Who is Lil Peep

Lil Peep was born on the 1st November 1996, whose birth name was Gustav Elijah Ahr, and was an American rapper, singer and songwriter, prior to his tragic death on the 15th November 2017, shortly after his 21st Birthday. His death was put down to an accidental overdose, linking back to his substance abuse and struggles with mental health, including bipolar disorder.

He is said to have helped lead the way in a revival of emo rap and rock music, particularly in the latter stages of the 2010s. He was first known on the music platform SoundCloud, where he released mixtapes including Hellboy, as well as collaborating with artists including Lil Tracy. His debut album peaked at 38 on the Billboard charts, but it was after his death that he work began to be appreciated more.

In 2018, his single called Falling Down, reached 13 in the charts and his second album reached number 4. This success after his death, shows his continued inspiration for many in this genre of music and his quotations are a reminder of what he stood for, why he created the music he did and how he helped many to engage with this genre of music.

Lil Peep Quotes

1. I’ve had my heart broken in a lot of different ways a lot of different times by different people – whether it be a family member, a girlfriend, a friend, just all types of relying on people, making yourself vulnerable to people.

2. I did not always know I was gonna get tattoos.

3. I don’t care what people think of me. I don’t even care what happens to me.

4. I help my friends out when they need it. I’m extremely generous.

5. I have horrible anxiety.

6. Music makes me cry.

7. My mom has been calling me Peep my whole life. That’s how I got the name.

8. I do what I want, when I want.

9. Some days, I’ll be very down and out, but you won’t be able to tell, really, because I don’t express that side of myself on social media. That’s the side of myself that I express through music.

10. I love thrifting.

11. Eventually, I want to have my own clothing line.

12. Never be ungrateful.

13. I want people to hear what I have to say, and I want to be able to get a lot of points across.

14. I didn’t even walk for graduation – I did graduate, though. I got this homeschool deal. I didn’t have to go to school because I was depressed, and my mom wrote all these essays for me. I didn’t write one of them. She literally got me my diploma.

15. My mommy raised me so well

16. I wish I was a little less… passionate. I’m a very passionate person.

17. I always knew I was gonna be an artist. I was very confident in that.

18. Once I found out that people were really making careers for themselves off the Internet, independently, I was really inspired.

19. Education was never my higher calling.

20. I love gas stations. Gas stations have some of the sickest clothes ever. T-shirts, hats, everything.

21. I never dress the same way for a week – I’ll dress like a whole other person the next week.

22. I’m not a Soundcloud rapper anymore.

23. I go as hard as I can when I’m anxiety-free.

24. Everything changes with time. You can’t predict where you’re gonna be next year; you have no idea, you know what I mean?

25. Future is gonna be remembered forever. Future just has so much quality music.

26. You have to be grateful for what you have.

27. People understand my message is positive, and at the end of the day, I’m just here to make music that I enjoy and that other people enjoy. I think that’s why I have such a loyal fan base.

28. I don’t remember taking pictures with eighty percent of the people that I have taken pictures with.

29. For me, if I saw my favorite artist in the store, I would probably just tell them three words and walk away.

30. I don’t mind it. My friends think it’s kind of rude of the people to come up to me and treat me like an object.

31. I want to go deep into fashion; I want to go maybe into acting. There’s a lot of stuff I would like to go into.

32. I want to do a lot of different things and dive into different worlds.

33. Sometimes I’ll be watching a movie then think to myself that I could do a better job.

34. I feel like I’m a creative, and I want to take advantage of that.

35. I like meeting people on a genuine level. Like, ‘OK, if this person wants to meet me and I want to meet them, let’s do it.’ I don’t like forcing things.

36. I’m surrounded by good people, and I surround myself with good people.

37. I’m very… controversial for some reason.

38. I have a weird definition of family; it’s not the same as everyone else’s.

39. If you like how people look when they’re all covered in tattoos, then you should be covered in tattoos.

40. My tattoos have become a part of me. When I look in the mirror, I just see my face.

41. I’d love to be the new Kurt Cobain.

42. I always got good grades; I just didn’t go to school much. I didn’t like it.

43. David Bowie is my biggest inspiration. Pretty much the only thing that stayed the same with Bowie was his eyes. Everything else constantly changed, from his sexuality to his songs.

44. They let me do my diploma from home, but I always knew I was destined to do something creative, so I didn’t care.

45. It’s either love or hate with me. People really can hate me.

46. Something people wouldn’t expect me to do is I play this computer game called ‘Runescape.’ I’ve played ‘Runescape’ since forever. Since I was, like, six. It is still one of my favourite games ever.

47. There’s a lot of cat videos. Cats are just hilarious.

48. People always say that, like, you’re a dog person or a cat person. I just love animals. I’m not a dog person or a cat person.

49. I grew up listening to a lot of emo music, a lot of rock music, a lot of rap music, a lot of trap music, funk, everything.

50. One of my favorite hip-hop artists is Makonnen. One of my favorite bands is Fall Out Boy. You put those two together, and that’s Lil Peep.

51. My first year making music was very experimental. I was trying to find my sound. My second year, I was more in my element. I knew what type of production I wanted to go over and the topics I wanted to address.

52. I can’t be normal. I’m probably bipolar.

53. I always make music as an art – it’s never been a product for me.

54. Everybody who cares about me wants me to do therapy, but I just can’t do therapy.

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