Two days after the two year anniversary of Juice WRLD’s untimely passing, the first Juice WRLD Day took place in his home city of Chicago inside the United Center and it was streamed online. Fans gathered to see special performances and hear speeches from the people that were closet to Juice, as well as to hear his newest posthumous album, “Fighting Demons.” The event was produced in partnership with the Live Free 999 Foundation and it was created to honor the life and legacy of the artist.
The MC of the event was DJ Mike P who was Juice WRLD’s touring DJ, as well as rapper and close Juice associate, G Herbo. He did an opening DJ set, playing some of Juice’s classics with the assistant of a choir. It got the fans in attendance ready for the guest performances.
There was a cool moment when a ‘Juice WRLD 999’ banner was raised into the raptors of the United Center. Other nice features included exclusive Juice WRLD Day merchandise and a unique bar menu that had special specialized cocktails. See the menu below
Before the performances got underway, the crowd got to hear from Carmela Wallace, Juice WRLD’s mother. She offered insight on how she was feeling at the time of her son’s untimely passing and said she’s past those difficult feelings, she says she just wants to be happy going forward.
Lyrical Lemonade founder, Cole Bennett, also offered kind words for Juice WRLD. Bennett shared stories about being on tour with him, Juice WRLD’s crazy work ethic and his love for making music. The Chicago-based creator even said Juice WRLD would have dominated a situation like the pandemic because of his love for being in a room and making songs.
Lucki was the first artist to perform on the night. Each artist got to perform two songs in order for the crowd to be able the new Juice WRLD posthumous album, Fighting Demons before it was released to the public. 24KGoldn shared how Juice WRLD is an inspiration to so many and won’t ever be forgotten by just “his presence in our playlists alone.”
Ski Mask The Slump God was being chanted for the entire night, he was accompanied on stage by DJ Scheme and they were followed up by Trippie Redd, who tore the United Center down in ten minutes. His presence had the fans and the other artists watching really connected to the show which Juice would have loved to see.
While they played through the new album, a live-action painter created four stunning portraits of Juice which created a unique listening experience in the event. Fans, influencers and artists all gathered at this event for their passion for Juice WRLD.