Smashing Pumpkins bandleader Billy Corgan recently compared the late rapper Lil Peep to Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. And it's not the first time Corgan has held up Peep as a musical archetype.
Both artists were leaders among their respective genres — Peep for emo-indebted rap, Cobain for grunge — and both died early, near the peaks of their careers. Lil Peep, whose real name was Gustav Elijah Ahr, died at 21 from an accidental overdose in 2017. Cobain, 27, died from suicide in 1994.