Juice WRLD Chicago Mural To Be Replaced

The late rapper will be honored with a replacement after the previous mural was painted over.

BYNoah Grant
Juice WRLD Chicago Mural To Be Replaced

Juice WRLD fans can rest easy now. Many were upset by the mural of the late artist being painted over. However, they can find solace in today's news. According to TMZ, a new mural paying tribute to him is in the works. The person who painted over the original mural has still not been identified. According to the late rapper's manager, Peter Jideonwo, he and the family are still unaware of who removed the beloved cultural landmark.

Since it was unveiled in 2020, thousands of fans traveled to Chicago to see the original mural. It was created in memory of Juice WRLD after he died from an overdose in December 2019. The artwork was commissioned by the 999 Squad for $50,000 and was painted by artist Corey Pane. Despite being in the early stages of planning, Peter and Juice's team are considering how to make the new installation even better. Additionally, they want to make sure to protect it from potential vandalism or accidents. As such, they are considering the possibility of a life-sized statue or a mural that would be covered for protection.

Juice's Continuing Legacy

Juice WRLD poses with a sculpture of himself at Spotify's RapCaviar Pantheon at Brooklyn Museum on April 02, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. <br>(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Spotify)

Despite his untimely death, Juice WRLD has continued to achieve significant accomplishments in his music career. Last month, it was revealed that the rapper had surpassed 30 billion streams on Spotify alone. This achievement solidified his status as one of the most streamed artists of all time. One can only imagine how many streams Juice has when you include other platforms such as Apple Music and YouTube. Recently, Juice’s close friend and collaborator, Cole Bennet, celebrated a personal milestone in their careers by sharing on Instagram that the first music video he ever shot for Juice had reached 300 million views on YouTube.

Juice’s death was a huge blow to the music industry and community at large as he seemed to be one of the fastest-rising stars in the industry. Since passing, the rapper’s music has only become more popular. In 2021, the RIAA announced that the rapper had posthumously received 50 new platinum and gold song certifications. His 2018 single “Lucid Dreams” has gone 9x platinum. The rapper also currently holds the record for the highest number of streams per song on Spotify. Stay tuned to HNHH for the latest updates on Juice's accomplishments and the new tribute planned in Chicago.


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