"They tell me I'ma be a legend / I don't want that title now / 'Cause all the legends seem to die out."
These are lyrics to Juice WRLD's hit song "Legends," and the words have never spoken more truth until now.
Juice WRLD, whose real name was Jarad Higgins and was born in Chicago Dec. 2, 1998, died Sunday after reportedly suffering a seizure at Midway airport, according to The New York Times. The cause of death is currently unavailable.
In his song "Legends," Juice WRLD sings "All legends fall in the making' / Sorry truth, dyin' young, demon youth / Was it 27 club? / We ain't makin' it past 21."
Unfortunately, he was right.
At 21 years old, Juice WRLD was an up-and-coming artist in the music industry. Juice WRLD had been making music since 2015 when he was in high school. His breakout song "All Girls Are the Same" on his debut album "Goodbye & Good Riddance" created an opportunity for him to sign with Interscope Records at only 19.
Since then, the number of hit songs has only increased, along with his popularity. Some of his top songs include: "Armed and Dangerous," "Bandit," "Hear Me Calling," "Flaws and Sins," "Hurt Me," "Lean Wit Me," "Lucid Dreams," "Fast," "Maze" and "Empty," just to name a few.
In 2018, Juice WRLD made a collab album with Future titled "Future & Juice WRLD Present... WRLD ON DRUGS." With features from Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Wayne and more, the album was an instant hit with songs such as "Oxy," "7 AM Freestyle," "Fine China" and "Realer N Realer."
His latest, and possibly last, album was released in 2019 titled "Death Race For Love," which had 22 songs, and an hour and 12-minute run time. This is especially impressive because only three songs on the album had a featured artist, the most notable being Young Thug on the track "ON GOD."
It seems like the music industry loses at least one notable artist each year. Lil Peep died Nov. 15, 2017, also shortly after turning 21 due to an accidental drug overdose, according to Rolling Stone. Not even a full year later, rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot at a motorcycle dealership in Florida June 18, 2018, according to The New York Times.
This is a sad day for fans of Juice WRLD, the music industry and the several artists that have worked with him. Rapper Travis Scott posted an Instagram story of a photo with Future, Juice WRLD and himself with the caption, "You will live on forever."
Juice WRLD will live on forever through his music. He died too soon and had so much more to live for. Rest in paradise young king, the WRLD can't hurt you anymore.