Juice WRLD Turns SoundCloud Rap Into Toxic Emo-Pop

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Juice-WRLDFifteen years ago, in her Punk Planet column, Jessica Hopper wrote a piece called “Emo: Where The Girls Aren’t.” The piece went about as viral as a zine column could in 2003, and it’s probably still one of the most widely discussed pieces of music criticism that this century has given us. Its … More »

Lil Peep – “4 Gold Chains” (Prod. Clams Casino)

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Lil-Peep-4-Gold-ChainsLast year, the Long Island-born emo-rap innovator Lil Peep died of an accidental overdose at the age of 21. Since then, a few of Peep’s collaborations, including tracks with Marshmello and with the team of Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa, have come out. And now, another posthumous Lil Peep track has seen the light … More »

Toxicology report attributes Prince’s death to fentanyl overdose

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A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy indicates that the artist died from an accidental fentanyl overdose.

The chairman of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Lewis Nelson cited the level of fentanyl in Prince’s body as being abnormally concentrated. “The amount in his blood is exceedingly high, even for someone who is a chronic pain patient on fentanyl patches,” Nelson said.

A potent synthetic opioid, fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, leading to an increased risk of overdose for users of drugs cut with the opioid. Fentanyl additionally augments the addictive quality of addictive substances, further increasing the chance for drug addiction and related overdoses. Fentanyl has appeared as a substance used to cut drugs on the black market, despite its toxicity — an amount of fentanyl the size of a mere grain of salt can materialize as a lethal dose. Fentanyl overdose victims are generally unaware that the drugs that they take are laced with fentanyl at the time of consumption. Fentanyl was similarly involved in the death of rapper Lil Peep in November.

Medical experts who are not associated with Prince’s autopsy have said that there is “no doubt” that fentanyl was the reason for Prince’s death, given the numbers. The toxicology report found the concentration of fentanyl in Prince’s blood to be 67.8 micrograms per liter, an unprecedented number — as the report observes, fatalities have previously been documented in those with blood levels ranging from three to 58 micrograms per liter. The report additionally determined the fentanyl concentration in Prince’s liver to be 450 micrograms per kilogram. Liver concentrations greater than 69 micrograms per kilogram “seem to represent overdose or fatal toxicity cases,” despite there being no isolated “lethal level” at which fentanyl can kill those who ingest the drug. The autopsy also discovered a “potentially lethal amount” of fentanyl in Prince’s stomach.

Dr. Charles McKay, president of the American College of Medical Toxicology said that the autopsy’s results suggest that Prince took the drug orally. The presence of fentanyl in both the blood and the liver signify that the drug had enough time to circulate Prince’s system prior to his death. Prince was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park residence on April 21, 2016

Search warrants released about a year after Prince’s death revealed that police encountered various pills in containers placed in numerous places in Prince’s home. Many of the pills found by authorities tested positive for the presence of fentanyl and other drugs. Publicly released information notes that the source of the drugs has yet to be determined. The lead prosecutor of the county where Prince died gave a statement last week, in which he said he was reviewing the law enforcement reports from the event, and would make a decision regarding whether he would charge anyone “in the near future.”

H/T: AP News

Phil Elverum On Critical Acclaim, Lil Peep, & Mount Eerie’s New Album Now Only

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Since adopting the Mount Eerie moniker almost 15 years ago, Phil Elverum’s mostly remained in the same place. In the early 2000s, he returned to his island hometown of Anacortes, Washington after spending five years in Olympia making music as the Microphones, and borrowed the name of the island’s tallest peak. Outside of tours and … More »

Marshmello releases emotive music video for Lil Peep collaboration ‘Spotlight’

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Marshmello and Lil Peep’s ‘Spotlight’ Makes For A Perfect Memorial To The Fallen Artist

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It has been over a month now since up and coming emo rapper Lil Peep passed away from an overdose. Immediately following the artist’s passing, his mother announced that his music would be released on various platforms. This was a small consolation for grieving fans. Marshmello was on the first artists to announce that his

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Preview Lil Peep’s Post-Humous Collaboration With Marshmello

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Shortly after Lil Peep’s death on November 15, 2017, Marshmello revealed that him and the late rapper had a collaboration ready to be released. Earlier today (January 10), Marshmello took to Instagram to share the post-humous collaboration with Lil Peep titled “Spotlight.” While the clips are short, Marshmello will officially release the collaboration this Friday

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Marshmello Announces His Collaboration With Lil Peep Is Dropping This Friday

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It has been about a month since emo rapper Lil Peep passed away from a fatal drug overdose from fake Xanax pills containing the hyper potent opiate Fentanyl. Lil Peep had a trove of unreleased music and many fans lamented his passing for now never being able to hear the sounds he worked so hard

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Marshmello Has A Song Coming Out With Lil Peep In January

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Even though Gustav Ahr aka Lil Peep passed away earlier this year, DJ and producer, Marshmello was scheduled to release a new single with the late Lil Peep on January 12th. There’s not much known about the release except that his spokesperson said that the pair began working on the collaboration before the rapper passed

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The Year In Viral Success Stories: The Good, The Bhad, & The Buzzy

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The fidget spinner may very well be the emblem of 2017: an omnipresent commercial object meant to relieve stress. It didn’t take long for the toy to become a cultural phenomenon, and like any meme in today’s age, the fidget spinner’s mass popularity was fueled by some wicked mix of ubiquity, social influence, and the … More »