He was and is EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING

Lil Peep's second posthumous album

Elizabeth Humphreys, A&E Editor

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The day before rapper Lil Peep’s tragic overdose in 2017, he shared with his Instagram followers that he “just [wanted to] be everybody’s everything.” Due to this message, his second posthumous album takes the name EVERYBODY’s EVERYTHING. Following Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2, EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING proves to not disappoint fans. 

With 19 tracks, some new, some old, my personal new release favorites include “Liar,” “Fangirl,” and “Text Me.” 

The beautiful ballard “Text Me” was dedicated to one of Peep’s former girlfriends, Emma Harris, who became depressed as Peep focused all his attention on his music and none on her. He noted that she would always cry, “How could you forget me,” and made it the chorus. 

Shortly before this album, Peep’s team provided fans with a sneak peak of 3 tracks that would soon be included in EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING, called “When I Lie,” “Belgium,” and “Moving On.” They were put into a miniature album, GOTH ANGEL SINNER.   

Though I greatly enjoyed all of these songs, I found “Moving On” particularly interesting. At first listen, the lyrics sound as though Peep is singing about lost love that he keeps having to move on from, while him and the other keep making up, and then having to move on again in a toxic cycle. However, with a further look, I began to realize that what Peep is actually referencing is his addiction to drugs.

“I’m kissin’ styrofoam/ Who know what I be on? That’s what I be on/ She know what I be on/ Who know what I be on?/ That’s what I be on, baby, move along/ I keep movin’ on/ I keep movin’ on/ We keep makin’ up, I keep movin’ on/ We keep makin’ up/ I keep movin’ on/ We keep making up, I can’t make it up/ Somebody wake me up, yeah,” he wrote.

My theory can only be confirmed by the lyric “styrofoam” which indicates the cup in which Peep would drink the popular drug Codeine. 

An intriguing newfound documentary on Peep’s short life takes the name of EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING as well. Overall, the movie and the album produced is at par with, or one could say even better than Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 2.

Rating: A

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