19-year-old Juice Wrld - from drug addict to rap phenomenon

Juice Wrld became the phenomenon of rap when "Lucid Dreams" became a hit. Before coming to music, Juice was an addict living from day to day in the US.


In May, rapper Juice Wrld released "Goodbye & Good Riddance". Immediately, the new music product of the 19-year-old boy made a big pull. “Goodbye & Riddance” is one of the most successful Hip-Hop albums in history, telling about the good side of the stimulant and the intense attraction in love. Juice's past was not good when he was addicted to drugs, tobacco, and alcohol. However, rap has helped him to dramatically transform into one of the world's top musical talents.

Quitting drugs to use marijuana

Jarad Higgins (real name of rapper Juice Wrld) was born on December 2, 1998. When Juice was 3 years old, his parents divorced because the relationship was unbreakable. The father left Higgins and his mother living together in a small house on the outskirts of Chicago, USA.


Higgins listened to her mother, learned the piano from age four, and then approached a variety of musical instruments such as guitar, drums, and trumpets. Higgins also studied the music of the cult rock groups such as Paramore, Avenged Sevenfold and ad Black Sabbath, but did not find inspiration for himself. From then on, Higgins knew that rap was the way to go if he wanted to become a musician.

By the age of 11, Higgins saw music as a serious career and hoped to become a popular rapper in the future. After a recording at Envision Entertainment (Chicago), Higgins's natural rap talent was discovered by the studio owner. He promised to support the individual student if needed.

Higgins came to rap at a very young age, meaning that it could be manipulated by "deadly" pleasures, just like the mother's fears in the past. At the age of 12, Higgins found and used Purple Drank. Two years later, he used Percocet, Xanax in high doses and continued to take drugs. Higgins never anticipated the consequences, until he was haunted by a severe headache, a persistent cough and a tired state of mind that he woke up every morning.


Higgins is told the story of "inspirational stimuli in music." But in fact, Higgins would count on himself, his youth, and his passion for living in vices. And then, Higgins decided to stop this. According to him, it was the biggest and brightest decision in life, even though he was only 14 years old. Therefore, Higgins switched to marijuana in sufficient doses. Prior to Higgins, many well-known artists also went to marijuana to create a sense of excitement in music.

 A new world’s music phenomenon at the age of 19


In 2015 (16 years old), Higgins introduced the "Forever" debut on the SoundCloud platform. Initially, Higgins took the stage name JuicetheKidd - inspired by the feelings he had for rapper Tupac Shakur. Later, JuicetheKidd was changed to "Juice Wrld" because Higgins wanted one day to conquer the world.


Juice collaborated with producer Nick Mira, for his debut professional music debut "Too Much Cash" on March 17. Three months later, the 19-year-old rapper introduced his first hit single, “Lucid Dreams”. On its debut, “Lucid Dreams” soon formed a hot hit and stayed at number 74 on the Billboard 100. “Lucid Dreams” has really exploded since May when Juice Wrld debuted as a single and introduced the MV on the online platform. To date, Lucid Dream has climbed to No. 3 on the Billboard 100 and has 23 consecutive weeks on the chart. At age of 19, Juice Wrld's dream of "conquering the world of music" begins

By: Gitta Russell

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