A new posthumous track from Juice WRLD arrived on Wednesday to mark what would have been the late rapper’s 22nd birthday. Titled “Real S**t,” the single is produced by Benny Blanco.
After the single was released on streaming services, Blanco offered some background in a lengthy post on Instagram. He wrote that he first connected with Juice WRLD over Instagram after a friend introduced him to his music.
The two agreed to meet up and entered the studio together before Chicago rapper even had landed a record deal. The first song that Blanco and Juice made together was “Real S**t,” and they went on to make five more during the initial session, including the popular track “Roses.”
“Real S**t” is expected to be part of Juice WRLD’s second posthumous album that was recently confirmed by rapper and record executive Lil Bibby. Juice’s first posthumous release, Legends Never Die, arrived back in July, just six months after his tragic death.
The album received positive reviews from the critics and went on to be a charts hit. It debuted at the top of US Billboard 200 charts while also reaching number one in the United Kingdom and Canada.