Displaying his frustration with hackers Friday night (April 29), the Grade A founder tweeted out that there would be “no party this year” — directly referencing Juice’s upcoming posthumous album. Juice’s manager, Pete Jideonwo, echoed Bibby’s sentiment on Instagram — reposting Bibby’s tweet as a callout to all Juice leakers foiling the label’s plans for the project.
With a neverending stream of unreleased Juice WRLD music littered throughout third-party platforms like SoundCloud and Discord, Bibby and Grade A have been notoriously at odds with the community’s ceaseless leaking.
In a screenshot between a Juice fan account and Bibby, the Grade A founder previously threatened to cancel the project last month — which was shelved to make way for Juice’s latest album Fighting Demons in December 2021.
Regardless of Bibby’s tweet, it seems like fans can still bet on more music from the fallen icon in the near future, as “Off The Rip” — also known as “Gamble” — is rumored to make its official debut on digital streaming platforms. The high velocity Richie Souf-produced cut has been a longtime favorite in the underground Juice WRLD community.
Officially acknowledged in his gut-wrenching HBO documentary Into The Abyss, clips of Juice rapping the song and saying “this about to be on my next album” instantly went viral upon the documentary’s release.
After trending on Twitter (April 23), a fake Chart Data account initially broke the news of the track’s drop date for April 29, as neither Grade A nor Lil Bibby have confirmed the legitimacy of the release. However, both Bibby and Richie Souf tweeted about the existence of the record this past week, with Souf offhandedly revealing that “it’s coming.”
Soon after, fans immediately called on Bibby to bring the “Off The Rip” officially to DSPs. Excitedly discussing which artist would be the best feature alongside Juice, 21 Savage proved to be the favorite amongst users. There was also a group buy enacted for the the song this month, amassing a jaw-dropping $25,000 price tag. Bit of a “Gamble” it seems.
Since Fighting Demons dropped, Bibby has been slowly blessing fans with music from Juice’s unreleased vault — sharing “Cigarettes,” “Go Hard 2.0, “Sometimes” and a digital deluxe to the album (which added previously released tracks in “Legends” and “Rich and Blind”).
However, it’s apparent that the leakers will never stop, as both Legends Never Die and Fighting Demons contained a majority of previously leaked tracks. As TPNE sees its final days, it seems like future drops from Juice’s camp may be more of a wish than a certainty.
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