What’s Next For Juice WRLD’s Music? | Genius News


[HOST] The death of Chicago rapper Juice WRLD
on December 8, 2019 sent shockwaves across the industry, leaving his family and his fans
wondering what to do next. REPORTER: This morning, the music world in
shock after the sudden death of the 21 year old rapper Juice WRLD. [HOST] Passing only days after his 21st birthday,
Juice seemed to be at the beginning of a lengthy and successful career. [HOST] In late January 2020, Juice’s family issued
a statement that read quote. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to
thank each and every one of you for your undivided adoration and love for Juice….we plan to
honor Juice’s talents, his spirit, and the love he felt for his fans by sharing unreleased
music and other projects that he was passionately in the process of developing. A forthcoming posthumous release from, Juice
WRLD would be the latest in a string of life after death albums from young MCs who died
far before their times. From Mac Miller’s recent effort “Circles,”
to XXXTentacion & Lil Peep’s numerous projects – the latter Genius covered in early 2019 – There
have been reports suggesting that there are at least 2,000 unreleased Juice WRLD songs
– likely due to his talent for freestyling. DJ L: So does he have that many sessions? He may have even more than that but is the
general public going to hear that? I don’t believe so. [HOST] That’s legendary Chicago producer
DJ L. He is the man behind the early careers of Lil Bibby and G Herbo. He also played an important role introducing
Juice WRLD to his manager, Lil Bibby. In a rare interview with Genius, he told us
that Juice’s talent was unlike anything he’s ever seen. DJ L: my first session with him // I was in
the studio with the kid and he started freestyling I mean … and it was incredible. [HOST] Similar to his prolific inspirations
like Future, Lil Wayne and Young Thug, most of Juice’s songs began as freestyles. L compared those skills to basketball players
on the court. DJ L:
It was like skills like Lebron James, you got to understand I had never seen nobody
do that in music. Michael Jordan had it, saying like Lebron
had it, Juice had it, whatever it is [HOST] In fact, Juice recorded his sophomore
album, Death Race for Love in just 4 days – when he was hot it didn’t take much time. Juice: Lucid Dreams I wasn’t rushing to
write that song, I wrote it in 15 minutes. Some of the best songs I’ve dropped I made
in 15 – 20 minutes it’s just off the strength of my work ethic. [HOST] L says the large amount of unreleased
music is going to make things difficult to finally release. DJ L: Juice is not here, so you don’t know
what he would’ve wanted. I don’t give a fuck, I don’t care if people
say they know him. We was close to him, you don’t know what that
man would’ve wanted to put out… But I trust Bibby. [HOST] After Juice’s death Bibby said quote. You will be missed. Watched you 1 take platinum records. Gonna miss u freestyling around the crib all
day even though that shit got a lil irritating. Most genuine person I’ve ever met. Miss u, love u brother. BIBBY: I still look at it like there’s people
that can’t do that shit. I can’t do that shit. He knows how to freestyle all day and make
sense. [HOST] But there’s a method to releasing
posthumous projects — not everything an artist records will be — or maybe should be — heard
by their fans. DJ L: I know juice recorded a lot. Knowing Jewson his ability to come with large,
large songs and things of that nature. I feel as if he could have that. But I know you know, unless you Chris Brown
were listen 40 song albums. I don’t think that the general public want
to hear all 2000 I mean I would love for the general public here, but I don’t believe
they’ll ever get all I miss stuff. The Tupac still floating around. The general public hasn’t heard. [HOST] Still, time is of the essence. L believes that fans *could* overlook the Chicago kid’s legacy with today’s short musical
attention span. DJ L: the tragedy that all this, you know,
people love juice. What the interest level of kids nowadays,
it’s so finicky, you know? And if you’re not here, you just get forgotten. The people around Juice’s estate are still
picking up the pieces- we’ll just have to wait and see what they end up putting together. I’m Jacques Morel with Genius News, bringing
you the meaning and the knowledge behind the music. Peace.

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