on the web and was acquainted with JGRXXN who required a singer. åhr additionally endeavored to go to Glendale Community College amid his first year living in Los Angeles.

In 2015, Åhr discharged his first mixtape, Lil Peep Part One, which produced 4,000 plays in its first week. Presently, he discharged his originally expanded play, Feelz, and another mixtape, Live Forever.åhr started to develop in ubiquity before long, with the melody “Star Shopping” (later discharged as a solitary after his passing) from Lil Peep Part One making waves in underground hip-jump circles. åhr’s prevalence kept on becoming after the arrival of the tune “Beamer Boy” which prompted him performing live out of the blue with whatever is left of Schemaposse in March 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The following month, Schemaposse separated and Åhr wasn’t related with any group however they stayed on great terms.

Lil Peep
Lil Peep

Not long after the separation of Schemaposse, Åhr started to connect with Los Angeles-based rap aggregate, Gothboiclique, including individuals from the gathering on his full-length mixtape Crybaby. According to Åhr, Crybaby was recorded inside the space of three days with a $150 amplifier. He completed a dominant part of the blending and acing himself.Crybaby was discharged in June 2016.

In September 2016, Åhr released Hellboy. Songs from Hellboy, for example, “Young ladies” and “OMFG” started to check in a large number of perspectives and plays on SoundCloud and YouTube.

In May 2017, the band Mineral accused Peep of copyright encroachment for including an unlicensed and uncredited test of their tune “LoveLetterTypewriter” in his “Hollywood Dreaming” track. Peep said that he was just attempting to “demonstrate some affection” with the sample. One month later, Peep reported his introduction album, Come Over When You’re Sober, via Instagram. The collection was given the discharge date of August 11, 2017. After a slight postponement, the collection was discharged on August 15, 2017. Peep declared a Come Over When You’re Sober tour to advance the collection. The visit started on August 2, 2017, and was booked to end on November 17, 2017, however was stopped by two days because of his passing.

After death discharges

Following Åhr’s passing, the single “Terrible Things” from Come Over When You’re Sober, Part One charted, turning into his sole section on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 79.

Because of Peep’s productive work rate, various melodies and activities were finished before his demise. The primary authority after death discharge touched base inside twenty-four long stretches of his demise, as Wiggy, an executive of a significant number of Peep’s music recordings, discharged the official video for an unrelelased tune “16 Lines”. On January 12, 2018, Marshmello officially discharged a coordinated effort entitled “Spotlight”. The consequent video for “Spotlight” was discharged on February 12, 2018. On January 15, 2018, rapper Juicy J released the melody “Got Them Like”, which highlighted Lil Peep and Wiz Khalifa. On January 27, 2018, SoundCloud rapper Teddy discharged a tune cooperation with Lil Peep entitled “Dreams and Nightmares”.

In March 2018, Peep’s music file was gained by Columbia Records. On May 13, 2018, an after death single, “4 Gold Chains”, featuring Clams Casino, was discharged and additionally a music video. A coordinated effort collection among Peep and rapper iLoveMakonnen is anticipated that would be discharged on Makonnen’s name Warner Bros. On August 17, 2018, Makonnen reported another Lil Peep single titled “Tumbling Down”, a revising of “Daylight on Your Skin” that he recorded with Peep in the fall of 2017 in London. The new form includes as of late expired rapper XXXTentacion, who recorded his sections following Peep’s death. The single was discharged on September 19, 2018. The discharge date for the collection joint effort presently can’t seem to be uncovered.

Melodic style

Lil Peep was portrayed as making lo-fi rap, being an “emotional trap heartthrob”and an “emotional rapper”. New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica defined Peep as the Kurt Cobain of lo-fi rap and depicted his music as melancholy and fiendishly melodic. Peep’s music for the most part drew on both Southern rap and the angsty reflection of the stone subgenre post-hardcore. He said that he needed to end up the “New Kurt Cobain”. AllMusic described his music as a mix of hip hopand rock influences along with trap, punk, and dream pop.

Peep’s music contains expressive subjects in regards to themes such as depression, drug use, past connections, and suicidal contemplations. He had been depicted as the fate of emotional by Steven J. Horowitz of online magazine Pitchfork. Before the arrival of his first collection, he mentioned Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, Frank Ocean and Riff Raff as motivations, and needed to be known as the “Kurt Cobain of Rap”.His other melodic impacts include Gucci Mane, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crystal Castles, Seshollowaterboyz, Rozz Dyliams, My Chemical Romance and Panic! at the Disco. His melodies have examined such specialists as Blink-182, Pierce the Veil, Brand New, Radiohead, Underoath, Three Days Grace, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, The Postal Service, Oasis and The Microphones.


On November 15, 2017, Åhr was discovered dead on his visit transport when his director went to keep an eye on him in anticipation of that night’s execution at a Tucson, Arizona venue. Foul play was not suspected,with his passing accepted to be from an overdose. On December 8, the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner discharged points of interest from a toxicology report, confirming the reason for death was an incidental overdose because of the impacts of the agony medications fentanyl and alprazolam.Blood tests tried positive for cannabis, cocaine and the painkiller Tramadol. Pee tests likewise demonstrated the nearness of different great sedatives, including Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Oxycodone and Oxymorphone. There was no liquor in his framework.