Approaching Lil Peep On The Other Side Of Tragedy

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Lil Peep - Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2On the evening of April 9, 2017, I stopped at a brewery on my way to a Radiohead concert. I was alone, so I played the millennial part and burrowed into my Twitter feed to avoid social interaction while having a few beers. That same night, Lil Peep was making his live debut in Chicago, … More »

Terrence Malick is producing a Lil Peep documentary, thus confirming our total immersion in an alternate timeline

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A recent New York Times feature about the posthumous work of Lil Peep has mentioned that Terrence Malick, an apparent friend of the late musician’s family, will be executive producing a documentary on his life. This, of course, is the final confirmation that our timelines are out of whack and truly anything can happen.

There will also be, reportedly, an accompanying soundtrack to the film. Malick has (in case you didn’t know) previously directed and written such films as Days of Heaven, The Tree of Life, and Knight of Cups. Given Malick’s apparent familial relationship and drama-drama-more-drama filmmaking approach, the film (I might assume) should give a new weight to the tragedy surrounding the rising artist’s death, even if a time traveler from the past might see this story and say: “no, no, I must have made some sort of mistake!” before stepping back into his aluminum pod.

The Times story focuses mainly on the upcoming Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2, Peep’s first posthumous work being handled by his friends Makonnen and Smokeasac as well as Peep’s mother, Liza Womack.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around this, and all I can imagine is lots of shots of the beach at sunset, for some reason, with tattooed footprints in the sand…

Below you can watch the newly-released video for “Runaway,” directed by Peep’s mom (not Terrence Malick) and opening with her dedication. :’-( The song is set to appear on Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2.

This universe may have fallen out of space-time, but one thing remains true: “The only way to be happy is to love. Unless you love, your life will flash by.” RIP PEEP.

Lil Peep – “Runaway” Video

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Lil-Peep-Runaway-videoLess than a year ago, Lil Peep, the hybrid emo-rap star-in-waiting, died of a drug overdose at the age of 21. And right now, Peep’s mother and his friends are figuring out how to best deal with the music he left behind. Next week will see the release of the posthumous album More »

Terrence Malick Is Executive Producing A New Lil Peep Documentary

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Lil PeepBuried in a New York Times feature on posthumous releases from Lil Peep is the news that The Thin Red Line director Terrence Malick is serving as executive producer for a forthcoming documentary on the late rapper. The elusive auteur is described as a friend of Peep’s family. According to Times music correspondent Jon Caramanica, … More »

The Skrillex Produced Collaboration From Lil Pump And XXXTentacion Has Been Released [LISTEN]

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It has been a long and difficult past 12 months for the world of music. Far too many artists have passed away in their prime. It has been nearly 4 months since XXXTentacion was gunned down in Miami. There have been rumors of this unreleased collaboration between the artist, Skrillex and Lil Pump for quite

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Posthumous Lil Peep Album Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2 Out Next Month

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Lil Peep - Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2Last November, not long after becoming one of the most polarizing and influential new voices in music, Lil Peep died of an accidental overdose at age 21. Just a few days before the anniversary of his death, a posthumous album has been scheduled for release. More »

Justice Department Ties Emo Rap To Opioid Epidemic

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An obscure SoundCloud rapper known as New Jerzey Devil, born Michael Jones, was arrested yesterday and charged with distributing heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the death last December of a 29-year-old woman named Diana Haikova in New York, according to a Justice Department press release. The arrest followed a joint … More »

Lil Peep and XXXTentacion joined on posthumous collaboration, ‘Falling Down’

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Lil Peep and XXXTentacion joined on posthumous collaboration, ‘Falling Down’Lil Peep Makonnen Tentacion Credit l Mag

In November of last year, hip-hop suffered a devastating loss in the untimely passing of Lil Peep to a drug overdose. Seven months later, hip-hop found itself in mourning all over again, with a similarly influential young, troubled artist taken before his prime when XXXTentacion was shot in South Florida, where he hails from. While the two late artists never knew each other, they both had one thing in common: music with ILoveMakonnen. Now, Peep and XXX have been posthumously linked on a new collaboration called “Falling Down.”

One month ago, Makonnen shared a snippet of the collaborative project on social media with the caption, “I am honoured to have co-written this song that X was inspired to be a part of, shortly before he died. Peep and I always believed that music heals and brings people together in a way nothing else can. When I heard X’s recording, talking about my dear friend Peep I could not wait any longer to share this.”

Makonnen reveals he co-wrote a song with Lil Peep prior to his death, which he later showed to XXX.  The slain rapper is even on record before he died as remarking on Lil Peep’s work saying, “If I would have known he was so cool, I would’ve fucked with him sooner. It’s unfortunate because when people die, that’s when you… because the remorse kind of makes you check them out. It was like if would’ve watched interviews sooner, we were so alike. And it kind of bothers me.” Despite never meeting in life nor being alive today to share their work together, XXXTentacion and Lil Peep still managed to find one another for “Falling Down,” making for a bittersweet, reflective moment in hip-hop after an otherwise troubling year.

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Listen to Lil Peep and XXXTentacion’s Collaboration ‘Falling Down’

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After being teased on Tuesday, September 18, a posthumous collaboration between Lil Peep and XXXTentacion titled “Falling Down” released today, September 19. Lil Peep and XXXTentacion – “Falling Down” ILoveMakonnen cowrote “Falling Down,” and after receiving approval from both of the late artists mothers, decided to release it. ILoveMakonnen took to Instagram to share a

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The Late Lil Peep & XXXTentacion Appear Together On New Track “Falling Down”

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Lil Peep & XXXTENTACION - "Falling Down"Before his death last November, the massively influential Lil Peep recorded a song with fellow sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen, who himself had proven to be a transformative figure in hip-hop after his breakout hit “Tuesday.” Sometime afterward, before being shot dead this past June, the controversial and wildly popular … More »