American rapper, singer, and songwriter Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), stage name Juice Wrld (meaning “juice world”; stylized as Juice WRLD), passed away on December 8, 2019. He was influential in the rise of emo rap and SoundCloud rap in the middle the to late 2010s. His chosen moniker, taken from the 1992 film Juice, is a metaphor for “taking over the globe,” as he has said.
First releasing his music independently in 2015, Higgins eventually earned a recording contract with Grade A Productions and Interscope Records in 2017. After “Lucid Dreams” debuted at two on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, he became widely known for his musical talents. Singles “All Girls Are the Same,” “Lean wit Me,” “Wasted,” and “Armed and Dangerous” also included on his triple-platinum debut studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018).
Juice WRLD Early Life
On December 2, 1998, in Chicago, Illinois, Jarad Anthony Higgins entered this world. He spent his formative years in Calumet Park before transferring to Homewood, where he attended and graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in 2017. His mother was left to raise him and his older brother after his parents split up when he was just three years old. Higgins’s dad passed away this past June.
Higgins’ mother was very traditional and devout. Therefore, he was never exposed to hip-hop music. He was, however, allowed to listen to rock and pop music. Video games like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero introduced him to bands like Billy Idol, Blink-182, Black Sabbath, Fall Out Boy, Megadeth, and Panic! at the Disco.
During his youth, Higgins’ drug use was extensive. In 2013, he started abusing prescription painkillers Percocet and Xanax and drinking lean. Higgins also used to be a smoker, but he finally kicked the habit his senior year for his health.
At the urging of his mother, Carmella Wallace, he began taking piano lessons at four. He then began playing the trumpet in school bands in addition to guitar and drums. He started uploading music he recorded on his phone to SoundCloud during his sophomore year of high school. Higgins’ interest in rapping peaked around this period.
Juice WRLD Personal Life
Higgins spoke frankly about a lifetime of drug usage that began in his youth. His mother said he also suffered from anxiety, sadness, and drug problems. Higgins’s death came after he consented to enter a drug rehabilitation program weeks earlier. Ally Lotti, his girlfriend at the time of his death, was a resident of Los Angeles. It was announced on Instagram in November 2018 that the two were dating.
Juice WRLD’s Net Worth
Juice Wrld was an American rapper with a net worth of $4 million at the time of his death in 2019. He was best known for his “Lucid Dreams” hits and “All Girls Are the Same.” Juice Wrld died on December 8, 2019, at the age of 21, after suffering a seizure. He was one of the most-promising new rap artists in hip-hop. After gaining attention on SoundCloud, Juice Wrld signed a $3 million record deal with Interscope Records in early 2018. He had just hit his stride as one of the most famous artists in the world at the time of his death.
Juice WRLD’s Career
While in his first year of high school, Higgins’ artistic abilities flourished. His debut single, “Forever,” was uploaded on SoundCloud in 2015 under the pseudonym JuicetheKidd. Higgins uploaded most of his first recordings on SoundCloud from his cellphone during his sophomore year. He went by JuicetheKidd before, a moniker he chose because he admired rapper Tupac Shakur’s performance in the film Juice.
However, he and his team decided that the name change to Juice Wrld would be better for his career, so he made the switch. Higgins told the Atlanta radio station WHTA that the “represents taking over the world” element of his stage name initially had no significance but that he eventually grew to believe it did. Higgins’ “Too Much Cash,” published that year, was the first song to feature production by longtime friend and colleague Nick Mira.
While sharing his work on SoundCloud, Higgins worked in a factory, where he was so unhappy that he was let go after only two weeks. Higgins’s breakout single, “Lucid Dreams,” was released on June 15, 2017, just a few months after he joined the online collective Internet Money and before his debut full-length EP, 9 9 9. Before 2017, Higgins also gave a few performances under Juice.
How Long Ago Did Juice WRLD Die?
Six days after his 21st birthday, on December 8, rapper and musician Juice WRLD was pronounced dead at a hospital in Chicago. The cause of his death has not been determined. Known professionally as Jarad Anthony Higgins, the Chicago rapper’s breakout single “Lucid Dreams” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a massive streaming success in 2018. He worked with BTS’s RM and Suga, Travis Scott on Astroworld, and contributed to the soundtrack for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Juice WRLD’s popularity was through the roof. His unexpected death has shocked the music industry, but the revelations that have come out since then have just added to the mystery. Sources claim that Juice WRLD took “many” Percocet tablets to hide them from officials after they announced they were searching his jet for contraband. The current understanding of the circumstances surrounding Juice WRLD’s untimely passing follows.
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