When describing his unique and ultimately genre-defining sound in a 2017 interview with XXL for the publication's The Break series, Lil Peep named two specific artists as key influences: Makonnen and Fall Out Boy.
"I grew up listening to a lot of emo music, a lot of rock music, a lot of rap music, a lot of trap music, funk, everything," Peep said at the time. "One of my favorite hip-hop artists is Makonnen. One of my favorite bands is Fall Out Boy. You put those two together and that's Lil Peep."
Now, the late emo rap pioneer has a collab with both. Stream "I've Been Waiting," a song off Makonnen and Peep's previously revealed collab project, below.
Makonnen and FOB bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz joined Zane Lowe Thursday when premiering the latest posthumous Peep release, described by Makonnen as a "dream collaboration" for all involved. "We'd connected a little bit," Wentz said of Peep, whose first posthumous album—the critically acclaimed Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2—opened at No. 4 back in November. "I don't wanna oversell. We talked on Instagram and stuff, and I was a big fan."
In a statement to Complex Thursday, Makonnen said he felt that adding Peep's "heroes" to the song would be a great tribute to his late friend and collaborator. "When I called Pete he immediately said yes, and it came together very quickly," Makonnen added. "I'm really excited to share this with the fans."
Makonnen also spoke with Complex this week about the new track and much more. You can find that here.