Fighting Demons is too polished to be considered a total flub and its heart is in the right place, but it’s difficult to look at it as anything more than another product falling off a long assembly line powered by dead rappers. Themes of struggling to overcome depression and drug dependency surface often on Fighting Demons, making it a heavier collection than the sometimes celebratory Memoriam of Legends Never Die. It’s not an essential piece of the Grade a juice wrld story, but it’s also not without some solid reminders of his greatness. ‘Fighting Demons’ is evidence of a nuanced, complex artist whose legacy is stunning in its richness. Get the hottest music, news and videos delivered directly to your inbox. “Juice plans on doing movies, documentaries,” Jideonwo says, hinting at even larger plans.
Jarad Anthony Higgins was born on December 2, 1998, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in the South Suburbs spending his childhood in Calumet Park and later moving to Homewood, where he attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School and graduated in 2017. His parents divorced when he was three years old, and his father left, leaving his mother to raise him and an older brother as a single parent. Higgins’ mother was very religious and conservative and did not let him listen to hip hop. He was allowed to listen to rock and pop music, however, being introduced to artists including Billy Idol, Blink-182, Black Sabbath, Fall Out Boy, Megadeth, and Panic! At the Disco through video games such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero.
It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, selling 98,000 album-equivalent units, which included 8,000 pure album sales. Furthermore, it peaked in the top twenty in Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, and Norway and peaked at No. 5 in Canada. The mixtape was supported through the single “Fine China”, which peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is certified 2× platinum by the RIAA. One of his biggest and earliest hits, “Lucid Dreams” with production by Nick Mira, was originally released on SoundCloud. Juice WRLD, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, then signed with Grade A Productions and Interscope Records in 2017. After that, Juice released his debut studio album Goodbye & Good Riddance in 2018 which includes songs like “Armed & Dangerous” and “Lean Wit Me.” His fanbase grew into the millions across countries worldwide.
The label teamed up with Interscope to drop the rapper’s debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance in 2018 followed by Death Race For Love a year later. After Juice passed away in December 2019, Bibby began to release more of the late rapper’s music like his Legends Never Die album in 2020 and Fighting Demons in 2021. In a series of tweets he posted on Wednesday morning, June 8, Bibby vented about his frustrations with trying to keep both the late rapper’s estate and his fans happy at the same time. The Chicago native, who serves as the head of Grade A Productions, discussed the backlash he’s received from fans who continuously crave more new music from Juice yet accuse him of profiting off the rapper’s tragic death. Higgins’s first single as Juice WRLD featuring a collaboration was released on July 10, 2018, titled “Wasted” featuring Lil Uzi Vert.
After collaborating with Future on the mixtape world on Drugs, which was released later that year and peaked at number two on the theBillboard200, Juice Wrld released his second album, Death Race for Love, in 2019. It was preceded by the singles “Robbery” and “Hear Me Calling”, with the former making its debut at number 27 on the Hot 100. Death Race for Love debuted at number one on the theBillboard200 and enjoyed a generally positive critical reception. For an artist who was a stunning streaming-driven success in his lifetime, those numbers weren’t entirely surprising; still, Lil Bibby and Interscope chief revenue officer/global head of streaming and strategy Gary Kelly both say they exceeded expectations. The latter became Juice’s first entry and first No. 1 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs. Peter developed a great relationship with Lil Bibby, after producing a number of his concerts.
He never gave up, and his friends and family never gave up on offering their support to him. Displaying his frustration with hackers Friday night, the Grade A founder tweeted out that there would be “no party this year” — directly referencing Juice’s upcoming posthumous album. Juice’s manager, Pete Jideonwo, echoed Bibby’s sentiment on Instagram — reposting Bibby’s tweet as a callout to all Juice leakers foiling the label’s plans for the project. Lil Bibby has been overseeing Juice WRLD’s music since he signed the rapper to his Grade A Productions imprint in 2017.
Ms. Carmella Wallace, the mother of the late Juice WRLD, and Grade A Productions have officially announced the artist’s new posthumous album, Fighting Demons. Although not as good as his previous albums, this is still really good. I started playing piano at the age of four, started participating in a band in 4th grade, and to this day I know how to play seven instruments. Music is what I looked forward to every day when I went to school; music was my motivation to be successful.
Following his signing to Grade A, a subsidiary of Interscope, Juice Wrld released his debut albumGoodbye & Good Riddancein May 2018. The album debuted atNo.4 on theBillboard200 and is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It spawned five singles, including his debut single “All Girls Are the Same”, certified two times platinum, and his breakthrough hit “Lucid Dreams”, which peaked at No. 2 on the billboard hot 100 and is certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. In June 2018, Juice Wrld released a tribute EP, Too Soon.., in honor of rappers Lil Peep and XXXTentacion.
Given a lot of responsibilities, George was able to help with all business-related decisions, in regard to Bibby’s career. George found great success while learning the importance of keeping strong relationships throughout the industry. In 2017, George decided to start a label in order to help other artists develop and improve their crafts.
Getty Images Juice WRLD’s music has continued to find commercial success years after his death, following an overdose. Now, his record label is deciding what to do with the thousands of unreleased songs he left behind. Higgins began to develop himself as an artist in his first year of high school. His first track, “Forever”, was released on SoundCloud in 2015 under the name JuicetheKidd. Jarad Anthony Higgins was born on December 2, 1998, in Chicago, Illinois. In 1999, he moved to Homewood, Illinois, and attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School.