Lil Peep Tickets
Born in 1996, Lil Peep is an American singer and rapper who is also known by the stage name of Lil Bo Peep. Originally from Ronkonkoma, located on Long Island, New York, Lil Peep – whose real name is Gustav Åhr – is of German, Swedish and Irish descent. The vocalist is probably best known among music fans for having built an audience via social media platforms, in his case, principally YouTube video posts. Lil Peep is associated with two sub-genres of hip-hop, mostly alternative and emo. Some in the music press have referred to the artist's style as being emo-trap or lo-fi rap.
Essentially, Lil Peep performs his lyrics in a way that is undeniably hip-hop in style but which evokes a downbeat and often melancholy message that might be considered to usually be more at home in alternative rock or post-hardcore. The rapper cites many rock bands as having influenced his musical style, not just other hip-hop artists. These include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, My Chemical Romance and Panic at the Disco, among others. Lil Peep has sampled British rock acts such as Oasis and Radiohead before in his music. Heavier rock acts that have also been incorporated into his music include the likes of Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold and Underoath.
Lil Peep's musical career
It was in 2015 that Lil Peep's first mixtape came out. Simply entitled Lil Peep Part One, it went on to receive 4,000 plays in its first week of release. Two further mixtapes came out that year; Feelz and Live Forever. In 2016, Lil Peep started to receive more attention from hip-hop fans, particularly after the release of Crybaby, a new mixtape that was put out in June of that year. Similarly successful was Hellboy, which came out in September. During this time in his career, Lil Peep used both YouTube and SoundCloud to promote his work.
In 2017, Lil Peep defended his music against the charge of plagiarism. The Texas-based emo outfit Mineral accused him of illegally lifting a sample from one of their songs, “LoveLetterTypewriter”, in his track “Hollywood Dreaming”. Although Lil Peep did not deny the charge, he claimed that he was 'showing some love' for their 1998 release.
Along with successful one-off tracks such as “White Wine”, “Benz Truck” and “The Way I See Things”, Lil Peep went on to produce a full-length studio album in 2017. This was called Come Over When You're Sober. Released in August of that year, the rapper went on to tour extensively to promote the work.
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