Rapper Juice WRLD’s third studio album Legends Never Die has been released posthumously. The 15-track album arrived on 10 July, days after Grade A/Interscope Records announced it would come out shortly.
A month after his death, it was revealed that there were around two thousand songs the rapper had been working upon before his death. His team at Grade A Productions later announced their intention to release his music as it was meant to be.
Juice WRLD worked with a number of artists for this LP. It features previously released singles Righteous which is the lead single, Life’s A Mess featuring Halsey, Come & Go with Marshmello and Tell Me U Luv Me with Trippie Redd.
Besides Come & Go, Juice WRLD also collaborated with Marshmello along with Polo G and Kid Laroi on Hate the Other Side.
The single Wishing Well was produced by Dr Luke while Skrillex produced Man of the Year. Juice WRLD, born Jarad Higgins, penned all the songs along with other artists, and Nick Mira, who was behind Juice WRLD’s 2018 hit Lucid Dreams, produced quite a few of them. The album closes with Juice WRLD Speaks from Heaven (Outro) as its final track.
The Chicago rapper died on 8 December 2019 at the age of 21 due to an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine toxicity. He was traveling back home to Chicago when he suffered a seizure on the airport. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was declared dead hours later.
“I would like to see all the younger talent live longer and I hate waking up hearing another story filled with blessings was cut short,” Drake wrote on Instagram, while Travis Scott posted a picture of the two of them on his story and wrote “You will live on forever.”
Meanwhile, Eminem’s video for his track Godzilla featured a tribute to Juice WRLD, who collaborated with him on the song. 16-year-old rapper the Kid LAROI shared the song Go, featuring Juice WRLD and a video containing raw footage of the late rapper.
Legends Never Die marks Juice WRLD’s third solo album, after the 2018 Goodbye & Good Riddance and the 2019 Death Race for Love. With its emo music and candid lyrics, the album proves that legends indeed never die.