Late rapper Juice WRLD’s hotly anticipated posthumous album “Legends Never Die” dropped Friday, prompting reports from fans that interest in the release caused his Spotify page to temporarily crash.
The rising star died of an accidental drug overdose six days after his 21st birthday in December.
But a collection of tracks he recorded before his death was compiled for the album, which was released just after midnight Friday morning.
The record opens with an emotional skit featuring audio of the star talking about anxiety and substance abuse, and sharing an encouraging message to fans.
“Music is just a beautiful thing, like I love myself so much, as far as the way I make music, the way God made me, the way God wired me to do the things that I do, and to change the world the way that I can,” he says in the track.
“Before I get up out of here, I wanna tell you that you can do anything you put your mind to, period.”