He belonged loosely to an offshoot, a moon, of what people call underground hip-hop, a sub-genre sometimes referred to as SoundCloud rap or sad rap. These are wobbly and amorphous but expanding categories. Some people hate this “alt-rap.” Sometimes I hate it, and most things. Mainly I love its rawness and realness, and by “realness” I mean not authenticity but something more specific: A “real” or living art being one more closely attuned to the urgency of what it feels compelled to say than it is invested in its own status as an art object.
Source: In Memoriam: Lil Peep | GQ
Ein ganz fantastischer Artikel – über Lil Peep, aber auch über das ganze Leben.