Gustav Elijah Ahr, also known as Lil Peep, was a Swedish-American rapper, singer, and songwriter born on November 1, 1996. Ahr was best known as a member of GothBoiCollective, which was an emo-rap collective. His talents, unique fashion sense, and trendsetting sound are some of the reasons he’s still recognized in the music industry. So, join us as we celebrate this rapper’s birthday today!
Lil Peep, a famous rapper, and singer of Swedish-American descent, was born on November 1, 1996, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Because he had an absent father, his parents divorced when he was 14. Ahr then moved with his mother and brother to Long Beach, New York. Ahr graduated from Long Beach High School in New York. He studied at Glendale Community College in California and Nassau Community College, where he made the Dean’s List, but he later dropped out.
Ahr, who chose the name “Lil Peep,” had been associated with the band Schemaposse since high school, before it disbanded in 2016. The rapper released his first mixtape titled “Lil Peep; Part One” in 2015. His second mixtape “Live Forever” and an E.P. called “Feelz” were released the same year before joining GothBoiClique. Ahr released “Crybaby,” his full-length mixtape in 2016. The same year, he released his fifth and final mixtape titled “Hellboy.” The success of “Hellboy” facilitated Lil Peep’s first solo tour across the United States. After the tour, he relocated to London and in August 2017, Lil Peep released his debut studio album titled “Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1.”
Lil Peep was a rising star before his death on November 15, 2017 — a victim of fentanyl and oxy overdose. His single ‘Awful Things,’ a cut from his first album, landed number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The rapper was on his first world tour when he died but had several posthumous music releases. These releases include: “Spotlight” (2018) with Marshmello, “Got Em Like” with Juicy J, and Wiz Khalifa (2018), and his second album “Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2” (2018). The album took the number four spot on the Billboard 200 chart. His collaborative E.P. “High Fashion” with Harry Fraud was released in 2021.
He releases “Lil Peep; Part One” as his debut mixtape.
The rapper releases his fourth mixtape “Crybaby.”
Lil Peep goes on a U.S. tour to promote his last mixtape “Hellboy.”
He releases “Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1.”
Why We Love Lil Peep
He advocated mental health
Lil Peep publicly struggled with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. He often spoke about these issues and went out of his way to raise public awareness about them.
His music helped people
Lil Peep’s music resonated with his fans, some of whom also struggled with mental health. His music related to their emotions by making them feel heard and seen.
He was talented
Lil Peep was a talented rapper, singer, and songwriter. He used his many talents to overcome his inadequacies.
5 Surprising Facts
His parents are academics
Ahr’s parents are Harvard graduates; his mother was a first-grade teacher, and his father was a college professor.
He witnessed 9/11
Ahr witnessed the September 11, 2001 attacks as the smoke plumes were visible from his elementary school classroom.
He almost dropped out of high school
Ahr said he felt exhausted in his senior year and wanted to quit high school.
He was a smart kid
Ahr’s academic performance was outstanding; he got placed in accelerated classes in middle school.
His face tattoo
Lil Peep got his first face tattoo when he was 15.
Lil Peep FAQs
Was Lil Peep bisexual?
Yes, the rapper announced this in a 2017 tweet.
What did Lil Peep’s centipede tattoo mean?
Lil Peep had many tattoos, but his centipede tattoo was a way to conquer his fear of creepy crawlies.
Where did the name “Lil Peep” come from?
The name came from “Peep,” which his mother used to call him when he was a baby.
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