An emerging rapper from New York, Lil Peep (real name: Gustav Åhr) originally rose to fame on Soundcloud and Youtube. A fan of the hip hop genre since he was young, he began recording his own material in his mid to late teens. In 2015, he dropped his debut mixtape, Lil Peep Part One– a project that went on to garner a few thousand streams within the first week. Later that same year, he released his first EP, Feelz.
Since then, the emcee has come out with three additional mixtapes, five extended plays, and a studio album. A rising talent, Lil Peep is perhaps best known for his hit songs, The Way I See Things, Benz Truck, and White Wine. Combined, the tracks have been viewed over four million times on Youtube. As of 2017, he has over 259,000 fans on the video-streaming site alone.
How successful has his music career been so far? How wealthy is the 20-year-old artist? According to various sources, Lil Peep currently has an estimated net worth of $100,000. Where did this money come from? Aside from his music releases, what else does he have going for him? Let’s take a look.
Lil Peep’s Net Worth 2018 – $100,000
How did Lil Peep Make His Money and Wealth?
Born on November 1, 1996 in Long Island, New York, Lil Peep (Real Name: Gustav Air) is of Swedish descent on his father’s side and German and Irish descent on his mother’s side. a “creative misfit”, he spent much of his high school days alone. Eventually dropping out of Long Beach High School, he enrolled in an online program from which he later obtained his diploma.
As a teen, much of his time was spent inside his room- whether he was listening to rap or surfing the web. At one point, he even went through a period of depression where he struggled with suicidal thoughts. Fortunately, Lil Peep had the internet to rely on and was able to pull himself out of the spiral with the help of the underground rap circuit. In his words, “it [had] actually saved his life.”
Inspired by his favourite artists, he eventually began to sing and rap towards the end of 2015. As he put it, he was simply “trying to make something that sounded good” while “playing Skyrim.” Realizing that music-making was something that came easy to him, he soon started to create his own songs- a process that allegedly only took five minutes.
In December 2015, the rapper released his debut mixtape titled, Lil Peep Part One. Made available as a digital download, the project contained eleven original tracks including Nothing to U, The Way I See Thing, High School, Shame on U, Wanna, Be, Ghost Boy, and Five Degrees. Since it was uploaded onto Soundcloud a few months ago, the tape has been played hundreds of thousands of times- the most popular title being that of Five Degrees with over 110,000 streams.
Soon afterwards, Lil Peep followed up with his second mixtape, Live Forever. Produced by the likes of Hector Vape, Fleance, Willie G, MysticPhonk, and Paul, it gave rise to ten tracks including Give U the Moon, Pick Me Up, Nuts, Haunt U, Live Forever, Haunt U, and Mirror Mirror. New to the project, it also featured a couple of guest appearances from rising artists Yung Goth and Lil Skin. The seventh track off the tape, Live Forever has since been streamed over 650,000 times on Youtube.
Then in June 2016, he released his third tape, Crybaby. A considerable success, Lil Peep enlisted the help of Charlie Shuffler, Jayyeah, Horse Head, Lederrick, among others for its production. Dropped online, eleven new titles were introduced including White Tee w/ Yung Bruh, Skyscrapers, Big City Blues, Ghost Girl, Absolute in Doubt, and Lil Jeep. The most popular track, Crybaby as already racked up over 700,000 hits on Youtube.
Later that fall, he dropped his second mixtape of the year, Hellboy. Responsible for his initial rise to fame, it ultimately drove him into the spotlight. Its title a reference to the animated film, Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron, it featured a few guest appearances from artists such as Horsehead, KirbLaGoop, and Lil Tracy. Some of the titles include The Song They Played (When I Crashed into the Wall), Red Drop Shawty, Cobain, Drive By, and Walk Away as the Door Slams.
On a roll, he later came out with the extended play, Vertigo. A four-track project, the playlist boasted the production efforts of John Mello, and Hector Vape. Released as a digital download, it gave rise to the tracks, Come Around, M.O.S. [Battery Full], Drugz, and Shiver. As of 2017, the most popular title Come Around has amassed over 204,000 streams.
Since then, he has released three additional EPs, California Girls (with Nedarb Nagrom), Castles (with Lil Tracy), and Teen Romance.
Most recently this April, Lil Peep delivered his debut album, Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1 on August 15, 2017. Produced by IVIVIVI and Smokeasac, the self-released project came with seven tracks including The Brightside, Better Off (Dying), Save That Shit, Awful Things, Benz Truck, and U Said. Though reviews are mixed, it managed to reach number 56 on the Czech Albums chart.
Obviously, a portion of his earnings come from the above mentioned releases- having said that, that’s not all that he has going for him. For one thing, Lil Peep has hit up the stage multiple times for concerts and performances. Just last year, the rapper put on well over a dozen shows from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City.
As far as 2017 dates go, he has already performed at over a dozen different cities this year. For his first worldwide tour (which kicked off this March), Lil Peep has entertained crowds in Russia, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, among many other countries.
Interested in seeing him perform live up on stage? You’ll be happy to know that his tour will be continuing into the fall until mid November. More specifically, it will continue until November 16, 2017, where it is scheduled to wrap up at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California.
Another source of income for the New Yorker is his Youtube channel. Like most artists, Lil Peep has his own page, where he’s already amassed over 259,000 subscribers with more than 40 million views. Assuming that the rapper has partnered up with google, he’d earn upwards of $5 per 1,000 views for displaying ads on his videos. Given that, he would have earned at least $30,000 so far from the site.
As of September 2017, his most popular upload, the music video for Benz Truck has been viewed over 8.7 million times. Some of his other top videos include the MVs for White Wine, Awful Things, Witchblades, Gym Glass, and The Brightside.
For those who’d like to support the rapper, he has released a collection of merchandise, all of which are available here. Unfortunately, the items seem to be out of stock at the moment.
Re-iterating what’s already been said earlier, Lil Peep currently has an estimated net worth of $100,000. From what we’ve said above, it’s clear that he has more than one source of income, including what he makes from his record sales, concert shows, tours, merchandise, and advertisement earnings. Assuming that he continues to put out new material (which he most likely will), it’s not far fetched to say that his net worth will continue to climb in the near future.
Lil Peep’s Personal Life and FAQ
Is Lil Peep Married?
No, from what we can tell, the emcee is not married. As far as his sexuality goes, Lil Peep recently came out as bisexual to fans via Twitter this past August.
There have been some rumours of him being in a relationship with fellow artist ILoveMakonnen, but this has not been confirmed.
Does Lil Peep Have Any Children?
No, Lil Peep does not have any children that we know of.
Did Lil Peep Go to College?
No, Lil Peep did not go to college. In fact, he earned his high school diploma from an online program that had a slack requirement of just one essay per week. Word has it that he didn’t even write some of them- his mother did!
Where Did Lil Peep Get His Stage Name From?
According to an interview, the rapper’s stage name comes from his mother, who has been calling him “peep” since he was a young child. As far as the stylization of his moniker goes, he allegedly got it from RiFF RAFF.
His real birth name is Gustav Åhr.
Where Does Lil Peep Live? Pictures of Lil Peep’s House
As mentioned earlier, Lil Peep is based out of Long Island, New York. Unfortunately, we do not have any further details nor photos of his location at this time.
What Kind of Vehicle Does Lil Peep Drive?
Information on Lil Peep’s car is currently unavailable.
Lil Peep’s Career Achievements
Since he made his debut in 2015, the 20-year-old rapper has come out with over half a dozen records from mixtapes and extended plays, to his most recent debut album, Albums.
This year, Lil Peep’s growing popularity has also allowed him to embark on a worldwide concert tour (in support of his debut album, Come When You’re Sober Pt. 1). Kicked off this past spring, it will be continuing well into the fall- for more information, be sure to check out his official website.
With over a million fans worldwide, his music career over the past two years has been successful to say the very least.
Lil Peep and his Substance Abuse
A self-proclaimed “productive junkie”, Lil Peep is known for his substance abuse, particularly his addictions to xanax, heroin, and cocaine. In fact, he frequently makes reference to this in his song lyrics and social media posts.
How Much Did Lil Peep Make Last Year?
Unfortunately, we do not have any information on Lil Peep’s 2016 earnings at this time.
In terms of recent releases, the rapper dropped two titles this year- the album, Come Over When You’re Sober and the EP, Castles II, the latter of which is a collab with Lil Tracy.
Aside from that, he recently created a buzz online after coming out as bisexual on Twitter. Since then, it’s rumoured that he’s started to go out with fellow artist iLoveMakonnen, though this has not been confirmed.