When the information of 21-year-old rapper Lil Peep’s dying reached the general public again in November 2017, dozens of artists who had labored with and admired the up-and-coming rap-emo-fusion artist expressed their dismay on the demise of such a younger expertise. “I’m by no means gonna be okay,” wrote buddy and collaborator iLoveMakonnen. “I’ll at all times love u, we turned greatest pals and made a few of the greatest music I've ever been aside of.”
Now, Makonnen is paying tribute as soon as once more to his late buddy the easiest way he is aware of how — with a posthumous collaboration. “I’ve Been Waiting,” the brand new monitor that includes Peep and Makonnen, additionally options one of many late rapper’s biggest influences on his music: pop-punk legends Fall Out Boy.
The dance-ready monitor follows the lovesick artists as they rap and sing about an addictive love affair that they simply can’t get sufficient of. “Break my coronary heart however don't inform me I'm not doin' positive/ 'Cause I'll do it positive/ Let me go, I'm spendin' time/ Not doin' positive however I'll do it positive,” Peep sings on the track.
In an interview with XXLjournal in May 2017, Peep cited each Makonnen and Fall Out Boy as two of his favourite artists. “One of my favourite hip-hop artists is Makonnen,” he mentioned. “One of my favourite bands is Fall Out Boy. You put these two collectively and that’s Lil Peep.”
In a press release launched with the brand new monitor, Makonnen mentioned he needed to make a track that his late buddy would have been extraordinarily proud to be part of. “All the songs that Peep and I've labored on are particular to me,” the 29-year-old rapper mentioned. “I knew including his heroes Fall Out Boy to ‘I've Been Waiting' can be a tribute to my buddy and collaborator that I may really feel happy with.”
This track marks Makonnen’s second launched collaboration with Lil Peep. On the late rapper’s posthumous album Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2, the 2 collaborated on the album’s last monitor, “Sunlight on Your Skin," an early model of the younger rapper's later hit track "Falling Down."
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