In November of final yr, hip-hop suffered a devastating loss within the premature passing of Lil Peep to a drug overdose. Seven months later, hip-hop discovered itself in mourning once more, with a equally influential younger, troubled artist taken earlier than his prime when XXXTentacion was shot in South Florida, the place he hails from. While the 2 late artists by no means knew one another, they each had one factor in widespread: music with ILoveMakonnen. Now, Peep and XXX have been posthumously linked on a brand new collaboration referred to as “Falling Down.”
One month in the past, Makonnen shared a snippet of the collaborative challenge on social media with the caption, “I’m honoured to have co-written this tune that X was impressed to be part of, shortly earlier than he died. Peep and I all the time believed that music heals and brings folks collectively in a approach nothing else can. When I heard X’s recording, speaking about my pricey pal Peep I couldn’t wait any longer to share this.”
Makonnen reveals he co-wrote a tune with Lil Peep previous to his dying, which he later confirmed to XXX. The slain rapper is even on file earlier than he died as remarking on Lil Peep’s work saying, “If I’d have recognized he was so cool, I’d’ve fucked with him sooner. It’s unlucky as a result of when folks die, that’s if you… as a result of the regret sort of makes you test them out. It was like if would’ve watched interviews sooner, we had been so alike. And it sort of bothers me.” Despite by no means assembly in life nor being alive immediately to share their work collectively, XXXTentacion and Lil Peep nonetheless managed to search out each other for “Falling Down,” making for a bittersweet, reflective second in hip-hop after an in any other case troubling yr.
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