While Juice WRLD’s team has finally begun to rollout his upcoming HBO documentary — and its complementary album Fighting Demons — there appears to more posthumous work in the vault for both Juice and the late-XXXTENTACION.
In a recently posted conversation with XXX’s manager Solomon Sobande (@solomonsounds), an X community moderator reached out to Solomon to ask about any potential work from X in the near future. Low and behold, a “big collab with Juice” and an XXXTENTACION documentary are both reported to be “on the way” according the screenshotted messages, also revealing that this release will come alongside other tracks that never officially made it to digital streaming platforms.
While this isn’t the first time both X and Juice have been posthumously added onto songs with other artists, it will be interesting to see how two deceased artists — who have never met in real life — will bounce off of one another in a posthumously-created track. X’s team has handled Jahseh Onfroy’s legacy poorly in the past, releasing loads of unfinished work, a handful of albums and cashed in on deluxe versions that featured voice memos instead of bonus tracks. It remains to be seen how these posthumous works will be handled with Grade A and Bibby now supposedly involved.
Last week, Juice WRLD’s team released one of the most heavily-requested grails that the Juice community has been begging for for months. His manager and Grade A label founder Lil Bibby found the lost files for “Already Dead,” and is gearing up to release more music the late-Jarad Higgins in mid-December. With melancholy keys and heavy-hitting percussion, “Already Dead” serves as an eerily vulnerable reminder of Juice’s heartbreaking battle with addiction and depression — setting the tone Fighting Demons is sure to give off.
A pair of trailers for Into the Abyss were both shared last week, as the film is set for a Dec. 16 release date. Chris Long, Juice WRLD’s videographer, explained that the late rapper requested that he film everything — resulting in some shocking and potentially controversial footage. The film also took home the Audience Award for documentaries at the AFI Film Festival this past weekend.
Watch the trailer for Juice WRLD’s ‘Into The Abyss’ below!