“Him being vulnerable and him being this idol of mine, talking about how he’s sad too… I was like, ‘Wow, this is crazy’,” Jxdn said, adding that he felt a “connection” to the late artist.
Jxdn went on to recall the experience of going to see Juice WRLD live, saying that he was stood “eight feet away from the stage”.
“I remember he comes out and he starts playing his music, and I’m like, moshing, I’ve never felt feelings like this before,” he said. “There was a moment, and I have it tattooed on my arm, it’s a song called ‘Empty.’
“And he played it, and it was like 10,000 people saying the same thing because they were [empty]. And that made me take a step back and be like, ‘Music is really powerful. Is this what music is?’
“I told myself, ‘If he can do it, I know I have to try’.”
Speaking to NME early last year, Jxdn likened working with Travis Barker to “winning the lottery, and having the number one accountant in the world”. Check out the full video interview above.