A year in the making: Juice WRLD.


The Come Up Show

Juice WRLD preforming live.

By Ethan Morales, Staff writer

Around this time last year, I was scrolling through SoundCloud, looking for something new to listen to. With no idea what to look up, I went to the popular page and an artist I had never heard of had the biggest song out; an artist by the name of Juice WRLD. The song name: All Girls Are the Same.

My first thought was that this artist sounded exactly like Post Malone, another rapper. Nonetheless, I loved what I heard. A simple song about heartbreak and regret, with a catchy hook & mellow beat, what’s not to like? A while later, Juice WRLD dropped Lucid Dreams. Another automatic banger. A song that also dealt with heartbreak.

He released his debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance on May 28th, 2018. The album consists of 16 songs, majority of them handling themes of sadness and loneliness. The two singles All Girls Are The Same & Lucid  Dreams stand out from the rest of the album.

Juice WRLD soon became affiliated with “emo rap” a sub-genre of rap that contains lyrics that include heartbreak, depression, and mental illness.

“Juice WRLD is one of the best up and coming artists out right now. It’s easy to relate to his music,

— Jayson Green

In 2019, Juice WRLD released Death Race for Love. An album made up of 22 songs that has a total run-time of 1 hour and 12 minutes. It’s an unusually long album, one that many didn’t expect to contain so many songs. Juice shows all his skills here, rapping on tracks like Syphilis, to singing his heart out on Robbery.

No one knows what Juice is up to now, but chances are, he’s creating more tracks about heartbreak for his fans to hear.