A generational talent gone way too soon, Juice Wrld was one of the most influential artists to this day. Born December 2, 1998, Jarad Anthony Higgins, better known as Juice Wrld, was a rising star from the Soundcloud era. Starting his musical career in high school, many of his peers persuaded him to rap and freestyle.
Releasing his first song, "Forever," on SoundCloud in 2014, Juice Wrld knew he had the talent to continue forward. Furthermore, dropping his first EP, "999," on June 15, 2017, which included his most streamed song today, "Lucid Dreams."
According to Spotify's Twitter on April 4, 2022, these would be the rankings based on streams. "Goodbye & Good Riddance" (6.4 B+), "Legends Never Die" (4.2B+), "Death Race For Love" (4.2B+), "Fighting Demons" (1.4B+), and"WRLD ON DRUGS" (1.1B+).
With the news/leaks of his final album, "The Party Never Ends," potentially dropping this year. Let's take a look at Juice Wrld's album catalog and rank them.
Death Race For Love
A bit of a controversial pick between this album and "Goodbye & Good Riddance," but in terms of versatility and pure talent, this album is number one. Released on March 8, 2019, this was Juice's second studio album and the last album to be released during his lifetime.
Freestyling the album in just five days is a skill that not many can achieve. In this album, Juice Wrld speaks about taking drugs and his addictions, as well as talking about relationships and his love and lust.
An accomplishment in his career as this album was his first to score a No. 1 on the Billboard 200. As well as producing hit songs like "Robbery," "Empty," "Fast," "Make Believe," etc. The album feels like a journey into the life of Juice Wrld, as the songs reference his lifestyle and his love for his recent girlfriend, Alli Lotti.
Goodbye & Good Riddance
Arguably one of Juice Wrld's best albums to many of his fans was also the first album that many of his fans came across. This was Juice's first studio album, released on May 23, 2018. Featuring 17 songs with just one feature (Lil Uzi Vert), this album is a roller coaster of a journey. Including the use of skits in the album; if you listened to the songs in a specific order, you could see his journey.
In this album, the songs varied between the drug use and addiction he faced, as well as referencing his past relationships and achieving success over time.
Some of Juice Wrlds most popular songs came off this album, like "All Girls Are The Same," "Lucid Dreams," "Lean Wit Me," "Armed And Dangerous," and many more. To this day, many will believe this is the number one album to date and is a staple to his music career.
His most recent album to date, "Fighting Demons" comes in at number three. Released on December 10, 2021, just two days after the two-year anniversary of his death. The album initially had 18 songs, but after reaching specific goals put out by Grade A, like getting a certain amount of views on YouTube and the community begging for more songs. So on March 18, 2022, five more songs were added to the album.
Again Juice Wrld referenced his battle with drug addiction and added Eminem and Justin Bieber to the album to talk about their struggles as well. The album also spoke about what the name implies, and that's the battling of his demons. The album was mainly a catalog of leaks many fans had heard before and where the names or beats were changed but still used the original lyrics.
This album is still new to the list, but it holds a lot of fans' favorite unreleased songs at the time. Examples would be "Burn," "Cigarettes," "Rockstar In His Prime," "You Wouldn't Understand," and probably one of the most favorite songs in the community, "Sometimes."
Legends Never Die
This was Juice Wrld's first posthumous album after his death in December 2019. The album consisted of 22 songs and was realized seven months after his death on July 10, 2020. This album felt like a different vibe from the usual music he created. The album gave more of a poetic side to Juice as well as a melodic side as this album consisted of a lot of vocalizing and singing in a way.
The album came with a response of positive views, and according to Metacritic, they rated this album a 75/100 based on ten reviews. The difference with this album was that it was also released with many singles. Additionally, that meant we heard a decent amount of songs before the release.
This album did have some songs played on the radio and made big success on the music charts. Songs like "Righteous," "Come & Go," "Tell Me U Luv Me," and "Smile" made significant impacts. But "Wishing Well" was probably the most influential song on this album as it spoke about his hardships with drugs and needing help.
Future & Juice Wrld Present... Wrld on Drugs
Not much of an album, but more of a mixtape; this was Juice Wrld's only published collab "album." This mixtape was a joint effort between Juice Wrld and Future. Releasing on October 19, 2018, this mixtape can be considered underrated.
Even though this is a mixtape, this deserves a spot on the list, even if it's last. The style and charisma Juice had on this album were insane. Mixed with a legend like Future, with his well-known voice and vocals, making this a special mixtape. The chemistry these two had with each other was incredible.
This mixtape barely gets spoken about, but it has made some bangers and has had some decent success. Some songs to look at for would be "Jet Lag," "Fine China," "Realer N Realer," and "7 Am Freestyle."
Even after the death of Juice Wrld, he continues to push insane numbers and has a very loyal fanbase. Arguably when he features on an album, he puts in some maximum effort and helps push that song to popularity.
We will never know how his full potential, but he will always have a special place in the rap community.