Hear the new Juice Wrld and Eminem single ‘Lace It’
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Hear the new Juice Wrld and Eminem single 'Lace It'

A new posthumous single from Juice Wrld featuring Detroit legend Eminem, produced by Benny Blanco, has been released. The track entitled ‘Lace It’ addresses drug use and is a compelling listen.

On the new single, the rapper, who died of an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine in 2019, raps, “Roll it up, lace it, pop a few to chase it / I’m in my own Matrix, none of this shit makes sense.”

The verse from Eminem discusses addiction. The Detroit emcee (real name Marshall Mathers) had an addiction himself and had a relapse in 2009. In a haunting lyric, Mathers explained, “You pop some ecstasy first, it gets progressively worse / Try your best to reverse, unsuccessfully flirtin’ with certain death.”

Eminem concluded his verse by naming all of the musicians who have since died due to accidental overdoses, including the likes of Shock G, Lil Peep, ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard), Gangsta Boo, Pimp C, Prince, Michael Jackson, and finally Jarad (Juice Wrld) himself.

Earlier this year, Grade A Productions label executive Lil Bibby unveiled that the final posthumous Juice Wrld project was in the works. Taking to social media the mogul wrote, “The Last Juice WRLD Album is in the works. Let’s celebrate the life of Juice. No more mourning. I want everyone that Juice loved while he was here to help celebrate, especially his fans who he loved!”

Since he died in 2019, two posthumous Juice Wrld albums have been released. 2020’s ‘Legends Never Die ‘, and 2021’s ‘Fighting Demons’. On the latter, the late lyricist described himself as the “codeine Cobain” and, in an interview with No Jumper, revealed he began abusing narcotics after hearing it in the music of artists such as Future.

This month marks four years since the death of emo-rap icon Juice Wrld, who overdosed at age 21. This is not the first posthumous release with Eminem and the late rapper, who featured on the Detroit emcee’s 2020 single ‘Godzilla.’