Juice WRLD's tragic death hasn't stopped his music from being released at a regular clip, but unlike most posthumous rap careers, the songs are usually sturdy and feel true to the artist's vision. Last week saw the release of "Bad Boy," a great collaboration with Young Thug produced by Pi'erre Bourne, and today South Florida hip-hop staple DJ Scheme has shared "Buck 50" featuring bars from Juice.
It doesn't take long for all the elements of the song to fall into place — Scheme's beat blends vintage funk sounds with the vibe of an underwater palace's ballroom, and Juice glides through the sounds with confidence. His melodies are tight, but his lyrics are witty and tailored as well ("It's three strikes in this game of life, but I ain't worried, I'm Barry Bonds" is a personal favorite) The guitar solo that ends the song is especially poignant, a fittingly epic conclusion to the rousing display of skill we just heard. The track is streaming below, and it's taken from the deluxe edition of Scheme's album FAMILY, out today.