Juice Wrld Pays Tribute to XXXTentacion and Lil Peep With Two New Songs
The death of XXXTentacion on Monday (June 18) shocked many. Since his untimely death, the late rapper has seen an outpouring of love from his fans and fellow rappers, and now, Juice Wrld shares his tribute to X, as well as the late Lil Peep.
On Tuesday (June 19), the Chicago rapper dropped two new songs titled "Legends" and "Rich and Blind." The Take a Daytrip-produced "Legends" finds Juice Wrld making reference to both Lil Peep's and X's death. "This time it was so unexpected/Last time it was the drugs he was lacing/All legends fall in the making," he sings.
In "Rich and Blind," while the song features a more upbeat instrumental, Juice Wrld still appears mournful as he raps, "It's funny how the blessed ones have the most curses/Heart falling to the floor if we lose another person/Take three more, I swear it's worth it/But it ain't no world tour if I'm laying in a hearse."
The artwork for both songs features a screenshot of an Instagram DM conversation with an unnamed person. "You're the truth just be careful what you manifest," the person wrote. "That's my honest response."
The hip-hop world lost Lil Peep last year when the rapper was found dead in his tour bus in Tuscon, Ariz. According to the medical examiner's report, the rapper's cause of death came from the "combined toxic effects of fentanyl and alprazolam."
As for XXXTentacion, the 20-year-old artist was shot and killed in broad daylight in Deerfield Beach, Fla. on Monday (June 18). According to authorities, two armed suspects approached the rapper as he was leaving RIVA Motorsports and one of the men opened fire on him.
Listen to "Legends" and "Rich and Blind" below.
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