Marshmello Drops Lil Peep Posthumous Collab ‘Spotlight’
Marshmello’s collaboration with late-rapper Lil Peep has arrived.
The track titled “Spotlight” is the first posthumous release from the artist since he died from an apparent drug overdose. A posthumous video for the track “Save That Sh*t” was released last month. The producer and the emerging rapper started working on the somber bob just a few weeks before his passing. An autopsy report showed Lil Peep exposed himself to a fatal dose of Fentanyl, an opiate that is very deadly when taken in part with heroin or other controlled substances.
The producer-DJ says he wasn’t sure whether he’d ever release the track, but Peep’s mother specifically asked that her son’s music be shared with the world.
“Peep brought an excitement to music that was unparalleled to anybody I’ve ever met,” Marshmello said of the track. We started an idea together, that unfortunately we were never able to officially finish together. When I listen to this track now I get chills wishing he could hear it. This record is dedicated to Peep’s mother, family, friends and his fans. Gus will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for.”
Listen to the collaboration up top.
This story was originally posted on Billboard.