Just seven months after the untimely death of the superstar rapper Juice Wrld, his estate dropped his first posthumous album titled “Legends Never Die” early Friday morning. The highly anticipated album which was announced early last week sent fans of all ages into a frenzy causing Spotify to temporarily crash as it earned over 73 million downloads in the first day. The biggest debut of any album in 2020.
All though Juice passed just 6 days after his 21st birthday back in December, the young artist established himself not only as a heavy weight in hip- hop but as a voice to a young generation struggling with identity, depression and mental health. Instead of following the stereotypical demeanor portrayed in rap culture of hiding your feelings and establishing a rough hard to break exterior of what it means to “be a man” juice raped about his emotions and in doing so related to millions of fans around the world. Instead of violence and being “hard” he exposed his vulnerabilities as he talked about depression, heartbreak, drug abuse, anxiety, love, and hope in his music. Mixed with his undeniable talent as a song writer and his ability to freestyle Juice became a legend at such a young age. In my opinion a mix of Kid Cudi and Lil Wayne would be an accurate representation of the late rapper.
“Legends Never Die” picks up where his previous two albums “Goodbye & Good Riddance” and “Death Race for Love” left off. If you’ve been following the rapper since “Lucid Dreams” the opening monologue in his first track Anxiety will leave you in a whirl wind of emotions.
“Before I get up out of here, I wanna tell you that you can do anything you put your mind to, period. As long as you work hard, give it your all and don’t listen to what anybody got to say, it’s your world, you can do what you want, on bro, period
Always remember that, I love every single last one of y’all” Says Juice as it feels like he is talking to us beyond the grave.
Fans around the globe were not shy expressing how they felt as tweets flooded the twitterverse in for support of the late rapper. Mixed with emotions they rejoiced for new music from Juice but grieved for the loss of an icon.
“Legends Never Die” consists of 21 tracks with star studded features such as Hasley, Marshmello, and Trippie Red. Some speculate a song representing every year Juice was alive. He covers everything from drug abuse to love and anxiety. With the direction of his new project you can tell how much he’s grown as an artist and the potential he had. He truly was something special and without a doubt a legend. RIP Juice.
You can find “Legends Never Die” on all streaming platforms.