We haven’t really done anything in the Rap genre here at RVS, but I know that we do have some people that enjoy it. We did Malcolm Young of AC/DC last week, but we also lost young and lesser known hip-hop artist Lil Peep around the same time, just as he was getting started. We tend to focus on the big stars, but we lose emerging talent as well.  Rap seems to be losing artists at a slower pace as rock, though I suppose there are more geriatric rockers checking out these days.

I do like some of the rap sub-genres like trip-hop and the rap-rock blends that incorporate rap style vocals with rock underneath. I also like the early adopters from the 80’s that brought a new sound to the mainstream. Lil Peep was part of a hip-hop sub-genre known as cloud rap or emo hip-hop and has a hazy, trippy feel to it. In some songs, you might not think he sounds like a rapper, similar to how some rock bears no obvious relation to others.

Lil Peep’s name was Gustav Ahr and he was very talented; it is a shame that he died so young.  A memorial service was held this week. His cause of death is listed as an accidental Xanax overdose. He had a sweet smile and a troubled mind; he acknowledged being depressed and struggling to overcome it with various drugs. As someone that has issues related to anxiety and depression, I am sad that he lost this battle.

Let’s wallow in it, shall we?

  1. Lil Peep songs – Play songs by Lil Peep and tributes from other artists.
  2. Rap and Hip Hop – Play your favorite R&B, soul, rap and hip-hop or derivative.
  3. Others we have lost – We have lost many musicians in 2017. Play music by any musician that we lost in 2017.

Here is your playlist:

And your dedications:

Santino – Grace, Too

WVR – Mary Jane’s Last Dance

Thrill – Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart

Grendel – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

JDPS – The Brightside

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#1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heJNHYCSsIc

#2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBwAxmrE194

#3: This one sounds rather creepy in light of what’s been going on recently:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_9hfHvQSNo

Santino

BTW pfluffy thanks for the post today. I’d never heard of LiL Peep, and I’m rather enjoying his music!

A nod to the first rap hit (if memory serves…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHCdS7O248g

I think Luther Vandross fits in here somewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u_u4nlYmNs

Some TLC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WEtxJ4-sh4

Judge Dredd, Pro Se

Great post pfluffy! I am a late comer to the lil peep party too, mostly because I was never into the SoundCloud service.

better of dying is probably my favorite of his, despite having some of the most depressing lyrics I’ve ever thought about.

Thrill

Late is the hour of my coming, but I am here! Only another week before things finally slow down a bit and normal posting resumes. Many thanks to pfluffy for keeping the lights on.

Here’s an old favorite of mine from Ice-T: Midnight – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3uJARRHFBo

Kickass Black Sabbath sample on that one.

Here Comes the Hotstepper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEJ2b6IaGWU

What is the most fap-worthy video of all time and why is it Tip Drill? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuAdWTysoYY NSFW

Santino

Kickass Black Sabbath sample on that one.

Which reminds me – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bMM7tGV9MI

Something fun – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=010KyIQjkTk

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