“Can’t Die” by Juice WRLD
Juice WRLD, like many other rappers, came from an inner-city African-American community. More specifically he grew up in Chicago, which by all accounts possesses some of the most-violent Black neighborhoods in the entire United States. Accordingly he has seen many people pass away, mostly as the result of gun violence. And on this track he gets philosophical, noting that no matter how much he blows up he will never get to see his late homeys again.
Moreover the title of the track is based on the rapper asserting that he “can’t die” because he “never was alive”. And that statement for the most part also alludes to the depression he feels due to the death of his loved ones, in addition to sympathizing with others who are going through the same.
Summary: Juice acknowledges that no amount of success will compensate for the loved ones he lost along the way.
Morgan O’Connor and DY Krazy produced this track and are also acknowledged as its co-writers along with WRLD.
WRLD teased part of this song as a snippet a year before it was officially released on 10 July 2020. And it is one of the tracks on his “Legends Never Die” project. Actually said project is the late rapper’s maiden posthumous album.