If you’ve heard of 20-year-old dirtbag rapper Lil Peep, it may be because Pitchfork dubbed him “the future of emo.” If you’re among those who dispute that designation, you’ll be delighted to learn that the past of emo has a bone to pick with this guy. Responding to a Peep tweet about people illegally uploading his music to streaming services and profiting from it, Texas emo veterans Mineral alleged yesterday that “Hollywood Dreaming,” Peep’s collaboration with Gab3, samples Mineral’s song “Love Letter Typewriter” without permission.
— Mineral (@officialmineral) May 4, 2017
Gab3 replied that they were “just showing love” and the song is not for sale:
— gab3 (@gab3) May 5, 2017
We asked Mineral and Lil Peep for statements and will update if we hear back. Check out both songs below.
UPDATE: Mineral shared this statement about the unauthorized usage:
A ‘cute cover’ would probably mean listing credit to the original song or artist; ‘showing love’ would ideally involve showing a bit more respect. All in all, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯