The hip-hop community was rocked by 21-year-old rising star Lil Peep's untimely death on Wednesday. The young artist gained a cult-like following for his unflinching approach and candor throughout his records, and one artist who clung onto the "Awful Things" phenom was RiFF RAFF.
After hearing about Peep's passing, Raff spoke about their relationship on Twitter and even revealed the time when the two artists got matching tattoos. RAFF discussed this further with Billboard, ruminating about how the actual decision to get matching tats came about.
"[We were] backstage in Dallas, Texas, and passing around a bottle of Hennessy," he said. "[Lil Peep] had a tattoo artist there and he said I should get a tattoo. I said, 'What should I get?' He thought for maybe three seconds and said, 'A rice box.' Then, we sat there scrolling through Chinese letters on Google to see what would fit on both sides of the boxes on a small tat and we picked 'Ice Water' and those two symbols fit perfect. After I got out of the chain, he asked his stage manager, 'How long ''il I go on stage?' She said. '15 minutes.'"