In a new profile for Board, the Chicago rap star, Juice Wrld, said he had disappointed one of his greatest musical inspirations when they met in person after telling Future that his music inspired Juice to try the skinny. The two collaborated on the joint album last year Wrld On Drugs, where they showed a working chemistry that seemed born of their common sympathy for pharmaceuticals.
However, as Juice said Board"I think I broke up [Future’s] heart a little bit. "In view of the release of his latest album, The WizrdFuturo admitted that not only had he kicked his own habit, but he was afraid to make the revelation public because he did not know how his fans would react. Meanwhile, a wave of rappers (and producers) from across the generational and stylistic spectrum has made it a point to embrace sobriety in the last year in the wake of the highly publicized overdoses of Lil Peep and Mac Miller, framed from a growing discussion concerning the responsibility of rappers as reference models.
The story of Juice actually presents one of the most touching topics. The rapper, who is now 20 years old, claims to have tested the skin for the first time in the sixth grade, explaining his logic Board: "What do you expect if I'm a young boy who really loves music, do you really look at these artists? I did not have a man who did not give me any kind of guidance, my father was not in my life like that. as an adult who talks about lean, I'm kind, & # 39; Well, it looks really appealing. "
In the video for his song "Lean Wit Me", Juice goes into rehab, even while singing some of the nightmare consequences of drug abuse, but judging by the other songs and even by his Board interview, it seems to be something with which you still struggle. He recognizes that it could be a similar example for his young fans to what the future apparently has prepared for him: "I look at him like that – you can not change the life of a motherf * by pointing and judging. the same shit to say: "I understand how it feels. We will do it together. "I want to be that person who brings people out of their place, and in the process, maybe I'll find the key to getting out of where I am."
The second album by Juice Wrld, Death Race For Love, is due this Friday (March 8th) through Interscope. Pre-order it here.