The director of The Tree of Life pays tribute to the young emo-rap prodigy.
A documentary about the rapper Lil Peep, who died of an overdose in November 2017, will soon be released according to the New York Times. Director Terrence Malick, best known for Days of Heaven (1978) and The Tree of Life (2011), was close to the artist's family and has been appointed executive producer of the documentary.
During his lifetime, Lil Peep had become a prominent figure in SoundCloud Rap, an eclectic group of alternative rappers which emerged from the streaming platform SoundCloud. Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1, his first album, hinted at a promising future and had a deep, avant-garde feel to it. The artist described his music as emo-rap, a hybrid musical style mixing emo, pop-punk and trap sounds, and addressing mostly themes revolving around suicide and addiction, which have long been suppressed in the hip-hop world.
Alongside the documentary – whose release date is unknown for now – a posthumous album will also be launched soon. Columbia Records will release Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 on November 9 2018, according to Variety. The album will feature unheard tracks recorded by the artist before his death.