Remembering Juice WRLD, See the Setlist From Last Show Ever in AU

Chicago-born rapper Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, died on Sunday after having a seizure at Chicago's Midway Airport, according to a report from TMZ.
The 21-year-old's career was just coming to fruition. His era-defining SoundCloud smash hit "Lucid Dreams" – which heavily samples Sting’s 1993 song, "Shape of My Heart" – propelled him to stardom in 2018, eventually earning a spot at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
With his off-the-cuff rhyming and hook-heavy songs, Juice WRLD quickly became an icon of the SoundCloud generation, blending genres with his melodic flows, with a list of influences ranging from Kanye West and Travis Scott to Megadeath and Billy Idol.
But much like fellow emo rap trailblazers Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, the budding star met his demise too soon.
His passing comes on the heels of his Death Race For Love Tour, which is chilling in itself. The tour came in support of his recent sophomore album of the same name, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts back in March.
Even more chilling, though, are the details of his final performance.
Last month, Juice WRLD was wrapping up a series of shows in New Zealand and Australia. On November 30, just a little over a week before he died, he performed a 20-song set at Spilt Milk Ballarat in Victoria Park.
He played fan-favorites like "Fast," "Lucid Dreams" and "Lean Wit Me," and also included a few songs he's featured on, like Travis Scott's "No Bystanders" and Benny Blanco's "Graduation."
During his set, he dedicated the song "Legends" off his EP Too Soon... to those lost. Even more eerie? The lyrics.
"What's the 27 Club?" he rapped, referring to the list of iconic celebrities who died at 27 years old. "We ain't making it past 21."
See the setlist and some videos of his final performance below:
Juice Wrld
Juice Wrld, "Lucid Dreams"
Juice WRLD, "Robbery" snippet
Fans, in disbelief, have been desperately clinging to one of the rapper's old tweets from 2017 that read, "My goal is to get overly famous, shine for a couple years.. then fake my own death."
But unfortunately, it's true. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 3:14 am, and the Cook County Medical Examiner is expected to perform an autopsy at some point today.
His label, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, released a statement saying in part:
"Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time. He was a gentle soul, whose creativity knew no bounds, an exceptional human being and artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else. To lose someone so kind and so close to our hearts is devastating."
The rapper was only two years out of high school when he died, and just recently celebrated his 21st birthday.
He graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School, just outside Chicago, in 2017, where he was recognized for his musical talents.
A spokesperson from the school said, "He was a caring and outgoing person who always tried to reach out to others while at the same time, he was introspective and had a great sense of humor.”
Many people are lamenting on the many early deaths of young artists these days. Drake took to Instagram, writing: "I would like to see all the younger talent live longer and I hate waking up hearing another story filled with blessings was cut short."
Drake on Instagram
Juice WRLD was on the come up, and was praised for all the promise he'd shown. He leaves behind an incredible legacy filled with that promise: promise forever lost and promise unfulfilled.
Rest in peace, Jarad Higgins.

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Last updated: 6 Aug 2020, 22:00 Etc/UTC