Album: Everybody’s Everything
Artist: Lil Peep
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Record Label: Columbia Records
Recommended Tracks: LA to London, When I Lie
Lil Peep was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who was born in Allentown Pennsylvania and raised in Long Island, New York. He started his career on SoundCloud in 2014, releasing his own songs. He began to gain notoriety for his mixtapes, as well as his collaborations with Lil Tracy. Lil Peep suffered from severe mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder and depression, and as a result, was a heavy drug user. On November 15, 2017, Lil Peep died as a result of what would later be identified as an accidental overdose from fentanyl and Xanax, two weeks after his 21st birthday. His first compilation album, Everybody’s Everything, was released on November 15, 2019, by Columbia Records, exactly two years after his death. The album was announced on November 1, 2019, which would have been the rapper’s 23rd birthday. The album is a strong mix of catchy tracks and searingly emotional expressions of pain and anger. It is an album that showcases Lil Peep’s talent, as well as his emotional and personal struggles.
LA to London is a fun track with an awesome beat that is truly representative of good times and chillin’ vibes. This song can be listened to anytime anywhere, no matter the setting or the vibe. It is one of those tracks that can be listened to on a morning jog or in a car with friends during a road trip. The track also features Gab3, whose verses complement Lil Peep’s perfectly. The entire track is a testament to Lil Peep’s musical talent and skill and is an overall catchy and upbeat song.
When I Lie is a real contrast to the other tracks like LA to London as it is emotionally much heavier and the beat is not uplifting in the slightest. Every moment of the track is weighed down with emotion and raw feeling. The track goes down a relationship Lil Peep had with a mercurial woman who faced drug addiction. The song brings the listener down the whirlpool of hate and hurt that resulted from the relationship as well as Lil Peep’s lies. The track is not just representative of how deep and emotion Lil Peep is able to be with his music, as it also shows how duplicitous Lil Peep is as an artist. Lil Peep’s voice on this track is starkly different than his voice on many of his other tracks and is a sign for many that he was still developing as a performer and adding to his game before his death. This track is not just a symbol of what Lil Peep was, but of his potential and the future that may have been in store for him. Lil Peep’s Everybody’s Everything is a very strong album with a wide variety of tracks for every listener. It is an album that is great for both those who are familiar with Lil Peep as well as those who are not familiar with his work and are looking for an introduction. The entire album is a testament to Lil Peep’s range, ability, talent, and potential. If you are a fan of Lil Pump, Lil Tracy, or Juice WRLD, you will appreciate the music on this album. I give Lil Peep’s Everybody’s Everything a strong 4 out of 5, and is an album I personally recommend.