On December 8th, 2019, rapper Juice WRLD (born Jarad Anthony Higgins) died from a seizure just a week after his 21st birthday at Midway International Airport in Chicago. He joins contemporaries Lil Peep and XXXTENTACION, who also died at 21 in the past few years to form a tragic new "21 Club". Many mourned his death, many more questioned the authenticity of it due to how public the area was and how there was seemingly no evidence. Whatever any Juice WRLD's fan's stance was regarding the circumstances of his passing, everyone lamented the loss of such a young talent whose work only just started blowing up in the past year with the hit song "Lucid Dreams". Whether that's the only song you know or not, these XX lyrics below will stick with every Juice WRLD fan forever.
"I still see your shadows in my room/Can't take back the love that I gave you/It's to the point where I love and I hate you/And I cannot change you so I must replace you" – Lucid Dreams
If you don't scream this part when it comes up on the AUX, literally what are you doing?
"What's the 27 Club?/We ain't making it past 21" – Legends
This is especially poignant considering that Juice himself fulfilled his own prophecy by dying a week after his 21st birthday.
"She told me put my heart in the bag/And nobody gets hurt" – Robbery
Again, if you're not screaming this in the car... WYD?
"I'm a jealous boy, really feel like John Lennon" – All Girls Are the Same
This lyric is particularly captivating to most, especially after Juice's death, as both he and Lennon died on December 8th.
"I know I have a purpose but I don't see the purpose" – Rich and Blind
"I problem-solve with Styrofoam" – Empty
What lyric is more indicative of our generation's habit of coping through drugs and alcohol than this?
"Drugs got me sweatin', but the room gettin' colder/Lookin' at the devil and the angel on my shoulder/Will I die tonight? I don't know, is it over?/Lookin' for my next high, I'm lookin' for closure" – Lean Wit Me
There's nothing I could say here that could better describe what Juice says himself.
"I go through so much, I'm 19 years old/It's been months since I felt at home/But it's okay 'cause I'm rich/Psych, I'm still sad as a bitch, right – Fast
Turning the usual stereotype of rappers flexing their wealth, Juice WRLD admits that his depression still lingers despite his new-found success.
"All legends fall in the making/Sorry truth, dying young, demon youth" – Legends
Rest in peace, Juice WRLD.