Despite the aforementioned odd blend of genres, he enjoyed quite a bit of success among both hip hop and rock fans, and was perhaps the most successful artist of the "emo-trap" subgenre. He broke out into the mainstream with his Hellboy mixtape and amassed a large cult following, which lead to the release of his first studio album, Come Over When You're Sober, Pt 1.
Tragically, Peep passed away from an accidental overdose at the young age of 21. Tributes poured in from his friends and family. Despite his brief career, he made quite an impression on the scene and was an inspiration to many. Columbia Records acquired his catalog in March 2018.
His work can be found on Soundcloud, as well as Spotify.
Discography of note: An * denotes posthumous releases
- Lil Peep Part One (2015)
- Feelz (2015)
- Live Forever (2015)
- Crybaby (2016)
- Hellboy (2016)
- Castles and Castles II (w/ Lil Tracy) (2016-17)
- Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1 (2017)
- Spotlight (w/ Marshmello) (2018)*
- Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2 (2018)*
Lil Peep's work contains examples of:
- Bi the Way: Came out as bisexual in August 2017 via Twitter.
- Drugs Are Bad: Many of his lyrics reference his addiction to drugs including cocaine, ecstasy and Xanax. He tragically died young of an accidental overdose.
- Fashion Designer: His clothing line, 'No Smoking', is due to be released in late 2018 having been in development since before his death.
- Functional Addict: Described himself as a "functional addict", even if he told his audience to stay away from drugs. Then he overdosed on fentanyl and died young.
- High School: The video for 'Awful Things' is set in a high school.
- Kaleidoscope Hair
- Knuckle Tattoos
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Given the history of previous attempts at mashing emo and rap, this naturally comes into play.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Just look at the picture above.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the music video for 'Awful Things', the romantic interest flashes red eyes. She's later shown getting close to another guy whilst looking like she's biting his neck.
- Sampling: of acts like Brand New, Avenged Sevenfold, Underoath and Bright Eyes
- Shirtless Scene: A lot of his live performances feature Lil Peep shirtless as well as music videos.