Gustav Elijah Åhr was a rapper, songwriter, and singer, better known by his professional name Lil Peep. He is known for his contribution to reviving emo-rap with a mixture of rock in the late 2010s. Ahr turned out to be a highly influential figure despite only being active in the industry for 3 years before his untimely and unfortunate death. He passed away in 2017 following an accidental Xanax overdose. Over the course of his career, Ahr released multiple singles, 14 Eps, and 2 full-length albums.
Ahr was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on 1 November 1996 but spent most of his time growing up in Long Beach, where the family moved when he was 5. Both of his parents were from a teaching background; with his mother teaching first grade and his father being a college professor. His father was also from Sweden, which automatically granted Ahr Swedish citizenship. Ahr’s parents divorced when he was 14, and he went on to live with her mother and older brother in Long Beach. Fashion and music were his two prime interests as a young teenager and he had also learned to play trombone and tuba. He finished his schooling at Long Beach High School despite wanting to drop out at one point. When it came to college, Ahr got himself accepted into the State University of New York. However, for reasons unknown, he opted to go to the Glendale Community College in Pasadena. He eventually ended up dropping out of Glendale after the very first semester and enrolled at Nassau Community College. Ultimately, he dropped out of there as well to focus on music.
During college, he had formed a group called Schemaposse alongside rappers Craig Xen, Ghostmane, and producer JGRXXN. He released his debut mixtape in 2015, titled Lil Peep; Part One, followed by his debut EP Feelz. His song “Star Shopping” can be considered his breakout moment as it brought a lot of attention to him. It was further boosted with the release of “Beamer Boy”. Around this time, the collective Schemaposse came to an end and the members moved out to focus on solo careers. Peep then found an acquaintance in GothBoiClique, a collective based in Los Angeles. His next mixtape Crybaby featured members of the group.
In 2016, Peep released his 5th mixtape Crybaby, which ended up being his last. He came out with his debut album the next year, titled Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1. Later that year, on 15 November, Peep was found dead by his manager on his tour bus. The cause of death was ultimately concluded to be an accidental overdose of fentanyl and benzodiazepine alprazolam.
Peep’s music received a great amount of exposure post his passing. Multiple artists released their collaborations with Peep that were supposed to come out later. A sequel to his debut album titled Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 was released in 2018 as well. In 2019, a documentary showcasing his life titled Everbody’s Everything premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.
Birthday & Zodiac Details
- Date of Birth – November 1, 1996
- Birthplace – Allentown, Pennsylvania
- Zodiac sign – Scorpio
Body Appearance Height, Weight
- Height – 5’10”
- Weight – 149 lbs / 68 kg
- Profession – Rapper, Singer.
- Educational Qualification – High School
- Religion – Christianity
- Nick Name – Lil Peep
- Nationality – American
- Residence – N/A
Social Media Accounts
- Instagram – (https://www.instagram.com/lilpeep/?hl=en)
- Twitter – (https://twitter.com/Lilpeep/)
- Fb – (https://www.facebook.com/lilpeepmusic/)
Lil Peep Networth
Lil Peep was one of the biggest rising stars of rap before his untimely death. Before passing away, he had an estimated net worth of around $300K. However, it increased up to over $6 million following his demise as the popularity of his music skyrocketed. Every posthumously-released song album of his was a hit and added to his fortune.