Juice Wrld Merch
Jarad Higgins’ career was a corrective. Growing up, the rapper and singer best referred to as Juice WRLD Merchandise listened to hip-hop like everyone else in his hometown of Homewood, Illinois (albeit behind his religious mother’s back). Though the music thrilled him, as a depression-prone teenager, he couldn’t hook up with the lyrics about luxury, fast cars and mansions. So when Higgins started recording demos on his iPhone while still in highschool , his aim was to fill that void. His songs, he decided, would be impassioned blood-lettings filled with frankness and vulnerability that listeners battling similar emotional storms could be ready to find comfort in. “Everybody’s got pain,” he said once I interviewed him for the Guardian earlier this year. “Depression, addiction, heartbreak: these are human characteristics.”Higgins released two albums, two mixtapes and multiple EPs that interrogated those characteristics before his death from a reported seizure in Chicago this weekend. In 2017, the breakout anthems.
All Girls Are an equivalent and therefore the Sting-sampling Lucid Dreams propelled him to the top of emo-rap, a sub-genre he helped tailor into one among the decade’s defining new sounds. Born on SoundCloud, it infused hip-hop with 00s rock heartache: two genres that Higgins, who grew up idolising Kurt Cobain the maximum amount as Kanye West and Jucie Wrld Sweatshirt , knew intimately. He found the angst he couldn’t see in rap in bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco: Higgins was perfectly placed to hitch the likes of Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert in making emo-rap infamous.As the popularity of emo-rap rose, so did Higgins, to the brink of genuine superstardom. He found himself entertaining arenas with Nicki Minaj and recording collaborative projects with Future – A-listers whose ranks Higgins seemed primed to hitch . Death Race for Love, his second album, hit No 1 within the US following its release in March. The album struck a chord with its tormented Auto-Tuned melodies and immersive melancholy moods. The planetary a part of his pseudonym always seemed appropriate: on fan-favourite tracks like Robbery and Empty, he constructed fraught, fragile other-worlds of knife-edge anxiety and sensitivity.