When Lil Peep ingested a lethal amount of fentanyl and Xanax on the back of his tour bus last year, the music world lost one of the most innovative and exciting young artists to emerge from the SoundCloud rap generation.
In 2015, Peep (born Gus Åhr) set himself apart from other performers within the genre through his innovative fusing of 2000s emo and pop punk with underground Memphis hip-hop.
At SXSW for the world premiere of “Everybody’s Everything” (a reference to Peep’s final Instagram post) sat directors Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan, as well as executive producers Terrence Malick and Liza Womack (Peep’s mother), flanked by other members of Peep’s family.
What unfolded for the next two hours was a film that was both tragic and beautiful, perfectly encapsulating the life and rise of the young troubled rapper.
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