Lil Peep’s first posthumous album Come Over When You’re Sober Part II has released today.
The late rapper who infused elements of emo rap in his unique twist of the genre passed away on November 15th 2017 from a drug overdose.
His first studio album Come Over When You’re Sober Part I became an instant success entering the Billboard 200 at 168 and sold 16,000 album-equivalent units the following week of its release.
The follow-up album has gained even more traction from listeners with memorable singles such as Falling Down featuring XXXTentacion which recently became gold certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) selling over 500,000 units.
With a track list of eleven singles, there is no doubt that Lil Peep’s legacy remains prominent within the industry and his avid fan base who still support his music even past his death.
The Voice of London team spoke to Hussien Boon, a principal lecturer at the University of Westminster teaching performance, guitar, music technology, performance technology, songwriting, production and contextual studies. We asked him about his belief on whether it is right to let out music by those who have no say on its release.
Stay tuned for a follow up podcast from the Voice of London team highlighting the life and legacy of the rapper on the anniversary of his death.
Words: Luke Furr | Subbing: Jake Woods