Days away from the five-year anniversary of Juice WRLD’s debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance (May 23), Grade A Productions rang in greater remembrance of the late rapper with a pack of iconic tracks.
“Glo’d Up” and “No Good,” which initially circled the underground Juice community in 2018-19, finally found a place on streaming Thursday (May 18). Landing on the second GB&GR anniversary LP — adding both “734” and “Lucid Dreams (Remix)” with Lil Uzi Vert in 2021 — memorial tracks have become a trend from the Chicago-born icon’s camp.
The five-year celebration includes minor production tweaks to both “No Good” and “Glo’d Up” as well as all four music videos from the album (“Lucid Dreams,” “Lean Wit Me,” “All Girls Are The Same,” “Black & White”). Interestingly, GB&GR has never left the Billboard Top 200 chart since its release in 2018 (per @chartdata) — further immortalizing Juice’s star power.
Off the heels of The Party Never Ends reboot rollout, newly official songs like “The Light,” “Face 2 Face,” “Cigarettes,” “BYE BYE” and “In My Head” have been the precursor to Juice WRLD’s “final album.” According to Grade A founder Lil Bibby, “the last Juice WRLD album is in the works,” he wrote on Instagram in February. “We want this album to feel like a celebration… We miss you, we love you. 999 til the world ends.” The album’s release date has yet to be revealed.
Amid new music, Juice WRLD’s famed mural in Chicago’s West Loop not only “mysteriously vanished” in mid-April, but is set to undergo a rework, per the desire of its original artist Corey Pane. The mural was a revered staple within the community and a must-visit for any Juice fan, as local residents responded by starting an online petition to revive the piece, which touts nearly 250 signatures.
Goodbye & Good Riddance (2018) and Death Race For Love (2019) were the only two records Juice released whilst living. Posthumous work in Legends Never Die, Fighting Demons as well as an exclusive HBO documentary, “Into The Abyss,” shined a light on Juice WRLD’s ceaseless battle with addiciton, which ultimately took his life on Dec. 8, 2020 — nearly a week after his 21st birthday.
Listen to ‘GB&GR’ below!