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Juice Wrld‘s rise to stardom took place before our very eyes. Even after his tragic death due to an accidental overdose back in 2019, Juice is still a superstar, but it wasn’t always that way. An old Instagram Live, which shows him playing some of his music, is proof of that.

On Sunday (Nov. 15), a clip from a Juice Wrld IG Live, likely years before he became a household name, resurfaced on social media via the Instagram page HipHopNowTV. It’s unclear when the livestream actually took place, but the beloved Chicago rhymer is playing a song of his, which appears to be called “Latex,” to his 14 viewers.

“Back when #juicewrld wasn’t popping and previewed his music….Be patient wait your turn,” the caption reads.

While bopping his head to the track, a young Juice Wrld can be heard melodically rapping. “New girl, that’s cool/Old girl, old school/Pull up like Pampers/She don’t know her manners/My girl flyest/I’m fly, pilot/Two guns like Tomb Raider,” he rhymes.

It can be assumed that years after Juice hopped on Live that day to share a snippet of his track, which was never officially released, he dropped his breakout single “Lucid Dreams” in May of 2018. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the most streamed records that year. “Lucid Dreams” appears on his debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance.

From that point, Juice Wrld released a number of hits including “Lean Wit Me” and “Wasted” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. That same year, he teamed up with Future for the collaborative mixtape, Wrld on Drugs. Juice Wrld’s second solo album, Death Race for Love, dropped in March of 2019. Nine months later, he died at age 21.

Juice’s music lives on as his team posthumously released Legends Never Die this year. His close friend, Lil Bibby, who is also the co-owner of Grade A Productions, the parent label Juice was signed to via Interscope Records, also said last month that another Juice Wrld album is in the works.

Check out Juice Wrld’s “Latex” below.

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