Someone’s going to come along debating the herculean thoughts Juice WRLD exhibits on “Make Believe,” thus forgetting the whole thing was a sordid thought bubble from the start.
He succeeds in encapsulating those feelings of rage that often lead to despondency in the long run. For a rapper pushing emo like it’s going out of style, that’s high praise let me tell you.
The team of Jahaan Sweet, TBHits & Boi-1da produced the eerily familiar beat to “Make Believe.” You can view it this way: Juice WRLD demands a simple execution of the sample board from his producers, every last one of them.
On “Make Believe” we get a modernization of the Stan Getz sample made famous in the Pharcyde’s “Runnin’,” oddly enough another record where the “soft boy” mechanics are put to use.
The only difference between the J Dilla-produced classic and “Make Believe” is the incantation of Eminem’s “Stan” giving way to an ominous updraft.
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