“Hate the Other Side” is the eighth track on Juice WRLD’s first posthumous album ‘Legends Never Die.’ The song explores topics of relationship struggles amidst the rise in fame and popularity. The song features vocals by The Kid LAROI and Polo G, and is produced by Marshmello.
‘Legends Never Die’ is Juice WRLD’s third studio album and was rumored to be titled ‘Outsiders.’ However, after Juice WRLD’s death in December 2019, the album title changed into its current title in retrospect of the artist’s legacy. Two singles released ahead of the album release, namely; “Righteous” and “Tell Me U Luv Me.” Two other promotional singles released days before the album release, namely; “Life’s A Mess” featuring Halsey and “Come & Go” featuring Marshmello. A note released along with the album mentions “We feel that this collection of 15 songs best represents the music Juice was in the process of creating… Juice dedicated his music to his fans and, now more than ever, we hope this album brings some reprieve to everyone during these unsettling times.”
On this track, Juice WRLD is expressing his concerns about love and the fine line that defines love and hate. The ‘other side’ in this song refers to the female gender as he raps; “I was taught to love my brothers and to hate the other side.” So it is no surprise that he has a crooked view towards love and his rise to fame is no help in finding true love.
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On the first verse, Polo G throws back to his beginnings when he had to resort to petty crimes to make ends meet. He talks about his gang affiliations and coming from nothing into a tycoon today.
On the second verse, The Kid LAROI also talks about hating the other side. A common theme throughout the song is these rapper’s preference of money over anything else. Anyone who is born into poverty and struggles would have one goal in their mind: money. Another common theme running through the lives of these rappers is their inability to move forward from their troublesome upbringings. It looks as if they dive straight into the midst of these skeletons from the past, into a bottomless well.
Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning breakdown on Genius.