XXXTentacion And Lil Peep Connect On Posthumous Collab "Falling Down"

“It's unfortunate because it's like, yo, when people die, that's when you're there, you know."

XXXTentacion and Lil Peep may no longer be with us, but the two are still releasing music for their fans. The late rappers recently connected on their posthumous collaboration, “Falling Down,” which was released on Wednesday (Sept. 19).

The 3-minute single seems to take inspiration from the pop-rock genre. Lil Peep comes in on the first verse with soft vocals. XXXTentacion then chimes in on the chorus before reciting a couple lines about death on the interlude. “It's unfortunate because it's like, yo, when people die, that's when you're there, you know,” X says.

The track was reportedly co-written by Makonnen, whom was believed to be working with Peep on a full-length album before his death in 2017. Ahead of the track’s release, Makonnen penned a lengthy message on Instagram about his friendship with Peep. “He used that medium to express emotions and ideas both powerfully and neatly,” he wrote. “He combined that craft (and I say craft because it was something that he worked on and thought about) with music.”

As previously reported, Lil Peep died in Nov. 2017 of a drug overdose. XXXTentacion was killed in June 2018 while leaving a motorsports store. Listen to “Fallen Down” here.

 

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"Writing well involves learning to attend to the craft of writing." "Poems can do more than rhyme...poems can say things, big important things, about our lives...the key is in learning how to learn to write from writers...But how is this done? How does a writer learn to write from other writers?" Katie Wood Ray Wondrous Words, (pp. 10, and 16) When writers seek to learn intentionally from other writers, they deliberately examine that writer's work to learn ways they themselves can grow.  They try things out in their own work.  They borrow ideas. They study style, words, punctuation. Writers who take themselves and their craft seriously often study the work of their peers. Gus was a hard-working, talented, and passionate young poet.  He used that medium to express emotions and ideas both powerfully and neatly.  He combined that craft (and I say craft because it was something that he worked on and thought about) with music.  In the process of creating songs that he found satisfying, and that made him proud, Gus borrowed from the work of other musicians. Like any artist, Gus was not pleased with everything he produced.  But he produced so much that enough of his work was at the same time so powerful, evocative, and soothing that others sought to learn from him--just as he had learned by studying both literature and music of others.  Creation happens in a context.  We don't produce, or invent things in a vacuum.  While we may work alone, our work is social because we pay attention to the work of other people. Other people have sought to emulate and learn from Gus, just like he payed attention to, and was influenced by the work of others.

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Beyoncé sent Megan flowers to congratulate her on their #1 with Savage Remix 🥺💕 pic.twitter.com/Q1bWwFm9LC

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