Lil Peep lives on. It was an assurance offered by family members and collaborators following his untimely death in November of last year. We previously received official releases in the form of the video of “Save That Sh-t,” and his “Spotlight” collaboration with Marshmello.
Now, we get the latest offering to come of Lil Peep’s posthumous catalog with the hazy “4 Gold Chains.” Produced by Clams Casino, the track takes on a passive vibe as the rapper, born Gustav Elijah Åhr, details the highs and lows of fame. The new cut was first announced when Peep revealed in a tweet sent out the same day of his death that he had been working with Clams, and honestly speaking, it’s a hard listen at first as Peep unleashes lyrics about balancing women and drugs to “numb the pain.” Fittingly, the track, arriving in conjunction Mother's Day, also features a few lines addressed to his own mom, and his desire to provide for her by any means.
Two months after his death, it was revealed that the 21-year old suffered from an accidental drug overdose of generic Xanax and fentanyl. Nevertheless, it’s a great thing to see that Lil Peep’s team and supporters aren’t looking to suppress the transparency that he poured into his art.
Four gold chains, gave two to my brothers
I need four whips, so I can give 'em to my brothers, yeah
I need four cribs, so I can give 'em to my mother, yeah
My mom, that's all I got... yeah...