The hitmaker took to Twitter to recall how he came across one of Juice’s songs a couple of years back, which he described at the time as “one of the best songs i had ever heard,” before reaching out to him on Instagram when the late rapper only had about 9,000 followers (compared to his current 12 million). By the time Blanco booked them a studio, Juice didn’t even have a record deal.
“…the first song we ever recorded tho was ‘real sh–,'” he wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread about their friendship on Tuesday. “it was the first time i saw his magic… the whole room dropped their jaws and watched him in awe… we knew we were in the room with a man who was going to change music forever…. he was an absolute genius to say the least but above all he was one of the kindest and most considerate people i have ever met… he was my friend… happy birthday juice… we miss u…”