The hip hop community has been reeling with the tragic death of Juice WRLD, who sadly passed away at Chicago’s Midway Airport at age 21, and the Mile High City is already coming through with pieces of art that remember the hugely popular artist. Kent Washington and Sysco Yola have come together for RIP JUICE WRLD (Freestyle), a high energy track that highlights both Washington and Yola’s impressive lyrical abilities alongside their smooth yet potent flows over the classic Syphilis beat. With the song coming together in such a short period of time, it was obvious that these two MCs weren’t trying to make the most polished track possible, but instead wanted to channel the passion and energy that they felt after the day’s events. For some further insight into the track’s making, here is a quote from Washington’s Instagram story:
“This track was therapy for Sysco and I. I wasn’t trying to make a pretty, polished record. Too punk for that. This was about creative expression and channeling the same energy that Juice WRLD & Ski Mask brought on that record. Very happy that we turned up on it. Very happy I was able to scream on the track and let everything out. LOTS of incredible energy in the studio when recording this. People are hurting everywhere. I pray that everyone finds their way. We’re in this together and it’s okay to be hurt. ALSO understand that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Hold on, we got this. Hope you all enjoy. Love you all.”
Listen to this cathartic track below, and R.I.P. to Juice WRLD.