Lil Peep About

Gustav Elijah Åhr (November 1, 1996 – November 15, 2017), better known by his stage name Lil Peep, was an American rapper and singer-songwriter from Long Beach, Long Island, New York.

Lil Peep’s music is known for its slow, melodic, and melancholy “emo” sound and his often loud and gruff voice. His lyrics include themes of suicide, addiction, abuse, and relationships. He is known as a pioneer of the “emo-rap” genre, which combines moody lyrics about depression, loneliness, and relationships with modern trap beats. Peep’s vocal style ranged from rapping, singing, and screaming. Peep’s biggest influences include Gucci Mane, Crystal Castles, and My Chemical Romance.

Peep himself was also known for his unique, somewhat flamboyant, fashion sense, and appearance. His hair was more often than not dyed bright pink, he often wore brightly colored, eccentric clothes. He had dozens of tattoos, including the word “DADDY” below his collarbone, the anarchy symbol on his cheek, and “Crybaby” above his right eyebrow.

Peep first started releasing music on SoundCloud under the alias TRAP GOOSE. Peep first gained major recognition online following the release of his 2015 mixtape LiL PEEP; PART ONE, which went viral on SoundCloud and included his breakout songs “Star Shopping” and “the way i see things,” which gained him much popularity in the underground hip-hop scene, especially in the then-emerging “goth rap” subgenre. In 2016, Peep released HELLBOY, which got much popularity with a mainstream audience and further pushed Lil Peep into the mainstream light. Finally, in 2017, Peep released his first album ever, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1.

Peep was part of SCHEMAPOSSE (from 2015 to 2016). SCHEMAPOSSE founding member JGRXXN recounts how peep became involved with SCHEMA, on his song “November 56” as well as releasing this screenshot that shows the first hints of Peep joining SCHEMA.

Peep later became a member of GOTHBOICLIQUE after being introduced to them by prominent underground music blogger The Internet Hippy. GOTHBOICLIQUE was the final group Peep would be a member of before his tragic death on November 15, 2017.

During Peep’s years in the SoundCloud rap scene, he managed to build an impressive network of friends and collaborators. This was in part due to his time in the RVIDXR KLVN off-shoot group SCHEMAPOSSE. During this period, Peep began collaborating with many notable artists such as Craig Xen, OmenXIII, Ghostemane, and many more. This network was only made larger when Peep joined the emo-rap collective GOTHBOICLIQUE. Peep also became close friends with English rapper Bexey after he edited the music video for the song “Live Forever” off the EP of the same name. The two even shared an apartment in London. They collaborated on an album together called Romeo’s Regrets. At the time of his death Peep had songs with over 100 different artists and producers, and had become close friends with many people including superstar Post Malone.

Late into the night on November 15, 2017, Lil Peep passed away due to a suspected overdose of Xanax that had been laced with the dangerous drug Fentanyl. He was 21 years old.

Years after his death, posthumous music is still coming out from Peep as songs he was producing before he died are starting to get released (like “Spotlight”). It was even announced by frequent collaborator and close friend, Smokeasac, that the follow up to his debut album Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 which was released November 9, 2018, almost a year after Peep died.

2019 saw the release of EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING, a documentary that chronicled Peep’s life, from his upbringing in Long Island to his rising status in the underground scene and the rap industry, up until his tragic death.

Lil Peep Albums

GOTH ANGEL SINNER EP GOTH ANGEL SINNER EP Lil Peep Released October 31, 2019 2 147
HELLBOY HELLBOY Lil Peep Released September 25, 2016 4 135
​teen romance EP ​teen romance EP Lil Peep Released June 19, 2016 1 379
​crybaby ​crybaby Lil Peep Released June 10, 2016 3 115
​california girls ​california girls Lil Peep Released January 16, 2016 2 394
VERTIGO VERTIGO Lil Peep Released December 19, 2015 2 142
LIVE FOREVER LIVE FOREVER Lil Peep Released December 2, 2015 4 148
LIL PEEP; PART ONE LIL PEEP; PART ONE Lil Peep Released September 18, 2015 7 139
feelz feelz Lil Peep Released May 16, 2015 1 200

Lil Peep Lyricsby Popularity

1 ​angeldust Lil Peep 240 2 Runaway Lil Peep 233 3 ​ghost boy Lil Peep 214 4 ​yesterday Lil Peep 213 5 M.O.S. [battery full] Lil Peep 208 6 Moving On Lil Peep 205 7 Spine (Demo) (Ft. Gab3) Lil Peep 194 8 ​drugz Lil Peep 193 9 ​​girls (Ft. Horse Head) Lil Peep 190 10 ​cobain by Lil Peep & Lil Tracy Lil Peep 182 11 Leanin' Lil Peep 182 12 Belgium Lil Peep 180 13 ​high school Lil Peep 174 14 ​nuts (Ft. ​​lil skil) Lil Peep 167 15 ​we think too much Lil Peep 164 16 ​Beamer Boy Lil Peep 158 17 ​wanna be Lil Peep 156 18 ​california world (Ft. Craig Xen) Lil Peep 154 19 ​nose ring Lil Peep 153 20 AQUAFINA (Ft. Rich The Kid) Lil Peep 151 21 ​hellboy Lil Peep 149 22 ​give u the moon Lil Peep 149 23 Leanin' (Demo) Lil Peep 148 24 Fingers Lil Peep 147 25 ​praying to the sky Lil Peep 146 26 ​nothing to u Lil Peep 146 27 Fangirl (Ft. Gab3) Lil Peep 145 28 Problems (Demo) Lil Peep 145 29 ​suck my blood Lil Peep 143 30 Broken Smile (My All) Lil Peep 143 31 ​its me Lil Peep 143 32 RATCHETS by Lil Peep, Lil Tracy & Diplo Lil Peep 141 33 My Lap Top (Blood Leaking) Lil Peep 141 34 I’ve Been Waiting (Original Version) (Ft. ​iLoveMakonnen) Lil Peep 139 35 ​skyscrapers (love now, cry later) Lil Peep 135 36 Hate Me (Original) Lil Peep 135 37 ​big city blues (Ft. Cold Hart) Lil Peep 132 38 White Girl Lil Peep 132 39 LA to London (Ft. Gab3) Lil Peep 131 40 When I Lie Lil Peep 131 41 ​pick me up (Ft. Yunggoth✰) Lil Peep 126 42 Better Off (Dying) Lil Peep 123 43 ​veins Lil Peep 123 44 Life is Beautiful Lil Peep 118 45 ​life ✞ Lil Peep 118 46 Awful Things (Ft. Lil Tracy) Lil Peep 116 47 Moving On Lil Peep 115 48 Awful Things (Demo) (Ft. Lil Tracy) Lil Peep 112 49 Falling Down by Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION Lil Peep 109