In his short but powerful musical lifespan, Juice WRLD certainly made an impact with not only his solo tracks but his collabs. His distinct vocal sound and emo edge helped register a new genre-bending form of music, one that you could instantly recognise the minute a song started. From his work with entry-level stars to absolute pop legends, here are 10 of our favourite Juice WRLD collabs.
1. ‘Graduation’ – benny blanco
The 2019 hit, based off Vitamin C’s 2000’s smash ‘Graduation (Friends Forever),’ became arguably more loved for its music video than its catchy tune. With an array of some of our favourite celebs at the moment (such as Hailee Steinfeld, David Dobrik and Ross Butler), the music video hilariously paints a future for each character after high school, making us incredibly jealous that this wasn’t our graduating class.
2. ‘Wasted’ ft. Lil Uzi Vert
Off his debut 2018 album Goodbye & Good Riddance, ‘Wasted’ is Juice WRLD’s only hit (on the album) to include a feature. A clever play on the message that pops up after you die in the Grand Theft Auto games, the jaded trap beat sees Lil Uzi Vert and Juice WRLD blend together perfectly and bring new layers of oomph to hip-hop.
3. ‘Hate Me’ – Ellie Goulding
The 2019 single, off Goulding’s upcoming album Brightest Blue, sees the British star turn to Juice WRLD for a moodier, darker approach. Tapping into a toxic breakup, (a topic Juice WRLD was pretty familiar with) both Goulding and Juice WRLD dare an ex to go ahead and say everything mean they’ve ever wanted to and forget they ever dated.
4. ‘Without Me’ – Halsey
Jumping on the remix to one of Halsey’s biggest songs, and certainly one of the biggest songs of 2018/2019, Juice WRLD brings more life to the hit with his verse. A close friendship, Halsey and Juice WRLD were longtime collaborators (she appears twice on his posthumous album Legends Never Die) and Halsey was even one of the first artists to bring recognition to Juice WRLD’s name.
5. ‘Roses’ – benny blanco ft. Brendon Urie
Bringing a new face to emo pop, veteran Brendon Urie teamed up with Juice WRLD and benny blanco to deliver the 2018 trap emo hit. Taking inspiration from the classic “roses are red, violets are blue” poem, both stars explore their personal relationships and heartbreak and, surprisingly, sound effortless together.
6. ‘Fine China’ – Future
The lead single from the duo’s 2018 collaborative mixtape WRLD on Drugs, ‘Fine China’ is a bubbling, catchy bop that remains one of the most light-hearted and fun tracks Juice WRLD has ever made. Both rappers pay tribute to their significant others, comparing them to luxury (fine china) and essentially drooling over their love.
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7. ‘Yacht Club’ – Lil Yachty
Off Lil Yachty’s 2018 album Nuthin’ 2 Prove, ‘Yacht Club’ is a catchy club mix that sees Lil Yachty and Juice WRLD have a back-and-forth conversation about a girl they’re seeing. The collaboration between both stars helped to drive the new sound of hip-hop they each were pushing into the mainstream, and it ended up becoming one of Lil Yachty’s most popular songs.
8. ‘Bandit’ ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again
The final song released before Juice WRLD’s unexpected death in December 2019, ‘Bandit’ became the rapper’s second highest charting hit following his 2018 breakthrough ‘Lucid Dreams.’ Enlisting the help of Youngboy NBA, Juice WRLD turned a track about stealing a girl’s heart into an unbelievable tune.
9. ‘ON GOD’ ft. Young Thug
Off his 2019 sophomore album Death Race for Love, Juice WRLD teamed up with Young Thug to boast about his wealth and success, and how he’ll always pay for whatever his girl needs. Over a looped trap beat, both rappers promise to stay on their grind and continue being the best at what they do.
10. ‘Tell Me U Luv Me’ – ft. Trippie Redd
The second single off Juice WRLD’s posthumous Legends Never Die, ‘Tell Me U Luv Me’ is an emotional devotion to his last girlfriend Ally Lotti. Released on her birthday, the music video sees clips of Juice WRLD and Lotti together as well as Lotti singing along to a few of Juice WRLD’s lines. A track with a whole lot of weight behind it, it certainly is one of the best Juice WRLD has ever written.