Gustav Åhr (November 1, 1996 – November 15, 2017), known by his stage name Lil Peep, was an American rapper and singer.
He was cited as one of the primary artists responsible for the post-emo revival with his style of hip hop, which came to be known as emo hip hop.
He died in 2017 at age 21 of what is believed to be a drug overdose.
New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica defined Åhr as the Kurt Cobain of lo-fi rap and described his music as gloomy and diabolically melodic. Åhr's music generally drew on both Southern rap and the angsty introspection of the rock subgenre post-hardcore. He said that he wanted to become the "New Kurt Cobain".
Åhr gathered a large cult fanbase and regularly sold out large venues. Åhr's music, described as a fusion between hip hop and emo, helped introduce underground hip hop to styles that were more confessional.
Gustav Elijah Åhr
November 1, 1996
November 15, 2017 (aged 21)
Voice, Trombone, Tuba