|Estimated value:||€1 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer|
Gustav Elijah Ar (November 1, 1996, Allentown), better known by the stage name Lil Peep (stylized as LiL PEEP. Usually referred to simply as Peep) – American rapper, singer, songwriter and model. He has been credited as one of the first post-emo revival musicians and his style of hip hop became known as emo rap.
Lil Peep was born in Allentown, PA, USA and grew up in Long Island, New York. Lil Peep began releasing music on Soundcloud under the alias Lil Peep from 2014 because his mother called him “Peep” when he was a child. He soon became popular on Soundcloud after releasing several mixtapes and collaborating with Lil Tracy. On August 15, 2017 he released his debut album Come Over When You’re Sober. Lil Peep reached the highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 2018 with the track “Falling Down” by XXXTentacion – peaking at number 13. The single was certified Gold by the American Recording Association (RIAA) on November 8, 2018. This was Lil Peep’s first gold certification. His second studio album, Come Over When You’re Sober, was released posthumously on November 9, 2018 and debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 and became his first album to chart in the top 10 of the US.
Lil Peep was a frequent drug user due to mental health issues that led to his death on November 15, 2017. The Pima County Medical Expert’s Office confirmed that an accidental fentanyl-xanax overdose was the cause of death.
Gustav Elijah Ar was born in Pennsylvania and grew up on the south shore of Long Island. His parents were Harvard graduates; They divorced when Gustav was still a teenager. His father worked as a college professor and his mother worked as an elementary school teacher. After dropping out of school, he graduated from school with the help of online courses. He soon became interested in music and started posting it on YouTube and Soundcloud.
At 17, Gustav moved to Los Angeles, where he lived in a rented apartment with his childhood friend, Brennan Savage, to work on his music career. The founder of the music group SchemaPosse, rapper JGRXXN, makes contact with Lil Peep and Ghostemane via social networks and points to the talent of the young people. After meeting in person, the performers invented the band SchemaBoyss and successfully toured the United States. However, due to creative differences, both Lil Peep and Ghostemane soon left SchemaPosse.
After leaving SchemaPosse and meeting Lil Tracy as well as other members of the emo trap band GothBoiClique, Gus joined them. In literally a year, Lil Peep took the combination of emo and rap to a world level.
In 2015, Lil Peep released his debut mixtape “Lil Peep; Part One,” which garnered 4,000 views on Soundcloud in its first week. Soon after, he released the Feelz mini-album and another mixtape, Live Forever.
In May 2017, Mineral accused Lil Peep of copyright infringement: The track “Hollywood Dreaming” performed jointly with musician Gab3 contained an unlicensed and unaccredited sample of the song “LoveLetterTypewriter” from Mineral’s 1998 album EndSerenading. In response to these claims, Gab3 noted that they were only trying to show love for the original composition.
On June 2, 2017, Lil Peep announced via Instagram the release of his debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober. The album was released on August 15th. The Autumn Come Over When You’re Sober tour in support of the album began on October 2nd and was due to end on November 16th, 2017, but Gustav died on November 15th.
On January 11, 2018, Marshmello uploaded the single “Spotlight” to his channel, which he collaborated on with Gustav. A video was also uploaded on February 12, 2018 – also on the Marshmello channel.
On March 1, 2018, producer Lil Peep announced on his Instagram account that he was finishing work on part 2 of the Come Over When You’re Sober album: “I’m finishing part 2. I love you Gus, I know you’re here next to me. Best friends forever trust me. ”
Lil Peep has been labeled a “Soundcloud rapper,” and his musical style has been labeled as “low-fired” rap and emo-rap. Gustav’s music is based on both southern rap and post-hardcore.
Gustav’s music addresses lyrical themes: social rejection, depression, drug addiction, past relationships and breakup. In his early work, he frequently touched on the subject of witchcraft and the occult. Music magazine Pitchfork described Gustav as “the emo of the future”. His musical influences include Gucci Mane, Max B, Riff Raff, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kristallburgen, Seshollowaterboyz (including BONES and Rozz Diliams), My Chemical Romance and Panic! At the disco.
Gustav played trombone and tuba.
I have a feeling I won’t be here next year so let’s have a little laugh before I go.
|Estimated value:||€1 million|