Goddamn. Juice WRLD, who's currently got three tracks hanging out in the Billboard Hot 100, didn't waste a single line of this latest freestyle.
Stopping by Big Boy's Neighborhood ahead of his show at the Novo in Los Angeles, WRLD went off the top over Drake's Take Care-era classic "Headlines." Penicillin, Tom Cruise, Lil Uzi Vert, Jay-Z, and Dennis Rodman are among the shout-outs immediately apparent on first listen. Catch the full clip up top.
Speaking with Complex last month on his seemingly quick rise to major label-level stardom and his wide range of influences, WRLD detailed the inspiration behind the heartbreak-heavy vibes of his debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance. "Man, [I was listening to] anything from Drake to Bullet For My Valentine," he said. "This is so funny, actually. I was listening to Back From The Dead 2, by Sosa." For the uninitiated, here's a popular Bullet cut:
Ultimately, WRLD added, he just wants his debut to make fans happy. "I like making people happy with my music," he said. "I like giving people a good time with my music."
Friday, hours before he takes the stage at Novo, WRLD will appear at the Yekim shop on Melrose for a special pop-up experience that's sure to do exactly that. The pop-up runs from noon to 7 p.m. WRLD will be on-site between 1 and 3 p.m. More info can be found below: