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Post Malone Reflects On Lil Peep's Death: "His Music Was Going To Change The Culture"

  Nov 18, 2017 15:26
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Post Malone spoke of Peep's talent and the conversation about drugs in hip-hop that emerged following his alleged overdose.

In the hours following 21-year-old Lil Peep's death from a suspected overdose Wednesday night, Post Malone was among the artists to share their condolences. "In the short time that i knew you, you were a great friend to me and a great person. your music changed the world and it'll never be the same. i love you bud. forever," he wrote alongside a photo of himself and Peep. In an interview on the H3 podcast, the rapper has shared further thoughts on Peep's musical importance, as well as his problems with the way drug users were "shamed" in response.

"I fucking love that kid, it sucks ass... he was the fucking shit," said Post. "I only knew him for a little bit. But more than [the] genuine good real true person that he was, his music was going to change the culture of everything. Already shifting culture in such a short period of time. He's an incredible, talented dude and good guy."

Peep's music was a unique hybrid of rap and emo, often sampling bands like Brand New, The Microphones, and Mineral. His lyrics dealt with depression and the use of drugs as coping mechanisms. When it was reported that Peep may have died from an overdose, a conversation began about the "glorification" of drugs in music, which Post felt was unfair.

"Here's my whole issue," he said. "I think it's fucked up that he literally had just passed, and all the people on the internet were like, 'here kids this is an example: stop fucking glorifying drugs in hip-hop.' It's not like anybody asked to A: get hooked on shit, and B: have issues within yourself that something makes you feel better and you can't help it. This dude just died and everybody takes it as a prime opportunity to shame people who may have issues with drugs, instead of supporting them."

Wiz Khalifa recently shared some thoughts on drug use following Peep's death in an interview with Complex. The comment came after the rapper shared a post on Instagram that said "Lean is lame." "I just feel like somebody has to speak up for people who don't believe in that, or are really tired of seeing it," he said. "It's unfortunate that Lil Peep had to die and stuff like that, but these are the things people are gonna start seeing and keep happening if they don't really relax and fall back. I just want to be the responsible person and say something.”

Watch Post Malone's full 2-hour-plus conversation with H3 below.

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76 Comments
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Bobby White
- Nov 18, 2017

No, it wasn’t

curlythekid
- Nov 19, 2017

yall talk shit bout peep but yall dont know him

NiagaraFallsMane
- Nov 19, 2017

all these retards rap about the shit that killin them, you expect me to feel bad ? you niggas are encouraging the junkie lifestyle

curlythekid
- Nov 19, 2017

its not that peep thought it was cool he was depressed af

Tony Gerson Lopez
- Nov 19, 2017

who ?

Pink Power Ranger
- Nov 19, 2017

I respect Peep and his music, but if he is being viewed by other artists as being such an upcoming influence, why the fuck did no one help him with his drug addiction? Why was his team giving him drugs in the first place?

Heisenberg
- Nov 19, 2017

Because if you don’t take allday xan lean and percies you are not a cool young rapper

Erlich Bachman
- Nov 19, 2017

when people try to tell post malone to post something do they say post post malone or they just say post malone,and when people try to tell post malone to go to pick up the post do they say pick up post post malone or pick up post malone

AustraliansCan'tRap
- Nov 19, 2017

this the only question that needs to be answered right now

RapIndustryExposed
- Nov 19, 2017

If that’s the case mAybe it’s a good thing he died. That is not the change the culture needed. Rip though

RJ Go Hard
- Nov 19, 2017

I see everybody on here talking shit about peep like I was until I actually Listened to it! Post Malone was right guy was a great song writer who brought ROCK INTO RAP. This dude could of been as big as Green Day! Listen to Brightside, Gucci Mane, High school. Just to name 3 songs.

Trill Clinton
- Nov 19, 2017

White Wine, Witchblades, Beamer Boy, White Tee, & Lil Kennedy are a few of my favorites.

Spooky
- Nov 21, 2017

he didnt bring rock into rap , rage against the machine did. and his raps kinda suck they all off beat . Rip tho .. i guess i never knew of him until like a few min ago

Just had a moment of silence right before I shot up a fat shot of heroin in honor & remembrance of Lil Bo Peep. IR.IiI.IPeep homeboy... U were the greatest artist that I never ever heard of...

A G
- Nov 19, 2017

Post M is the biggest industry plant 🌱

Tookah Pack
- Nov 19, 2017

Shut up nigger Budden

A G
- Nov 20, 2017

Dumb ass bitch @Travis Scott’s Grill :

lean_legend
- Nov 18, 2017

Hate to speak down on the dead but why was NOBODY talking bought this young man when he was alive. Never heard his music never seen him in any photos w/ these “friends”. Only after he dies do people speak so highly of him. For real rest peaceful though

Reezy (GoatsView)
- Nov 18, 2017

Lol he'd never say this if homie was still alive. Tbh I thought Lil Peep was trash, still do. His death is tragic but I'm not about to switch up or pretend he was this musical genius.

tainty b
- Nov 18, 2017

This is some bullshit... I understand wanting to respect someone's death.... but nobody knew him. and everyone that did hated all that lil peep stood for just a few weeks ago. Be sad if you want but don't pretend to have emotions you're not having

YouTube : BrodyTheBiz
- Nov 18, 2017

Tbh when I heard his name, I thought another lame "Lil" rapper, but I listened to his music and it was definitely something different and unique, definitely had potential to be a lot bigger

Another lil whatever rapper. But rip though Fr.

Hip-hop L Delivery guy
- Nov 18, 2017

Lol this guy is funny

Marcy Hood
- Nov 18, 2017

Same mfers who know you're a Soulja boy nigga when alive, who would hail you as Pac, Biggie, Pun or Big L when in the grave, if not higher. R.I.P. but he was just another dude from the lil clan and would have made hip hop emo af

Trollie Pollie Ollie
- Nov 18, 2017

you buncha bottom feeders dont even understand. peep was going to do something like kurt cobain. rip lil bo peep

Safariii
- Nov 19, 2017

Kurt Cobain never wrote a song about a car the general public can’t afford. Put some respek on Kurt’s name.

LO FYE
- Nov 18, 2017

Y’all are sick fucks

Jermaine Cole
- Nov 18, 2017

He had enough money to get out of whatever mental rut he was in personally. He chose to drown himself in prescription meds instead of seeking help. Music aside I feel no sympathy for this nigga on any level.

LO FYE
- Nov 18, 2017

@Jermaine Cole : lol fuck you

Trill Clinton
- Nov 19, 2017

@Jermaine Cole : Money doesn't just cure a mental illness. Kurt Cobain and Chester Bennington are examples of that. Addiction is caused by underlying problems. It's clear this dude was suffering from depression.

STAN
- Nov 18, 2017

Every time someone dies people say shit like this

LO FYE
- Nov 18, 2017

Yea cuz most people have people that care about them and death sucks, dumbass

TB12GOAT
- Nov 18, 2017

@LO FYE : yo get off "lil peeps" dick nobody will remember this guy other than his family in a week

LO FYE
- Nov 18, 2017

@TB12GOAT : it’s about respecting the dead.

mr_yogi20centry
- Nov 25, 2017

@LO FYE : dead dont care for your respect, they dead

laugeel
- Nov 18, 2017

No. No it would not. And should not. For real his music was not good. R.I.P to the man tho'

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