Rapper Juice WRLD Dies at 21

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Jarad Higgins, also known as Juice WRLD, died on December 8 shortly after suffering a seizure. His plane landed in Chicago, where federal officials were waiting after receiving a tip that the rapper’s plane was suspected of holding illegal drugs and firearms.

Juice WRLD broke into the mainstream with his hit single “Lucid Dreams,” which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2018. He chose to pursue a music career as a teenager when he began to upload his tracks to the audio streaming website SoundCloud. 

The rapper signed with Interscope Records following the success of his song “All Girls Are the Same.” In March 2019, he released his second studio album, “Death Race for Love,” which hit number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

He collaborated with numerous notable artists, including Ellie Goulding, Travis Scott, and Future. Juice WRLD frequently discussed his experiences with drugs, claiming that he was minimizing his use in 2018. 

Following the 21 year old rapper’s sudden death, the music community mourned the loss. His music comprised half of Spotify’s Top 10 streamed songs in the United States the day after his death. Interscope Records responded by saying that the artist was “a gentle soul whose creativity knew no bounds.”