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Rapper Juice WRLD dies age 21

The Chicago rapper Juice WRLD has died age 21, Illinois’ Cook County medical examiner’s office has confirmed.

After landing at Chicago’s Midway airport on Sunday morning local time, the musician, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a seizure and began bleeding from the mouth, TMZ reports.

He was conscious when taken to hospital, but died a short time later. The cause of death is not yet known.

Distinguished by a sound that combined emo and trap, Juice WRLD broke out in 2018 with the single Lucid Dreams. The song sampled Shape of My Heart by Sting, who called it a “beautiful interpretation”. It peaked at No 2 on the US Billboard singles chart – the first of 25 hits featuring the rapper to make the chart in the space of two years.

He signed to Interscope after a remix of his song All Girls Are the Same became popular. His second solo album, this year’s Death Race for Love, topped the US albums chart.

Watch the video for Lucid Dreams by Juice WRLD.

A frequent and ambitious collaborator with artists including rappers Travis Scott and Future, pop star Ellie Goulding, K-pop band BTS and emo band Panic! at the Disco, Juice WRLD was known for his prolific output. He was expected to release a new mixtape with rapper Ski Mask the Slump God this year. “I probably have over a thousand songs,” he said last month.

He was candid about his experiences of depression on social media and in his vulnerable lyrics, joining a wave of young rappers including Lil Uzi Vert and Trippie Redd who countered rap’s

Article source: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/dec/08/rapper-juice-wrld-dies-age-21-chicago

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