How Lil Peep, Lil Uzi Vert, and Trippie Redd Are Bringing Back Emo | Genius News

How Lil Peep, Lil Uzi Vert, and Trippie Redd Are Bringing Back Emo | Genius News


[JACQUES] Long Island rapper Lil Peep is bridging the gap between early 2000’s Emo rock and the feels gripping mainstream Hip-Hop today. The sounds on Peep’s debut album, ‘Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1,’ take influences from the trap beats of Metro Boomin… And the lyrical raw teenage angst of emo bands like Taking Back Sunday To create what people are calling ‘emo rap’ Peep isn’t the only rapper putting their inner pain on wax today – Lil Uzi Vert’s “Xo Tour Llif3” dealt with the loss of
his girlfriend Brittany. Young Thug’s ‘Beautiful Thugger Girl’ was full of emotion, Future’s “HNDRXX,“ one of his most vulnerable bodies of work, topped the charts and Trippie Redd’s “Love Scars” contains the tortured heartbreaking angst that was a staple of emo rock. However, what makes Lil Peep’s music unique is his ability to effortlessly straddle both worlds of emo rock and hip hop; leading critics to place him at the forefront
of the new wave of ‘emo rap’. Peep himself does not necessarily want to hold this title but he does own that he’s influenced by emo rock bands. In an interview with Pitchfork he said quote. [JACQUES] Emo, or emotive hardcore, is a subgenre
of rock music that first began in the late 80’s with bands like Embrace and Rites of Spring. Their songs were filled with emotionally vulnerable
lyrics. [JACQUES] The sub-genre had its heyday in the early to mid 2000’s when bands like Dashboard Confessional, Panic! At the Disco, Paramore and others delivered music that evoked teen angst, heartbreak and tortured anxiety in a visceral way. Linkin Park was one of the most popular bands to combine emo rock with rap through the voice of the late Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda. Emo fell out of vogue towards the end of the decade but at around this time rappers like Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Drake
began putting their own heartbreak on wax letting their feels kick in the door of mainstream
hip-hop. While Kanye took emotive rap to the mainstream, It had already been a staple of the underground for years. Lil Peep began making waves on Soundcloud with his 2016 mixtape releases ‘crybaby’
and ‘Hellboy’. His early music borrowed heavily from the
emo rock bands he cites as influences. Lil Peep is one of the latest entries in the long line of rap and rock crossover but this merging of emo and trap surely stands out. However what is yet to be seen is whether this sub-genre is here to stay or will peter out the way emo rock did in the
late 2000s. I’m Jacques Morel with Genius News bringing you the meaning and knowledge behind the music. Peace!

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    Alex

    the sad thing is that lil tracy isnt mentioned yung bruh did this years i repeat years before anyone here did this and he will never get the credit for it, genius isnt one to report on underground discography ig

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    MK912

    Why are we giving these fools attention??? Anybody can be a rapper today I see….. what happened to actually having to have talent to make music????

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    praise jesus

    Damn, first genius video on him, just months before passing.
    He was just starting to go mainstream.
    If someone that cared would have been with him that day maybe, just maybe would he still be with us.

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    FBIQ- -GameZ

    Listen you can all say x is king but in my opinion lil
    Uzi WRECKS everyone else BUT we can agree on one thing……Eminem is the goat

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    Adel Hajdarovic

    They gone miss me when I dead, I lay my head and rest in peace, I've been praying to the sky, I don't even know why yea.

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    Lord Chanka

    hey the only way rock is going to be back on the top charts mix with other genres its pretty cool i like emo rap seems pretty cool and sounds nice

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    Collin gambill_1200163

    Nah lil peep, Tracy, Wicca, mackned pretty much all of GBC, xxtentacion, lil lotus, Juice wrld, and some trippie redd helped evolve emo rap. I feel like peep and GBC was like a emo rock type of sound. X’s style was emo but like lofi and melodic. And that’s why he’s the goat cuz it’s different type of emo. Is like emo rock but leans more towards the hip hop side.

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    Dannia Ramirez

    I predict that the emo culture will become more relevant this decade since my chemical romance is back together

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    Joe Fineddes

    LIL MAX (AXEL) is an unknown SoundCloud artist a song "alone" viral in 2015. With a different name. Your account has been deactivated since your last 2017 album.

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    Rene Elizarraras

    Linkin park was never part of the “emo” sub genre. They were more part of “nu Metal” subgenre if anything.

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