Two more previously unreleased Juice WRLD tracks, ‘Go Hard 2.0’ and ‘Cigarettes’, have been released.
The new tracks feature on the deluxe edition of his recent posthumous album, Fighting Demons, which arrived towards the backend of last year, and landed at number two on the Billboard 200. The record was announced alongside an eerie trailer that featured a speech from the late rapper.
Juice can be heard saying in the clip: “There was never really no filter in my head. Music kinda helps the situation pass. I have detachment – pretty much you feel detached from yourself all the time.
“Me talking about certain things could help somebody else through what they’re going through. If you feel like you could have anxiety and depression, they’re going to look at you like you’re crazy. That’s not how things should be, but that’s how it is, and that needs to change.”
Understandably, the reaction to releasing an abundance of material from Juice after his death has caused a backlash. His manager Peter Jideonwo previously defended their decision and said: “Everything about it is fire. We’re not just doing some basic music… we’re taking our time to craft a classic you’ll talk about for the next ten years.”
Meanwhile, Juice WRLD’s estate has confirmed that Fighting Demons’ vinyl release will arrive next week, but only 7500 will be on sale “due to COVID and serious supply chain issues”.
Check out the animated video for the two new tracks below.