The late rapper’s estate has released the fifth-anniversary version of Goodbye & Good Riddance, his multi-platinum first album. The album, released at midnight on Friday, featured singles including “Lucid Dreams,” “Wasted,” “Lean wit Me,” and “All Girls Are the Same.” Both “No Good” and “Glo’d Up,” co-produced by Lil Bibby, “Take a Daytrip,” and “Russ Chell,” are new additions to this effort, including two more songs from the three-year anniversary version.
Indeed, Juice WRLD’s legacy continues.
Announcing the release, Bibby and Juice’s manager, Peter Jideonwo, addressed the press, saying,
“We hope the fans enjoy the new music and use it in a way to keep Juice’s legacy alive, and we hope to keep doing that,” “New music coming soon.”
It’s difficult to hear the opening guitar of “No Good” without instantly conjuring up “Lucid Dreams,” Juice WRLD’s biggest song, but that’s not necessarily negative. Juice’s voice sounded great with guitars, and that melodicism is still present and kicking in this song, which is part of what made his claim to “rock star” status so compelling. Juice WRLD uses a rhythm from “Take A Daytrip” for “Glo’d Up,” which allows him to deliver pained flexes with a steely and ethereal presence.
The re-release of Goodbye & Good Riddance is the most recent in a steady stream of posthumous Juice WRLD releases after the rapper passed suddenly in December 2019 following an unintentional drug overdose. The rapper’s posthumous albums “Legends Never Die” and “Fighting Demons” was released; this year’s “The Party Never Ends,” the third and ostensibly last full-length Juice WRLD production, is scheduled for release soon.
An approximately five-year gap separates Juice’s seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport from the Goodbye & Good Riddance anniversary celebration. After being taken urgently to a local hospital, the 21-year-old Chicago rapper was eventually declared dead. Juice died from a codeine and oxycodone overdose, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The 999 Club and NTWRK are working together to present a unique pop-up event to celebrate the project’s anniversary. Exclusive products, collaborations, new song releases, and never-before-seen Juice videos will all be part of the three-day immersive experience. From May 19 to 21, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., a pop-up event will occur at 433 N. Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles, California.
“We are incredibly excited to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of Juice WRLD’s monumental album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, through this immersive pop-up experience,” “This event will bring fans closer to Juice WRLD’s artistry, allowing them to celebrate his legacy while listening to new music, exploring exclusive collaborations, and immersing themselves in his captivating world.”