Dance music’s workaholic stepdad, Diplo, revealed some noteworthy updates in an interview with Complex during Super Bowl Weekend. He spoke on his recent performance as an accessory on the Grammys front alongside Lil Nas X, by way of the mega-hit “Old Town Road,” which Diplo remixed. He also touched on Instagram flexing, working at public schools in Philly, Popeyes chicken sandwiches, touring in Greenland, cooling off after shows, and unheard works with the likes of Juice Wrld, Trippie Redd, 6ix9ine, and XXXTentacion.
A master of modern A&R, bridging multiple genre gaps for his Mad Decent label, he referenced his California EP where he collaborated with Trippie Red, Lil Yachty, Lil Xan, and more. He mentioned losing steam over the past few years after many of the aforementioned rappers suffered untimely deaths.
Since parting ways, the members of One Direction have all carved out their own place in the pop music firmament. Zayn Malik split before the British boy band’s final album, 2015’s Made In The A.M., and immediately banished himself to some hyper-sexualized adult contemporary netherworld. Niall Horan became a folksy soft-rocker … More »
Juice WRLD‘s death has been ruled an accidental overdose according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The full autopsy and toxicology report, which attributes the overdose to oxycodine and codeine, had not yet been released to the public on Jan. 22, when the office announced the artist’s cause of death. The office noted that the report was not yet complete and could therefore not be made public. However, the report could be released to the public as early as Jan. 23, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Juice WLRD, born Jarad A. Higgins, died on Dec. 8, 2019 after he suffered convulsions and went into cardiac arrest at the Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Upon searching the rapper’s and companions’ luggage for drugs and guns at the Atlantic Aviation hangar at the airport, Chicago police and federal agents reportedly uncovered 41 “vacuum-sealed” bags of marijuana and six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup.
The search also yielded two 9 mm pistols and a .40-caliber pistol, as well as a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets. Two of Juice WRLD’s security guards were subsequently charged with misdemeanors for illegal possession of the guns and ammunition.
When asked by police if the rapper had any medical issues or had taken anything, Juice WRLD’s girlfriend told officials that he took Percocet and “had a drug problem,” the Tribune reports. Juice WRLD was 21-years-old.
Juice WRLD’s death has been ruled an accidental overdose. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office issued a statement today that said the rapper “died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity,” as Rolling Stone reports. More »
A week ago, Juice WRLD died at the age of 21 after suffering from seizures at Chicago’s Midway Airport. This past weekend, Juice WRLD was scheduled to perform as one of the headliners at the Los Angeles version of the Rolling Loud festival. Rather than finding a replacement performer or shuffling the schedule … More »
A year ago, Juice WRLD asked a rhetorical question: “What’s the 27 Club?” And then: “We ain’t making it past 21.” The we there is crucial. Juice WRLD asked that question, and gave his own heavy-hearted answer, on the song “Legends.” He released it in June of 2018, the day after the murder of XXXTentacion. More »
Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s best … More »