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?
- Lil Peep songs – Play songs by Lil Peep and tributes from other artists.
- Rap and Hip Hop – Play your favorite R&B, soul, rap and hip-hop or derivative.
- 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