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HBO Announces Release Dates For DMX And Juice WRLD Documentaries

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HBO has officially unveiled the release dates of its upcoming Music Box Series documentaries focusing on the late artists DMX and Juice WRLD.

DMX: Don’t Try to Understand is slated for a November 25 release and follows DMX after his prison release in 2019:

DMX: Don’t Try To Understand (November 25), directed by Christopher Frierson, focuses on a year in the life of rapper Earl “DMX” Simmons as he is released from prison in early 2019 and attempts to rebuild his career in the music industry and reconnect with family and fans. Unfolding in cinéma vérité style and with unfettered access, the film bears witness to a man searching for reinvention and redemption, striving to stay true to himself while reestablishing his roles as a father, an artist and an icon.”

Juice WRLD: Into the Abbys will premiere on December 16 and promises an “intimate” look at the tragically departed artist:

JUICE WRLD: Into The Abyss” (December 16), directed by Tommy Oliver, is an intimate and often eye-opening exploration of the life and all-too-short career of wunderkind rapper Juice WRLD, told primarily though verité, his prolific music making, and his freestyles. A dynamic, real-time account of the Chicago native who was already heading for superstardom and streaming supremacy by the time he was 18 courtesy of his breakout hit, “Lucid Dreams,” the film includes a wealth of never-before-seen footage, unreleased music, and dozens of industry interviews as it details Juice WRLD’s struggles to navigate his meteoric rise to fame, his drug use, and mental health issues.”

In April of 2020, Juice’s mother Carmela Wallace announced the establishment of the Live Free 999 Fund, which will receive additional support via Grade A and Interscope Records. The Live Free 999 Fund will honor the legacy of her son by supporting young people in their battles and to do so with love, joy, and emotional honesty.

Back in May, the labels celebrated the three-year anniversary of Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance with a special re-release of the album including two new songs, “734” and the long awaited “Lucid Dreams Remix” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. Goodbye is one of the most iconic bodies of work from the critically acclaimed and culturally adored artist. It was released in May 2018 and quickly set Juice WRLD apart for his introspective lyrics atop melodic production, jumpstarting his rapid ascent to global stardom.

Listen to the best of Juice WRLD on Apple Music and Spotify.

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