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Old 10-05-2020, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die [Key Review]




Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die

There are albums that come out and I fall in love with them immediately. I'll keep going back to them and realize why I love them every time, and sometimes love them even more. Then, there are albums that come out and it just hits you right from the get go, and it takes you on this roller coaster ride of emotions and you just can't stop listening to it no matter what you do. The lyrics stick in your head. The melodies, the meanings. It all just sticks in your head, and doesn't leave. Juice WRLD's posthumous release, Legends Never Die, for me, is the shining example of what I just explained. Not only is it an album that I fell in love with right from the get go, it also just took me and never let go. And it has yet to let go.

This album, at it's core, is truly an emotional one. Not only because of the lyrics and the meanings behind them. But the fact that it also came out after Juice WRLD had passed away from an overdose. I personally had not been listening to him as long as most others have when this album came out. But the stories surrounding his death and just seeing everybody feel the death in their own ways, I could figure out fairly quickly that this dude was something special. And so I went onto listening to Goodbye & Good Riddance and Death Race For Love, and immediately could see what this dude was about. He way allowing others to understand or at least try to understand what he was going through. And you could really feel it, not only with Legends Never Die, but with the other ones as well. Legends Never Die just reaches a whole new level, for me. It also came out at a time where I started really going through some tough ****, and it's been one of those albums that has been able to be a go to when I really need it. I literally have it playing all the time. It's got me hooked to the point where it's literally the only album I feel like listening to. Don't get me wrong, I listen to other things. But I would guess that I listen to this particular album more than any other album. He really did something special here, and I'm so glad it managed to release, even after his death.

Lyrically, like I said, if you're not ready to shed some tears, don't even bother. This will hit every part of your emotional core to a point where you feel comfortable with it. That's the effect it's had on me anyway. It really came out at the perfect time, for me personally. And sure, I guess you could say that has something to do with why it has stricken me so heavily. But even as an album on it's own, it's truly something spectacular. Lyrically, melodically, musically, the beats, everything. It all flows together into something truly special and it deserves at least one listen.

The easiest 5/5 star I've ever given. Not a bad track.
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Old 10-06-2020, 01:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In January 2020, a month following Juice Wrld's death, it was reported that at least two thousand songs were recorded before the rapper's passing.
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If that’s true the handling of his posthumous releases is going to be a sensitive matter that’s going to take real artistic care.

It might be hard for people to understand why but I’d like to his musical estate handed over to Future. Not full financial value or anything like that but I think he should be given control over its artistic handling. I mean, I don’t think that the Future versions should be the only versions released. Like the same material could be worked by other producers I’d just like to see Future given free artistic license with this music including the rights to do a complete remix of this record. I’m not saying it needs a Future remix I just think it would be really cool. Especially if Future dropped his own bars throughout and remixed it with his signature sound. Future & Juice WRLD Present... WRLD ON DRUGS is a great release.

I love Future. I think he was the first hip hop artist who started hypnotizing instead of primarily storytelling. I know people think i overrate Future but I don’t think I do.

Anyway it’s crazy this guy died at 21. He’s hip hop’s Eddie Cochran. And with how prolifically he recorded (if that’s correct) the working and reworking of posthumous discography is going to be reminiscent of Muslimgauze and Hendrix and DJ Screw.

They need to get at Future with all those files and say look this is your mission for the next ten years. Future is the man to handle this great responsibility. I’m sure of it.
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Old 10-07-2020, 07:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was pretty hyped that a full album released posthumously, so i would definitely be on board seeing what Future would do. I also love Future. So, you can definitely gush about that around me all you want. The WRLD ON DRUGS album is fantastic. Those 2 together was and could be something special for years to come.
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Nice review Key! I checked out the album but will listen more later.
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