JuiceWRLD is still alive

Almost two years have passed since the tragic death of rapper JuiceWRLD, who was originally recognized as Jarad Higgins, in his hometown of Chicago in 1998.

He was born in a conservative family, so his mother wouldn’t let him listen to punk and rock bands like Blink 182, Black Sabbath, and Nirvana, which is why he grew up listening to HipHop at the Disco.

In previous years, Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, who were considered major players in the rap genre, solidified their position as the pioneers of the “emo rap” genre. They filled a void in conventional rap/hip-hop music by relating to the struggles of depression. Their music depicted the harrowing details of their insecurities, fears, and anxieties, painting a vivid picture of the destructive and isolating nature of depression. They were able to connect with listeners who were also battling similar emotional storms, creating a sense of vulnerability and frankness that resonated deeply with their audience.

Earlier this year an AI model was trained on Juice’s Voice

JuiceWRLD, an emerging talent in various genres, revealed in an interview that his favorite rework of his original song “Lucid Dreams” was “Lucid Dreams” itself, which he composed using a guitar sample from Sting’s “Shape of My Heart.” He even called his secret weapon for success his use of guitar loops. Currently, his top songs, including “Lucid Dreams,” have accumulated a staggering 1.7 billion streams on Spotify. In 2017, JuiceWRLD joined the Internet collective “999” and released his first full-length EP titled “999” featuring the song “All Girls Are the Same.”

On December 22, 2019, he reluctantly agreed to go to rehab and hid how many pills he took in his juice, as convinced by his closest friends. He started to worry constantly about his health, fearing that he might cross a line, and his inner circle began to provide him with more drugs, despite his career rising.

He was only 21 years old. According to the official cause of death from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, his death was caused by an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine. Authorities received a tip that there were illegal guns and narcotics on the plane, so federal authorities swarmed the aircraft when it landed in Chicago in the early morning hours of December 8th.

For the time being, it can be stated with assurance that he continues to maintain his presence on the music charts, as he has two additional albums currently in progress. After the release of Fighting Demons, fans were treated to a special surprise in July 2020 with Legends Never Die, Juice WRLD’s initial album released posthumously, and once again in 2022. Reportedly, there are still more than 3000 unreleased tracks. Nevertheless, he continues to achieve chart-topping success with his new songs, even beyond the realm of the living.