We Celebrate Juice Wrld With ‘Legends’
“Legends” is a tribute song to late rappers XXXTENTACION and Lil Peep. The song was made in response to the passing of XXXTENTACION on June 18, 2018.
In the song, Juice analyzes on the current state of the world through what he perceives as confusing and dark. He also talks about how unexpected X’s death was and resurfaced the event of Lil Peep’s death on November 15, 2017.
In many ways, his response to XXXTentacion and Lil Peep’s death “Legends” feels like a fitting tribute. Especially given the eerily accurate moments of foreshadowing, in which Juice reimagines the “27 Club” as the “21 Club,” mirroring his own fate with startling accuracy. “We ain’t making it past 21,” he sings, over haunting production from TakeADayTrip and Russel Chen. Given the circumstances, it might not be easy to listen to “Legends,” but it remains notable in its prophetic nature. Perhaps someone will pick up where he left off and pen a similar tribute in his honor. Rest in peace, Juice WRLD.
What’s the 27 Club? We ain’t making it past 21
I been going through paranoia, so I always gotta keep a gun
Damn, that’s the world we live in now
Yeah, hold on, just hear me out
They tell me I’ma be a legend, I don’t want that title now
‘Cause all the legends seem to die out, what the fuck is this ’bout?
I’m tryna make it out, I’m tryna change the world
I’m tryna take her out, I’m tryna take your girl
More importantly, I’m tryna change the world
Maybe flex with some diamonds and pearls, yeah