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    Genre-Bending Emo Rapper Lil Peep Dead at 21

    He had just started. The YouTube sensation, born Gustav Åhr, has died of a suspected drug overdose. The Long Island native was a rising star in the indie scene where he blended early 2000’s emo with modern hip-hop and EDM. Åhr’s drug use was no secret: Hours before his death he posted on Instagram about taking six Xanax. His manager responded to the news, tweeting, “I’ve been expecting this call for a year.” Rapper Post Malone said Åhr’s music had “changed the world and it’ll never be the same.”

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