Lil Peep
Feelz


2.5
average

Review

by ian b. mk iii USER (3 Reviews)
June 26th, 2019 | 20 replies


Release Date: 12/20/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Part 1: An atypical EP, as Lil Peep’s first officially released project with SchemaPosse, that comes out more a mixed bag than anything definitive.

When Lil Peep first joined SchemaPosse, he was practically a noname. His only songs that were actually circulating around at the time were “Star Shopping” and “Praying to the Sky,” mostly through some underground emo DIY circles, which is where I found him initially, and there were only less than a thousand plays on his collaborative mixtapes released beforehand. So to say the least, he hadn’t really found his place in this time period, as LiL PEEP: Part One had been recorded before he joined Schemaposse, but wasn’t officially released until he became a member. Other, mostly Memphis-inspired members, including Ghostemane and JGRXXN, were generating way more noise at the time for the group, leaving Peep more so in the background. So Lil Peep’s first project recorded as a member of Schemaposse, Feelz is by no means a horrible project, but because of these circumstances, it comes off as an awkward and incohesive one in hindsight.

But to somewhat contradict that, there’s almost nothing actually wrong with most of the production here, other than it being a bit tepid on “Life,” but the great production is predominantly because of two of these beats were produced by TeamSESH’s own drip-133. Plus, “Life” isn’t even that bad of a song at all, it’s just the minimalism of the beat can be a turn-off for some, and the same consistent rhyme scheme wears on after repeated listens, but closes off with some of Peep’s best lyrics on the project. The other drip-133 produced song, opener “Toxic City,” is also a solid track, besides the lyrically uninspired verse — but the chorus, flows, and atmosphere that the track holds are absolutely the highlight of this project in every aspect. Though, the title track “Feelz,” is by far the worst solo song Peep had ever put out (at least during this time period). This is mainly due to the crammed, mostly spoken vocal melodies, paired with the juxtaposingly hedonistic lyrics, and a smooth, silky beat from producer Terio that sounds like it could be from an 80’s R&B song to top it off. But factoring all of these random nuts and bolts together, makes every aspect all so uncomplimentary to each other, that it genuinely comes off as an absolute mess of a track.

So while Feelz wasn’t the best project Peep ever released, it definitely gives perspective on how he was trying to find his sound early on, along with what stuck and what didn’t. “Toxic City” is a great opener, and “Life” is a decent closer, but since there’s only 3 tracks here, with having such an awkwardly executed and out of place song like the title track in the middle, really does drag the project down, at least from an enjoyability perspective. The drip-133 produced songs are easily the highlights, and Lil Peep definitely has some lyrical moments that shine here a lot more than some of his later writings, making Feelz a decent introduction to the underground for Peep, but far from the quality of what would he would later go on to do with some of his later projects’ experimentation.

2.75/5

”they’ll kill your brother and tell you he’s a criminal, and they’ll fuckin’ kill you too, so you better not get physical / welcome to America, that type of shit is typical / isn’t life beautiful" i think that life is beautiful” - “life”

”so it seems every time that i die, i wake up / when it’s time to meet my maker, i’ll be ready for ‘em” - “Toxic City”


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ianbisntdeadyet
June 26th 2019


194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i'm not doing these chronologically, since Hellboy is what won the poll i made for the next review, but i thought i'd do a write up for this short lil [pe]ep. any and all criticism is appreciated!

Digging: Jeromes Dream - LP

Relinquished
June 26th 2019


40444 Comments


ianbisntdeadyet

butlilpeepis

ianbisntdeadyet
June 26th 2019


194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol goteeem https://me.me/i/thats-not-funny-bro-ist-lil-peep-diedubro-its-not-b53f34f8ac8549d0aa97fc4c5e2b273e

Relinquished
June 26th 2019


40444 Comments


lil gone-to-sleep

Relinquished
June 26th 2019


40444 Comments


lil RIP forreal

ianbisntdeadyet
June 26th 2019


194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

g shit though all jokes aside R.I.P.

Papa Universe
June 26th 2019


22234 Comments


lil POS

ianbisntdeadyet
June 26th 2019


194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

interested to see how you're gonna keep this goin uni hahah thank you as always man

Papa Universe
June 26th 2019


22234 Comments


you underestimate the power of my dad jokes, youthling

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2019


24903 Comments


oh so thats how ghostemane and peep met? sic, hyped for ghostemane rn he's killin it

dctarga
June 26th 2019


1614 Comments


where my bad crabs at tho?

Nice review ian

ButtBoy
June 26th 2019


3801 Comments


some of my buddies saw ghostemane last week

wish I could get into him, somethin just doesnt click for me

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2019


2810 Comments


Nice review
Ghostmane suuuuuuuuuuuucks

Digging: Chief Keef - Almighty So

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2019


2810 Comments


oops double comment

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 26th 2019


24903 Comments


Ghostemane's newest EP is prob my fav release of 2019 so far

ianbisntdeadyet
June 26th 2019


194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

ghostemane sucks [2], at least sometimes. but he reeks of so much potential, so i'm always gonna listen in to his projects. seeing him as a live experience is much more invigorating than listening to him alone in your room, but like i said, Ghostemane definitely has potential beyond what he has already reached imho.

ianbisntdeadyet
June 26th 2019


194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

also @dctarga i got a discord server invite if you want another bad crab channel, i'll dedicate it to u ;')

BlushfulHippocrene
Staff Reviewer
June 26th 2019


2923 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Wait, so this was recorded after Part One? That might be my favourite Peep, and this my least.

ianbisntdeadyet
June 26th 2019


194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

yeah it was! but it was released in the same week as Part One through Schemaposse, but was his first recorded project as a member, hence the odd stylistic choices/experimentations

ianbisntdeadyet
June 28th 2019


194 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

also dctarga do you still use discord? lmao i got some hedonistic crabs for ya



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