Famous Rapper Who Died From Drugs Compared To ‘Zombie’ Layne Staley


The Washington Post has posted an obituary paying tribute to rapper Lil Peep, who died from a drug overdose last month on his tour bus. Pitchfork‘s Ryan Dombal compared Peep to a ‘zombie’ Layne Staley.

“Peep sounds like a zombie version of the late Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley as he explores newfound vulnerabilities … takes solace in his outsider status … and offers some semi-sweet nothings,” Ryan Dombal wrote. “A woozy mix of trap hits, tinny guitar strums, and sleigh bells(!) set an ominous tone, but just then, as the song seems destined to fade out, Peep’s voice rings out from the bleakness, begging for one more chance.”

For his part, Peep told XXL that he considered himself a mix of Fall Out Boy and rapper iLoveMakonnen.

“I grew up listening to a lot of emo music, a lot of rock music, a lot of rap music, a lot of trap music, funk, everything,” he told the magazine.

Tributes to Lil Peep have poured in from fans, fellow musicians and friends, including Makonnen, who wrote, “I’ll always love u, we became best friends and made some of the best music I have ever been apart of.”

Peep’s mother discussed his Red Hot Chili Peppers fandom in an Instagram post.

  • Cosmos Giannakakis

    Why is this Lil Peep being mentioned in the same breath as Layne Staley?

  • Kay B

    Why are we comparing this no talent ass hat to Layne? Layne had a depression and addiction problem. This ponyboy took these drugs for recreation and glorified it. Lil poop stain.

    • Dms

      Omg I’m wondering the same thing how disgraceful to a ledgent like Layne.

  • Eddie Yarler

    I don’t understand this at all. For the sake of curiosity I looked up one of his songs, and it sounds just like Fall Out Boy, as he described himself. The author just threw in Layne Staley as a fuck you to Alice in Chains fans. In no way shape or form does he resemble Layne in the slightest.