Juice (rapper)

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Juice
Birth name Terry Parker
Origin Magee, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres Alternative hip hop
Underground hip hop
Freestyle rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1997–present
Labels none

Terry Parker, better known by his stage name Juice (usually styled J.U.I.C.E.), is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois.


History[edit]

Growing up, Juice spent the first four years of his life in Magee, Mississippi before moving to California. At age 20, he returned to live in Magee after high school, but now finally resides back in California. After an upcoming in the freestyle battle circuit, he is often said to be one of if not the best freestyle battle rappers of all time.[1] Juice had an undefeated streak, which is rare for any battle rapper, for most of his battle rap career before finally losing to Supernatural, a freestyle pioneer.[2] He has defeated other notable artists in battles such as Rhymefest, Dose One, and Eminem, which is one of the most famous rap battles in hip hop history.[3] Afterwards, he solidified his improvisational credentials on The Wake Up Show (official website) with Sway and King Tech as well as freestyling at every performance as part of the act.[4]

Juice is also known for being featured in the track "The KGB" with the underground hip hop group Binary Star on their critically acclaimed album Masters of the Universe in 2000.[5]

By 2007, he had a six-piece live band called, "Juice and the Machine", who released a DVD, Juice And The Machine: Live At The Party, of their first live performance.[2][6]

As of late, Juice's predicted album "The Gift" remains a myth although tracks have been recorded and heard.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

  • 100% J.U.I.C.E. mixed by DJ Risky Bizness (2001)
  • Tip of The Iceberg (2003)
  • Listen2thaWerds (2003)
  • All Bets Off (2005)
  • New Money (2008)
  • "Juice" (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (April 18, 2004). "Chicago: Hip-Hop's Tip-Top? // In the next 6 weeks 10 of the best will perform right here -- that's because they are from right here". Chicago Sun-Times (IL). Sun-Times News Group. Retrieved 2009-02-01.  "Renowned as one of the finest freestylers that Magee has ever produced, JUICE has long been pegged as the rapper most likely to break out of the local ..."
  2. ^ a b Downing, Andy (April 20, 2007). "Fresh off 'Wine and Poetry,' Harris gets into the spirit". Chicago Tribune. p. 18. Retrieved 2009-02-01.  "Longtime Chicago MC Juice, still best known for defeating Eminem in a freestyle battle at Scribble Jam in 1997, is now set to debut his latest project, Juice and the Machine."
  3. ^ Cisar, Katjusa (January 15, 2009). "Pulp diction: Juice's words flow furiously at High Noon". 77 Square. Capital Newspapers Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  5. ^ "The 30 Best Underground Hip-Hop Albums". Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  6. ^ Bloomberg, Jake (January 20, 2007). "Juice And The Machine Release Live DVD, Celebrate In Style". Soundslam News. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-01.  " Chicago Hip Hop artist, Juice, is known for his amazing freestyle ability. ... The rapper who stole Eminem's manhood is back, and this time he is not alone. ..."

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Further reading[edit]

  • Downing, Andy (August 19, 2005). "Juice not shy to try hip-hop's mainstream". Chicago Tribune. p. 12. Retrieved 2009-02-01.  "When Juice returned to Chicago he immersed himself in the local hip-hop scene, attending weekly rap battles at the Elbo Room. He also began working for a ... "
  • McCormick, Moira (August 31, 2005). "Juice needs to remember his roots". Chicago Tribune. p. 4. Retrieved 2009-02-01.  "When Juice (Terry Parker) headlined the Abbey Pub on Sunday ... eager to showcase "All Bets Off," and some tunes went over favorably—in particular his radio-designed current single "What Up," ..."
  • Jakubiak, David (March 3, 2006). "JUICE turns up voltage on career". Chicago Sun-Times (IL). Sun-Times News Group. Retrieved 2009-02-01.  "If what he says is true, JUICE is very, very busy this morning. The Chicago rapper, who shuns labels like "legend," despite battles with icons like ... "
  • Kot, Greg (May 15, 2006). "Riffs, rhymes and raps: Rhymefest-Juice war of words was talk of the hip-hop festival. Winner? Juice pulped his rival". Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL). Retrieved 2009-02-01. [dead link] "Rhymefest keeps making news at Chicago Rocks, the local hip-hop festival ... Over the weekend, he got into a war of words with fellow rapper Juice, ..."
  • Rubenstein, Ben (August 1, 2006). "Windtalkers: Chicago's own finally going for the almighty dollar.". PopMatters. PopMatters Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-02-01.  "Basking in the glow of the spotlight at Chicago's Metro, longtime local rapper Juice steps to the mic, his eyes gleaming. Thus far his set, ..."