19-year-old genre-warping musician Juice WRLD established himself as a Chicago-area native who shunned major streaming services and built a massive following on Soundcloud. Jarad A. Higgins (born December 2, 1998), better known by his stage name Juice Wrld (pronounced as “Juice World”), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his singles “All Girls Are the Same”, “Lucid Dreams”, and “Bandit”.
He went from unknown Illinois teen to Billboard-topping emo-rap icon in under a year, and his introspective, genre-mashing music draws on both Nirvana and Migos, offering up admirably honest rhymes about mental health, drugs and heartbreak. 20-year-old Juice WRLD, a self-proclaimed old soul”, tells Jordan Bassett about his love of mid-noughties emo, his relationship with XXXTentacion, getting sued by Sting and disastrous shows with Nicki Minaj. PHOTOS: Andy Ford.
With major chart hits and sold-out shows worldwide at such a young age, Juice WRLD is an unstoppable force on the music scene with a long career ahead of him.
LAVIGNE: I feel like my music is better the more vulnerable it is. And I think that it also helps me. I wrote the single I just put out, Head Above Water, ” about almost dying. I was in bed and fighting for my life, and the response I got from my fans was moving and touching. It’s gratifying as an artist to be able to go through something in your life and to turn it around and to make it into a song, because not only do you encourage yourself, you help other people.
Even though it’s his most famous work to date, “Lucid Dreams” has been bittersweet for Juice, as the song contains a rework of Sting ‘s 1993 “Shape of My Heart,” and the English bassist owns 85% of the record’s profit-share. The breakup anthem was also snubbed from Grammy consideration, failing to notch Juice WRLD his first nomination.
Bandit” is the first collaboration between Juice WRLD and Louisiana rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Juice describes his experiences with MDMA and boasts about his relationship with a bad girl” who is a notorious heartbreaker. Meanwhile, YoungBoy discusses his hood origins and marksmanship with weapons.
Prior to hitting the radar in the music industry, Juice WRLD’s first performed and released music under the name JuiceTheKidd, which was inspired in part by his admiration for Tupac Shakur and his performance in the movie Juice He eventually settled on the name Juice WRLD around 2017.
Near the end of the night, Juice WRLD conducted an informal poll, asking fans packed inside the Eagles Ballroom if his music ever helped them through a day of depression and anxiety.
Although the song originally leaked online in June of 2018, with unfinished mastering and a missing verse, snippets from December of 2018 and February of 2019 also surfaced, leading to theories that it was a throwaway from Juice’s sophomore album, Death Race for Love , released in March 2019.
The starry SIDEPCE production allows listeners to drift into an alternate dimension with a beat that’s reminiscent of Drake’s “Lust for Life,” from his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone. “Moonlight” is a fan favorite, but the 2017 Juice WRLD 9 9 9 EP cut that helped him build SoundCloud acclaim has yet to arrive on streaming services.
This sorrowful track served as Juice WRLD’s introduction to the mainstream in the early part of 2018. The Nick Mira-produced lullaby swiftly picked up steam and was a certified top 40 hit by May. Juice ingratiates himself to new fans by showing a more vulnerable side when trying to put another heartbreak in his rearview. Just over a year ago, Lyrical Lemonade uploaded the track’s visual, which now boasts a cool 90 million views.
After collaborating with Future on the mixtape Wrld on Drugs, which was released later that year and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, Juice Wrld released his second album, Death Race for Love, in 2019. It was preceded by the singles “Robbery” and “Hear Me Calling”, with the former making its debut at number 27 on the Hot 100. Death Race for Love debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and enjoyed generally positive critical reception.
In less than a year, Juice WRLD travelled from unknown Illinois teenager to emo-rap icon who, two nights before we meet, supported Nicki Minaj at London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena.
Currently, he has plans to perform in several cities. If you live in Fontana, California, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you can enjoy his music. Juice WRLD has plans for 10 events this year.
Juice WRLD gives the audience the hits they want to hear, but he has a creative approach to every concert. Before he takes the stage, Juice WRLD will usually include other performers in his concert. The experience of the music includes stage effects, and he includes the audience in his performance. The concerts often combine music from multiple artists. Although Juice WRLD will give the crowd most of the entertainment, he includes collaborations from his selection. The visual display of the show will often include smoke and lights. Often, Juice WRLD will use songs in concert before releasing them. The concerts give fans a chance to listen to his songs before anyone else.
In high school, Juice WRLD — born Jarad Higgins — was a bad student with an active imagination (and a passion for Percy Jackson’s fantasy novels). He began posting songs to SoundCloud that he’d recorded on his cellphone in his sophomore year, as much a fan of Future, Soulja Boy and Tyler, the Creator, as of pop-punk and melodic hard-core bands like Escape the Fate, Bullet for My Valentine and Panic! at the Disco. Those influences shine through in his vocal approach, which relies heavily on the confident moping of that generation of rock-band frontmen. And unlike some of his generational peers, for whom rapping in the classical sense is an afterthought, Juice WRLD is a strong lyricist. On a visit to Tim Westwood’s influential British radio show last month, he freestyled for more than an hour.
Rising artist Juice WRLD, whose hit Lucid Dreams” hit the top of the hip hop and pop charts and launched his career, will perform at 2 p.m. Friday, August 30 on Chevy Court as part of the Chevrolet Music Festival. Concerts on Chevy Court and the Experience Stage are sponsored by Chevrolet and are free with admission to the Fair.
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A mere six months later, Juice WRLD released another EP. Nothings Different featured the single ‘All Girls Are the Same’, which was given a coveted Best New Music mention in Pitchfork among other critical acclaim. The song established Juice WRLD as a major player on the music scene, along with the following single ‘Lucid Dreams’. Both tracks charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and built hype for the artist’s debut studio album. Released May 2018, Goodbye & Good Riddance cracked the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 200.
Following the release of his new single Robbery” and accompanying Cole Bennett video, Chicago artist Juice WRLD has announced his upcoming North American tour.
Richmond Raceway (Richmond) and AEG Presents announce Juice WRLD will take the stage of Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Juice WRLD will be promoting his new album, A Deathrace for Love, which will be released on March 8.
Juice wrote the song in 20 minutes, and now hates it. With a passion,” he says. P-A-S-S-ion. It’s getting tired to me. I still play it, but I’m glad I dropped the album.” Sting told Billboard he considers the remake beautiful” while the original song’s co-writer Dominic Miller called it the most intelligent version of that riff that I’ve ever heard” and concluded, it’s done in a very beautiful way”. Still, Sting joked that the royalties from the sample will put his grandkids through college” and ultimately sued for a reported 85% share of its earnings.
It’s the kind of relatable revelation that’s found across much of Juice WRLD’s music and which makes his mucic so meaningful. That, more than anything else, is why Juice WRLD is one of rap’s fastest-rising stars.
One listen of “Lean Wit Me” and you start thinking maybe Juice can get behind that sentiment, too. Watch Juice WRLD’s performance of “Lean Wit Me” above.
Although he first went by Juice the Kid, he eventually settled on Juice Wrld, dropping the ” from world” because someone else already had Juice World” as a Twitter name.
Chicago-area hip-hop musician Juice WRLD delivers introspective lyrics atop melodic production, echoing Travis Scott and Post Malone. Born Jarad Higgins in 1998, the Calumet Park artist grew up playing piano, drums, and guitar, turning to rap freestyling in high school. Influenced by rock music and Chicago drill from Lil Durk and Chief Keef, Higgins began recording as Juice TheKidd, a moniker derived from his haircut, which resembled 2Pac’s in the film Juice.
In the past couple years, Lil Peep and the controversial XXXTentatcion were on the front lines of a surging new wave of emo rap. Peep died from a drug overdose in 2017, XXX was shot and killed in 2018, and Juice WRLD is carrying the torch.
Juice WRLD’s rise in the world of music comes from his unique approach to creating hits. The Sound Cloud music scene gives people plenty of quality work, but his versatility is rare. Juice WRLD is an example of the artists coming out of the Chicago scene. His lyrics reflect his background, but he finds fans outside of Chicago rap. “Lucid Dream” gave him his first taste of success, and his album sales show his potential for a long career. Other artists are taking inspiration from Juice WRLD, and the influence is changing Sound Cloud music.
19-year-old genre-warping musician Juice WRLD established himself as a Chicago-area native who shunned major streaming services and built a massive following on Soundcloud. Within weeks of debuting a video for smash hit “All Girls Are The Same” in February – the single received “Best New Track” feature on Pitchfork – Juice landed a record deal with Interscope Records.
Since bursting onto the scene, Juice WRLD has collaborated with some of the biggest stars in music, including Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, and Future. The track “Wasted” from Juice WRLD’s first album, featuring Lil Uzi Vert, was another hit on the Billboard charts.
The rapper first gained major popularity from his 2017-released track All Girls Are The Same,” which gained even more recognition when popular director Cole Bennett made a music video for it. He’s often compared to Post Malone for his similar sounding voice and style.
Circumstance 1: Geneva is a long way from Juice’s home in the South Side of Chicago. Circumstance 2: Juice is twenty, currently immersed in the spin-cycle vortex of a major international stadium rap tour, each city a night, each stage a blink. Circumstance 3: Juice has just undergone perhaps the most supernaturally rapid launch into popstardom of the twentieth-century, a catapult through hyperspace. It is difficult to overstate what it felt like to witness his rise in 2018, charted in real- time: he wasn’t there, and then There He Was, a real-life creation myth.