Juice WRLD's Top 10 Guest Verses: Critic's Picks

Juice WRLD tragically passed away on Sunday (Dec. 8). The Chicago native reportedly suffered a seizure in the Chi's Midway airport following a flight from California.

Juice -- born Jarad Higgins -- had so much more to give in his time as an artist. In addition to the pair of albums he dropped, the 21-year-old was no stranger to collaborating with his friends around the industry. With an ability to effortlessly lay verses over songs in just about any genre, Juice WRLD was a popular choice to glide onto others' records. In the past, he lent lent his evocative croon to create versatile collabs alongside artists ranging from BTS to Ellie Goulding to Benny Blanco. 

Whenever the Interscope signee stepped into the booth, he always had one goal in mind. "Helping people through their own situations is one of the whole points of why I make music because I know how it feels," Juice told Billboard in 2018.

As we continue to remember the life of Juice WRLD, take a look at some of our favorite assists from the late rapper. 

10. Halsey feat. Juice WRLD, "Without Me" (Remix)   

Just days after landing her first solo No. 1, Halsey celebrated by having Juice WRLD bless the remix -- which actually had special meaning behind it, as Juice was one of the people to reach out and help raise her spirits during the events that led to "Without Me" transpired. The singer-rapper delivers another vulnerable verse questioning his emotions. "I'm sad inside, but I know it's for the best, right?" he asks.

9. Lil Durk feat. Gunna & Juice WRLD, "Don't Talk to Me" (Remix)

Lil Durk went back into "Don't Talk to Me" after Signed to the Streets III's release and added Juice Wrld's verse to the track alongside Gunna to form a pugnacious trio. Juice takes the track to another level with a brash assist that made the delay worth the wait for fans. "I'm on top right now, gettin' top from a thot, can't talk right now," Juice speedily raps.

8. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie feat. Juice WRLD, "Demons and Angels" 

We have a case of the guest stealing the show here, people. It seems as if this was a Juice WRLD record that he gifted to Boogie. Juice sets the tone with a menacing chorus over starry production, before setting the stage for Boogie to take the baton for a hostile verse. The late artist warns his foes to not cross him unless they're ready to deal with what could be violent repercussions.

7. Kodak Black feat. Juice WRLD, "MoshPit" 

"MoshPit" seemed to fly under the radar on Kodak's Dying To Live 2018 album, which could be in part due to Kodak saying the track wasn't "one of his favorites." With some push, the bubbly tune probably should've made waves on a mainstream level. Juice follows Kodak's lead and ties together a lawless verse that namedrops Jeffrey Dahmer, Peter Parker, and Paul Revere.

6. Trippie Redd feat. Juice WRLD, "1400 / 999 Freestyle" 

Following a number of social media teasers, Trippie and Juice linked up for the "1400 / 999 Freestyle" on the third installment of Trip's A Love Letter to You series. Juice WRLD shows off his masterful freestyling ability, as he puts his speedy lyrical prowess on display by besting Trippie on his own 808-driven track, with an array of drug-laced and confident rhymes. 

5. Lil Tecca feat. Juice WRLD, "Ransom (Remix)" 

After Lil Tecca burst onto the scene with "Ransom," which held strong in the top 10 of the Hot 100 for much of 2019, he decided to give the track a new life by teaming up with Juice WRLD for the official remix, prior to his We Love You Tecca major-label debut in August. Juice invades the beat to narrate his triumphant rags-to-riches story, from aspiring SoundCloud rapper to mainstream superstar. "Feel like yesterday I was just watching Fresh Prince (Uh)/ Now the crib look like Bel-Air, RIP to Uncle Phil," he rhymes.

4. Benny Blanco & Juice WRLD, "Graduation"

Benny Blanco and Juice WRLD connected to bring a new tune for schools to play at their moving-up ceremonies, as the pair reworked late-'90s Vitamin C classic "Graduation (Friends Forever)," which has become synonymous with middle and high school graduations across the United States. Juice gets candid while reflecting on his days roaming the halls, and even gloats at the classmates who didn't think he'd make it.

3. Lil Yachty feat. Juice WRLD, "Yacht Club" 

Lil Yachty and Juice WRLD's friendship finally seeped into the booth when the laid-back duo linked up for "Yacht Club" on Boat's Nuthin' 2 Prove album. The pair trade off bar-for-bar about the women in their lives, as Yachty actually takes note of Juice's wild antics and responds like he would in conversation. Boat told Billboard in 2018 that he was sitting on a finished joint project between him and Juice, which we hope sees the light of day at some point in the future. 

2. Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD, "Hate Me" 

Goulding put the pain of a failed relationship on wax with "Hate Me," and once she played the record for Juice, he related to the sorrow, and wanted to become involved. Juice continued the song's theme by reveling in the loathsome actions of an ex ("You hate me because I don't let you play no mind games"). With heartbreak always popping up in his emo rap lyrics, the 21-year-old's agonizing warble made for a smooth transition alongside the British pop star. 

1. Ski Mask the Slump God feat. Juice WRLD, "Nuketown" 

"Nuketown" showcases Juice WRLD at his best. The Los Angeles transplant matched Ski Mask and the song's aggressive energy with an abrasive assist, which borders on the duo dabbling in screamo on the track. With this only being their first studio collab, there's no telling what other greatness was on the horizon. "Desert Eagle, take his head off, make it fly like a comet," Juice raps in a rage.


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