VINES STAGE | 29th DEC
“The lines between genres continue to be blurred, and Juice WRLD is doing it extremely well.”
- PIGEONS & PLANES
All eyes are on Juice WRLD. Since releasing his debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance in May, the Chicago rapper has continued to nab headlines by knocking Drake & Kanye West off the top spot on Spotify, scoring a number of solid features with the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, and some epic freestyles to boot.
A Genre-Defying 19-Year-Old, Juice WRLD got his start like many of his current contemporaries – on Soundcloud. Having listed everything from rock to Chicago’s drill scene as influences, what he’s creating is a progressive combination of sounds and styles perfectly suited for 2018 and beyond.
"I like all types of music. It could change up so quickly, I could be listening to Foo Fighters and then switch up and turn on my favorite Sosa mixtape.”
These are the qualities that many current artists reach for, but Juice WRLD is making it sound so genuine, and his unique combination of skills come together on songs like “Lucid Dreams” and “All Girls Are The Same.” He's already exploded on SoundCloud with millions of plays per song, and despite only beginning to make his music available on major streaming platforms since March, has already clocked over a billion streams.
Things are falling into place, but the most exciting part is that it’s only just the beginning.