It's been over seven months since Lil Peep left us, and his absence is still keenly felt. Only 21 years old at the time of his death, the artist born Gustav Elijah Åhr had so much more to offer the world. More so than any artist before him, he managed to bridge the gap between emo and rap in a way that made both sides valid. He didn't just rap over emo-influenced production, or add trap drums to Microphones samples; he was, and still is, one of the greatest underground crossover successes in recent memory.
He helped many fans cope in an increasingly dark world with a raw, emotionally honest approach which made it easy to feel every word he sang. Across the many mixtapes that arrived before his debut studio album, Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 1, Peep perfected a sound entirely his own, redefining what it meant to make emo-rap.
Even though the best of his career was yet to come, what he did leave us with is remarkably special. From his debut, Lil Peep Part One, onwards Peep amassed a cult following of young listeners who obsessed over everything he produced. Digging through his discography can be overwhelming, especially when so much of it is absent from streaming services, but it's a rewarding experience regardless.
To make it simpler, we've put together a list of Peep's deeper cuts, picking out some of his best material that might have flown under the radar.