Rest In Peep
Gustav Ahr (a.k.a. Lil Peep)
November 1, 1996 – November 15, 2017
Right before he had to take the stage for his tour stop in Tuscon, Lil Peep was sent to the hospital last minute due to an overdose on xanax and passed away later in the night.
The 21 year old rapper is widely-known as a soundcloud rapper but his musical sound certainly doesn’t fit the description. In his lyrics, he talks about love, drug vices, and mental health issues; all of this is accompanied with a sad, emotional sound. His debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1 was released earlier this summer and created a new “emo rap”‘ wave in the music industry. His songs have a undertone of love and heartbreak, as he talks about taking drugs as a form of coping and expresses the difficulty of finding a will to live.
Remembering Lil Peep
in the short time that i knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. your music changed the world and it'll never be the same. i love you bud. forever pic.twitter.com/tpbxpkf4f4
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) November 16, 2017
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) November 16, 2017
RIP LIL PEEP
— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) November 16, 2017
I remember Lil peep telling me he is against the sexual abuse of women and people in the music industry… I will continue to push his vision thank you – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 16, 2017
Lil peep wtfffffffffff bro I'm sick❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) November 16, 2017
— #cashcarti #playboi (@playboicarti) November 16, 2017
Though it seems like a lot of the rappers nowadays seem to glorify drug use, Lil Peep was struggling with depression and anxiety. People suffering from mental illness often abuse drugs as a temporary distraction or coping method.
From this tragic incident, I hope that everyone can look after the people around them who suffer from mental illnesses and not see them as a hindrance. The world could use a little more compassion and love.
RIP Lil Peep, hope you found the brightside.