By Savannah Smith   |  11-16-2017   Entertainment
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The rapper, emerging singer and YouTube star Lil Peep have died of alleged drug overdose. He was 21.

Lil Peep, whose real name is Gustav Ahr, is a New York artist who became known for his musical style of blended emo and hip hop. He had his debut album released just last August. Before his sudden death, the music industry is seeing him as a rising star.

The rapper-singer was supposed to perform at a show in Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday night.

Ahr’s manager, Chase Ortega, first broke the news on Twitter with a message: “I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother f***.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck</p>&mdash; Chase (@RealChaseOrtega) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealChaseOrtega/status/931029756912451585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

There is no confirmation yet from the singer-rapper’s camp, family or authorities about the cause of his death.

Lil Peep had a promising musical career ahead. His popularity has been rising since 2015 via a series of Soundcloud tracks, EPs, and mixtapes. He also enjoyed full traction through his well-followed YouTube channel where his videos to “Awful Things”, “Benz Truck”, “The Brightside” and others generated multiple millions of views.

He created a lot of buzz along the way. Peep also signed with agent Cara Lewis and enthusiastic features followed in Fader, Noisey and Pitchfork, which later on declared him as “the future of emo.”

The medium also wrote a three-part profile on him, predicting that, “it’s obvious Peep is going to blow up.”

His debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober showcased all his skills in rapping, singing, his comfort in both the hip-hop and emo styles.

Fellow musicians flooded social media with their tributes for their fallen colleague and friend. Dutch dance music producer Marshmello said: “Peep was the nicest person. Hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing. Everyone will miss you, man.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Peep was the nicest person. hanging out with him, talking to him about music, the song ideas we were going to do together and touring was so amazing. Everyone will miss you man <a href="https://twitter.com/Lilpeep?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Lilpeep</a></p>&mdash; marshmello (@marshmellomusic) <a href="https://twitter.com/marshmellomusic/status/931050879913832448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

He also expressed disbelief with what happened to his friend and musical collaborator as he posted another message.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I cant even believe this. We were just talking last week about working on a song together and now you’re gone. You will be missed, R.I.P. <a href="https://twitter.com/Lilpeep?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Lilpeep</a> <a href="https://t.co/GQRJe8Vck0">pic.twitter.com/GQRJe8Vck0</a></p>&mdash; marshmello (@marshmellomusic) <a href="https://twitter.com/marshmellomusic/status/931040657308651520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

DJ and producer Diplo said: “Peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I don’t feel good man.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I dont feel good man</p>&mdash; diplo (@diplo) <a href="https://twitter.com/diplo/status/931058607596044288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Source:

https://twitter.com/RealChaseOrtega

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Anonymous No. 12060 1510845973

>blended emo and hip hop

And nothing of value was lost.

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