17 things you didn’t know about Lil Peep

1. Lil Peep’s real name

Lil peep his real name was Gustav Elijah Ahr. He also sang about that he got his name from his mother in one of his songs.

2. He was born on November 1, 1996

He was born in the United States, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

3. His parents divorced when he was a teenager.

His parents divorced when he was a teenager, his dad left and Peep stayed with his mom.

4. Harvard degree

Both Lil Peep’s parents have a Harvard Degree. His mom became a first grade teacher and his dad is a college professor.

5. High school dropout

Lil Peep didn’t like high school and dropped out, he rarely attended school in spite of good grades and was on the deans list for the time he attended. He later dropped out of high school and took online courses to earn his diploma.

5. The last tattoo

The last tattoo Lil Peep got was with RiFF RAFF, they both got a Chinese takeout box tattoo.

6. The start of his career

Lil Peep started his career with his mixtape “Lil Peep: part one”. This mixtape dropped in 2015 and generated 4000 plays in the first week. He got his inspiration from multiple other artist like; Kurt Cobain, Good Charlotte and Fall out Boy.

7. Second mixtape

Right after Lil Peep released “Lil Peep: part one” he followed up with another mixtape called “Live Forever”. The mixtape contained 10 songs.

8. Crybaby and Hellboy

After Live Forever he released two mixtape, Crybaby and Hellboy. Both were released in 2016. Hellboy existed out of 16 songs while Crybaby had 11 songs.

9. Debut album

Lil Peep released his debut album on the 15th of august in 2017. His debut album was named “come over when you’re sober part 1”.

10. On tour

Did you know after he released his debut album he went on a tour. The tour would start on the 2nd of august and end on the 17th of November, the tour stopped 2 days earlier than planned because of his death.

11. Death

Lil Peep died on the 15th of November, 2017. They found him dead in his tour bus. The cause of death was Xanax  pills laced with fentanyl. Lil Peep didn’t know the pills contained fentanyl which made him overdose.

12. Second album

In 2018 on the 9th of November “come over when you’re sober part 2” was released. This album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, making it Lil Peep’s first US top 10 album.

14. Copyright

Did you know Lil Peep got accused by the band Mineral for copyright infringement. Lil peep included an unlicensed and uncredited sample of their song “LoveLetterTypewriter” in his “Hollywood Dreaming”.

15. Instruments

Lil Peep knew how to play the tuba and the trombone. He never really talked about it or showed it though.

16. Height

Lil Peep was 1,80 meters (5ft11).

17. The future of emo

Lil Peep was described as the future of emo. It’s sad that he never had the chance to live up to his true potential.

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