The music industry in still in shock over Lil Peep’s untimely passing only about a month ago. He only released one album before his death, but now his producer Smokeasac is hinting at a possible posthumous album.
A Fatal Overdose
Lil Peep, born Gustav Åhr, is considered the pioneer of emo hip hop. He was found dead on his tour bus earlier this November. He was scheduled to perform in Tucson, Arizona in support of his album “Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1” and was only two days away from finishing the tour. Toxicology reports certified his death as an accidental overdose due to fentanyl and alprazolam, and his blood and urine tested positive for marijuana, cocaine, Tramadol, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Oxycodone and Oxymorphone. Peep had just turned 21 years old.
The rapper never denied his use of drugs. In fact, his addictions and depression reflected strongly in his work. He described himself as a “productive junkie” but always advised his fans to avoid drug use. A handful of musicians paid tribute to Peep, including actress Bella Thorne who he once dated, Rich Chigga, Joji, Sam Smith, Mark Ronson, Pete Wentz, Post Malone, and more. Messages of pain, disbelief, and memories spread like wildfire on social media in light of the bright young artist’s passing.
rip lil peep
— joji (@sushitrash) November 16, 2017
No. Not lil peep ????
— pw (@petewentz) November 16, 2017
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
“just know it exists.”
Smokeasac, Peep’s collaborator and friend, first sold his beat to him when Peep was only 18. From there on, he’s produced Peep’s tracks “Benz Truck,” “Hellboy,” and “Awful Things.” Smokeasac announced the possibility of a posthumous album via Twitter and hinted at a follow up of Peep’s debut album.
come over when youre sober part 2
— smokeasac (@smokeasac) December 8, 2017
In another Tweet, Smokeasac clarified that the album does exist, and the release is simply a matter of approval from the Åhr family.
— smokeasac (@smokeasac) December 9, 2017
While we wait for a release date, if the Åhr family approves, at least we have “Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1” as a reminder of what could’ve been Lil Peep’s bright future. RIP, Peep. #LilPeepForever
Featured image from Skull Candy