General Info Members:Juice WRLD (real name Jarad Higgins) Biography: Juice WRLD was born in Chicago and in his early years went through some drinking and drug issues before giving that up as a senior in high school. He's another in the long list of up and coming soundcloud rappers who caught the attention of others in the rap game before signing deals and releasing higher quality songs and albums (considering his early stuff was just him recording on his cell phone). I don't really know much about him as this was assigned to me so rather than continue to plagiarize his wikipedia bio you can just go read about him on there.
Major Discography: Two main studio albums (one coming soon) and a bunch of EPs and singles. The two studio albums are:
Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018)
A Deathrace for Love (2019)
no art yet
Sounds Like Genre: Hip Hop. Autotuned rap (like some other Soundcloud artists). Some singing choruses Similar Artists: Reminded me of a few of the Post Malone songs I've heard. Spotify tells me if you're a fan of any of the "Lil" rappers you should like him (Lil Mosey, Lil Yachty, Lil Pump, Lil Skies)
Suggested Listening Definitely look into what's available to stream. His full album Goodbye & Good Riddance had some solid songs including favorites like Lucid Dreams and Wasted (feat. Lil Uzi Vert). Spotify also has the mixtape between him and Future called Wrld on Drugs. I particularly like/laughed at the chorus for the song Fine China which has lines that seem sweet followed by vulgar or death promises in the next. Catchy song.
"Fine China" Chorus: Shorty like a thousand dollar plate, fine china
Tell her that she beautiful every day, I remind her
Then I jump in her pussy like a lake, I'm a diver
And her last man was a pussy, had a vagina
I get lost in her eyes, like dust from the skies
It's her body or nobody, I refuse to compromise
So if she leaves, I'ma kill her, oh, she'll die
Did I say that out loud? I'm so crazy about mine
Physical Reaction/Live Show Haven't seen him live but found some reviews and videos:
Through the first few songs, a pattern quickly formed in Juice Wrld’s set. After performing each song for around two minutes, he quickly shut the beat off and carried on a cappella. While this proved tiresome to some fans craving extended versions of his mellow, bass-heavy beats, it showed a crucial element to his success. Juice Wrld’s singing talent is something many of his die-hard fans have cherished since he first emerged onto the Soundcloud rap sphere.
Unlike many rappers of his generation, the 19-year-old is willing to take his voice to new levels breaking the barrier of simplistic verses over typical trap beats. On songs like “All Girls Are The Same” and “Black and White,” Juice Wrld continued to hype the crowd up before sinking into raw and relaxed versions of the songs. In his performance of “All Girls Are The Same” he even restarted the track to emphasize the lyric, “With a new woman, tell me she from Colorado” — for the Denver crowd. - source
When Juice WRLD finally arrived, the crowd immediately forgot their frustration, in part because he rewarded their patience by opening with the hit “Lucid Dreams.” Shortly afterward, he followed it with “All Girls Are the Same,” another dejected rap about love lost. This kind of woozy heartbreak might suggest a denouement rather than a jumpstart to the set, but it’s a song that (surprisingly) performs just as well with screams and mosh-pits.
Juice WRLD's set was an interesting visual counterpoint to the subtler forms of virality that he’s cultivated as a SoundCloud rapper. Juice WRLD is unique in that he has, so far, eschewed brassy, visual forms of Soundcloud virality. No crashed sports cars on Instagram, no face tattoos, and he rocks only lightly colored dreadlocks. His conceits to that culture are largely confined to artistic collaborations. These collaborations, in turn, are done without conforming to conventional SoundCloud rap aesthetics. For example, the Cole Bennett-directed music video for “All Girls Are the Same” forgoes the colorful, zany effects and cheesy transitions Bennet has popularized, replacing them with monochromatic long shots meant to portray Juice WRLD's depressed mind. The set became an embrace of the punk, SoundCloud culture, where even depression can become something to bounce to. Juice WRLD's performance managed to affirm darkness in his music and animate the crowd to the melody of his suffering. - source
- Has a song on the Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse movie soundtrack - Got to record a song with Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco who Wikipedia tells me was an early influence on Juice (after hearing bands on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game). Here's a story about that collaboration
Personal Notes I don't really get into a lot of the newer rap like this with autotuned singing and all the "lil" rappers and stuff. I didn't hate the songs I listened to for this and there's certainly a bunch that are catchy as fuck.
He pays tribute and seems to glorify XXXTentacion which is lame cuz that guy was shitty.
Would see him at a festival if there wasn't other stuff I like playing at the time.