Fine China (Future and Juice Wrld song)

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"Fine China"
Future and Juice Wrld – Fine China.png
Single by Future and Juice Wrld
from the album Wrld on Drugs
ReleasedOctober 15, 2018
Format
RecordedJuly 2018
GenreTrap
Length2:22
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Future singles chronology
"No Shame"
(2018)
"Fine China"
(2018)
"Crushed Up"
(2019)
Juice Wrld singles chronology
"Wasted"
(2018)
"Fine China"
(2018)
"Armed and Dangerous"
(2018)

"Fine China" is a song by American rappers Future and Juice Wrld, released as the lead single on October 15, 2018 by Epic from the duo's collaborative mixtape Wrld on Drugs (2018). It was written by the two and produced by Wheezy, Psymun and SinGrinch.[1] It was also released on the same day Juice Wrld released "Armed and Dangerous".

Composition[edit]

The song was composed in a studio session between Future and Juice Wrld in July 2018.[1] The song is a poppy trap song with an upbeat instrumental track and melodic vocals delivered by Juice Wrld,[2][3] who begins the song with a "sultry" chorus containing lines like "Tell her that she beautiful everyday, I remind her/Then I jump in the pussy like a lake, I'm a diver". Future then delivers rhymes about traveling to the various planets of the Solar System with his girlfriend.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

"Fine China" was called a "light and bouncy attempt at a bombastic love song" and a "syrupy-sweet party record" by Spin.[4] Billboard summarized the song as the "woozy rhymers detail[ing] various experiences regarding their love life over hard-hitting production",[1] with Rap-Up labeling the collaboration a "celebration" of the rappers' girlfriends,[5] and XXL also noting it is an "ode to each rapper's significant other".[3] Noisey deemed the song "smooth" and "wrapped in punchy basslines", as well as a "marriage of two misery-inclined artists".[6] Uproxx opined that the track is an "inventive new flex" with "trunk-rattling production".[7]

Writing for Rolling Stone, Charles Holmes called the song "kinda fun" and an "upbeat sugar rush", but questioned Juice Wrld's lyrics and his "strained" voice, writing that the hook "Shawty like a thousand dollar plate of fine china" is a "baffling metaphor".[8] Ultimately he said it is a "fine collaboration that could've been a good one" if edited down to remove the "insulting fat" of the track.[8] Various publications, including Pitchfork noted Juice Wrld's line "So if she leaves, I'ma kill her, oh, she'll die/Did I say that out loud? I'm so crazy about mine" as problematic, with Pitchfork calling it "completely wince-worthy and tasteless" and saying it "highlights the very real scenario of women being killed by their partners after they choose to leave them".[9]

Music video[edit]

Juice Wrld shared a photo of himself and Future wearing shiny silver suits in a desert setting to Instagram, which was called a "tease" and a behind-the-scenes look at what was thought to be the upcoming music video for the track. However, it turned out the clip was for the Wrld on Drugs deep cut, 'No Issues'.[10][11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 85
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 61
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 24
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 54
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[16] 9
Norway (VG-lista)[17] 37
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[18] 91
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 54
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 55
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 26
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[22] 14
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[23] 26

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[24] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Saponara, Michael (October 15, 2018). "Future Connects With Juice WRLD for New Song 'Fine China': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Kaye, Ben (October 15, 2018). "Stream Future and Juice WRLD – 'Fine China' | New Music". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Barry, Peter A. (October 15, 2018). "Future and Juice Wrld "Fine China"". XXL. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Daramola, Israel (October 15, 2018). "Future & Juice WRLD – 'Fine China': Listen". Spin. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "New Music: Future & Juice WRLD – 'Fine China'". Rap-Up. October 15, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Weekes, Jabbari (October 15, 2018). "Oh Boy, Future and Juice WRLD Team for the Extremely Smooth "Fine China"". Noisey. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Williams, Aaron (October 15, 2018). "Future And Juice WRLD 'Fine China' Is An Inventive New Flex". Uproxx. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Holmes, Charles (October 15, 2018). "Future and Juice WRLD Release New Collaboration 'Fine China'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Alston, Trey (October 16, 2018). "'Fine China' by Future / Juice WRLD Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Murphy, Sarah (October 15, 2018). "Future and Juice WRLD Join Forces for 'Fine China'". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  11. ^ Montgomery, Sarah Jasmine (October 16, 2018). "Future and Juice WRLD Link Up for 'Fine China'". Complex. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  12. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #496". auspOp. October 27, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Future & Juice Wrld – Fine China" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  14. ^ "Future Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Future". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  16. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 29, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Future & Juice Wrld – Fine China". VG-lista. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  18. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201843 into search. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Future & Juice Wrld – Fine China". Singles Top 100. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "Future Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  22. ^ "Future Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  23. ^ "Future Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  24. ^ "American single certifications – Future & Juice Wrld – Fine China". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 15, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.