Juice WRLD’s mother, Carmella Wallace, has said that fans leaking the late rapper’s music are being “disrespectful.”
Talking to XXL On fans leaking tracks online, Wallace explained how she “gets that they loved him” and his music, but that “there is a proper way to do it.”
“Let us give you our best,” he said. “Filtered music is not necessarily clean music. It just leaked, not finished. It’s kind of disrespectful for him to filter his music that way. “
He went on to add that he knows the leaked music “isn’t going anywhere. We can do our part and put out good music. He made a lot of good music. “
On Soundcloud, there are numerous leaked Juice WRLD track playlists that are updated daily, many with over a hundred previously unreleased songs.
Juice WRLD (real name Jarad Higgins) died in 2019 from an accidental drug overdose. His label Grade A Productions releases music from the rapper. In December, his heirs released Juice WRLD’s second posthumous album, ‘Fighting Demons’, to mark the second anniversary of his death.
In a four-star review of the record, NME wrote: “It’s a rare thing: a posthumous album, carefully crafted, that deepens an artist’s narrative.”
It followed ‘Legends Never Die’ which was released in July 2020.
Earlier this month, HBO released a documentary covering Higgins’s rise as Juice WRLD, titled Into the abyss. In addition to his pioneering career in rap, the film addressed Higgins’s struggle with mental illness and how during his short time in the limelight, he became “a therapist for millions of children” and “a voice for that generation. “.
After Higgins’ death, Wallace established a youth charity fund to help young people facing mental health challenges.
Speaking about Live Free 999 in a recent interview, he said the organization’s goals were to “just normalize the conversation about mental health” and “remove the stigma” of seeking help for mental illness.
Live Free 999 operates a free and confidential 24/7 crisis text line, “where if they need help, they have someone to talk to, where they are not being judged,” Wallace said.
“I think people just need to feel comfortable talking that they themselves are not well and that is a good way,” he continued. “We have seen a large number of members of the African American male community responding to that text crisis line and therefore it is a big problem.”