After months of anticipation, Kid Laroi has finally unleashed his Juice WRLD collaborative track, “GO!”
The record, which leaked earlier this year on YouTube, was accompanied by an official music video directed by Steve Cannon. The visual begins with a clip of the late Juice saying he would contribute to the song as birthday gift to Laroi: “I can make a hit for your birthday. I'll give you a verse ...” Juice says. “That's like a $200,000 gift, lil bro.”
The teenage rapper spoke about his relationship with Juice during a February interview on No Jumper, revealing he was a fan of the rapper prior to meeting him in 2018.
“I just loved Juice and what he was doing. I wanted to be like that,” Laroi said. “I learned a lot of stuff from being around him and his process—how he records, moves, and that type of stuff. So I definitely did learn a lot, good things.”
Laroi also shared a heartfelt message to Juice just hours before the single's release.
“You took me all over the world on a f*cking private jet and showed me a whole different side of life that not many people get to see,” he wrote. “From all the months you let me live at your crib, to all the nights I spent watching and learning from you in the studio, to all the concerts and tours I got to witness. I got to learn from a real life legend. It’s not even in my character to write long ass shit like this but fuck it our song is about to come out and I just wanna say how much I wish you were here with me to enjoy this shit. we all love and miss you back here.”
“GO!” marks the first official collaboration between the Grade A artists. You can stream the single now on Apple Music and Spotify, and check out the official video above.
Laroi has been cranking out joint tracks throughout 2020, linking up with everyone from Lil Tecca (“Diva”), Lil Tjay (“Fade Away”), as well as Y2K, Blackbear, and Bankroll Hayden (“Go Dumb”).