Terrence Malick, the director behind cult films like Badlands and The Tree of Life is executive producing a documentary on the late rapper Lil Peep — and it may come with a new soundtrack.
The New York Times reports that Malick, renowned director, producer and screenwriter, is a friend of the rapper’s family.
Posthumous music from Lil Peep, who died from an overdose in November 2017 at age 21, will be coming later this fall. Titled “Come Over When You’re Sober (Part Two),” the album — out Nov. 9 — is slated to be the sequel to Peep’s 2017 debut studio record.
There aren’t yet many details about Malick’s documentary, which was confirmed by a rep from Peep’s estate to Variety. The Times feature by Jon Caramanica also addresses the first controversy after Peep’s death. “Sunlight on Your Skin,” which the rapper made with ILoveMakonnen, was remade by late rapper XXXTentacion, who was killed in June.
The rappers had never met, but XXXTentacion, the Times reports, was a rapper “who touched the masses with his emotional lyrics but was accused of heinous crimes, including assault of a pregnant woman.” Lil Peep was reportedly wary of XXXTentacion because of the disturbing allegations, and Peep’s mom, Liza Womack, spoke about the song’s release.
She said that it wasn’t her choice to release the song, but she “relented” after speaking with XXXTentacion’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard.
Read the full feature at The New York Times, and listen to Lil Peep’s original track with Makonnen below: