The hip-hop world was stunned and saddened last night by the news of the passing of young rapper Lil Peep. The up-and-comer, who had just celebrated a birthday on November 1st, reportedly died of a drug overdose prior to a scheduled concert in Tuscon, Arizona on (November 15th). The Long Island native and Internet sensation was making a name for himself in the rap game and his sudden death got more than a few of his peers emotional. He was 21.
One of his friends in the music industry was Lil Uzi Vert, the Philly rapper who struck RIAA gold with his single “XO Tour Llif3” and his subsequent full-length studio album Luv Is Rage 2.