Lil Peep and Makonnen accomplished the primary fifteen of what can be twenty-one songs and would later be often called the album “Diamonds” in Los Angeles, precisely 6 years in the past in August of 2017.
Gus was completely thrilled about working with Makonnen. When he got here residence in August, he performed these songs for us—again and again. Gus was extremely pleased with these songs.
Whereas Gus was glad to be residence for his grandpa’s birthday, he couldn’t wait to get again to creating music with Makonnen. He knew there was extra music to make, and he knew he had restricted time because of his upcoming fall COWYS tour, so he organized his subsequent chunk of studio time so he might meet Makonnen in London, the place they made the final batch of songs.
All of us waited with anticipation for the discharge of this album. Then Gus handed away. I knew I needed to do every part I might to assist get this album launched—and launched the best way Gus and Makonnen had made it.
I’m very grateful to Makonnen not just for his endurance, grace, and fortitude, but in addition for the tenderness with which he re-assembled the unique “Diamonds Workforce” to softly put together the album for its launch. He did an incredible job—all of them did. Gus can be so proud to know that this album had come out. He can be grateful to his buddies for taking the time and care to do it good.