Even though he's not here to experience the joy attached to earning such an achievement, we know that XXXTentacion would have been ecstatic to find out his highly-celebrated album ? is currently spending its hundredth week on the Billboard 200. The body of work is generally viewed as his most complete project, serving as his final studio album before he was tragically murdered in Florida. Since his death, two albums have been released posthumously under his name, but both of them were criticized for sounding unfinished by fans of the late artist.
There has been no shortage of post-death XXXTentacion music as the Florida rapper popped up on two different Lil Wayne albums, a Lil Pump single, a collaboration with Trippie Redd, and more. He remains one of the most controversial subjects in recent hip-hop history, with fans divided about how to tackle the topic of his life, legacy, and death. A large number of X supporters have attempted to erase his controversial past but the memories brought forth by his alleged actions against his ex-girlfriend, and his treatment of the LGBTQ+ community, are still very problematic.
Congratulations to the estate of XXXTentacion, who have been working hard to preserve the legacy of the late Jahseh Onfroy.
Trippie Redd Gets Emotional While Discussing Friendship With XXXTentacion
He also recounted where he was when he found out his friend had died.
The numbers are in for Trippie Redd’s recent release ! which, according to Akademiks, sold 51K units within the first week. ! was a much different sound than fans were used to, and since its release, there has been some controversy regarding the removal of the track “They Afraid of You” featuring Playboi Carti. When he caught up with us recently, he wouldn’t give us a direct answer as to why fans can no longer find the song on Apple, TIDAL, or Spotify, but nevertheless, the mystery didn’t take away from !‘s success.
The Midwest rapper recently chopped it up with Complex to discuss the record and during the dialogue, Trippie got a tad emotional when his late friend XXXTentacion came up in the conversation. The pair had a convoluted history as they were once rivals, but they were able to settle their differences and became good friends and even collaborators.
Trippie shared that he titled his album ! in tribute to XXXTentacion’s ?. “Literally, right before I went [to jail], Jah had sent in the ‘F*ck Love’ track and we had talked to each other,” Trippie said. “We had good words for each other. At the end of the day, we always used to argue and sh*t. We was like some little ass girls. [laughs] But we always made up from our arguments. The last argument was very serious but we ended up getting past it and sh*t.
“I got locked up, and then like the day I got out, that sh*t happened,” he said of XXXTentacion’s murder. “Like literally, I’m driving to my lawyer office, and I just don’t feel the vibe or the energy. It’s like, I’m gettin’ outta jail and I could just feel something was wrong. And everybody knew it, they knew I felt that way, ’cause somebody that just got out of jail would be happy. I wasn’t really happy at all, I was just feeling weird. And we got to the building and sh*t, my lawyer son came up, was talkin’ about…f*ck that sh*t.”
XXXTentacion "?" Deluxe Anniversary Edition Tracklist Revealed
XXXTentacion’s deluxe anniversary edition of “?” will be posthumously released on September 6.
20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy was a generational talent. Although his personal life became the subject of much controversy, his music helped so many people and earned him a spot as one of the most promising young rappers in the world. XXXTentacion was not simply just another rapper from Florida. He was somebody that would go on to create a long-lasting legacy with the content he released into the world. X was special and his estate is recognizing his unique charm and talent by dropping a special anniversary version of his world-famous album ?.
The news was announced a while ago as X’s mom confirmed that a documentary is also in the works, detailing her son’s life. Now though, a tracklist and release date have become available thanks to XXL. The hip-hop publication notes that the deluxe version of ? will be released on September 6 and next week, we’ll get our first taste of the new material. A week from today, on August 20, Rico Nasty will be included on a remix of XXXTentacion’s “#ProudCatOwner,” which will also be on the special tape come September. Side A and Side B have not been affected from the original tracklisting. The only changes are additions in the form of instrumentals, voice memos from the late rapper, a tribute by Yoko Shimomura, songs from X’s Christmas EP, and more.
According to XXL, the anniversary box set will include original text messages between XXXTentacion and his collaborators, personal photographs, a poster, and more. Long Live Jahseh. Stay tuned for his Rico Nasty collab next week.
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1. “Introduction (instructions)”
2. “Alone, Part 3”
5. “the remedy for a broken heart (why am I so in love)”
6. “Floor 555”
8. “infinity (888)” featuring Joey Bada$$
9. “going down!”
10. “Pain = BESTFRIEND” featuring Travis Barker
11. “$$$” featuring Matt OX
12. “love yourself (interlude)”
13. “SMASH!” featuring PnB Rock
14. “I don’t even speak spanish lol” featuring Rio Santana, Judah and Carlos Andrez
18. “before I close my eyes”
1. “Nocturne (a tribute to XXXTENTACION by Yoko Shimomura)”
2. “Hope (freestyle)”
3. “Jah on drums”
4. “NUMB (acoustic)”
5. “#PROUDCATOWNERREMIX” featuring Rico Nasty
6. “A GHETTO CHRISTMAS CAROL”
7. “Hate will never win”
8. “UP LIKE AN INSOMNIAC (freestyle)”
9. “Red Light!”
1. voice memo 1 – “Alone, Part 3”
2. voice memo 2 – “Sad!”
3. voice memo 3 – “Moonlight”
4. voice memo 4 – “the remedy for a broken heart”
5. voice memo 5 – “going down!”
6. voice memo 6 – “changes”
7. voice memo 7 – “before I close my eyes”
8. voice memo 8 – “Sad! video concept”
XXXTentacion Died One Year Ago Today
Rest in peace, XXXTentacion
One year ago, news broke that Jaseh “XXXTentacion” Onfroy had been shot after shopping at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida. A disturbing video began circulating amidst panicked speculation. Sadly, the clip revealed a bleak reality. The shooting was fatal. XXXTentacion passed away that afternoon, at the age of 20. Though relatively new to the game, Triple X left behind a notable legacy.
His work with Members Only paved the way for a new lane of SoundCloud rap. His pair of released studio albums, 17 & ?, revealed an artist unafraid to take stylistic risks. He was an XXL Freshman. He contributed to charity, donating toys, musical instruments, and video games to foster homes. Despite his dark past and the disturbing allegations that loomed over him, XXX appeared ready and willing to change for the better. One tracking his career from the get-go would have noticed an upward trajectory; his petty feuds and mindless beefs were ultimately squashed, including a brief estrangement with his longtime best friend Ski Mask The Slump God.
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Like many controversial figures, XXX proved divisive in life. During his brief yet impactful career, few prominent artists openly co-signed him, with the exception of Kendrick Lamar (he praised 17 and fought Spotify’s decision to remove X’s catalog), Joey Bada$$ (the pair were working on a collaborative mixtape) and PnB Rock, who forged a genuine friendship with the young Floridian. Upon his death, many seemed to publically soften toward him, as indicated by posthumous collaborations on albums like Tha Carter V and Kanye West‘s upcoming Yandhi.
Yet his followers remained loyal from the jump, emerging in droves to pay respect to the fallen rapper. To this day, Triple X is seen by many young fans as an era-defining legend, with his murder marking their first experience with losing someone from afar. Case in point, his ? single “Sad” is nearly eligible to go Diamond, a monumental feat in itself. Today, take a moment to look back on XXXTentacion and his brief yet impactful run. Rest in peace to another young rapper gone too soon.
XXXTentacion’s "SAD!" Is Nearly Diamond Certified
XXXTentacion's song "SAD!" is eligible for 8x platinum.
In a few weeks, it will have been one year since XXXTentacion was taken away from us. The young Florida-based artist had so much going for him at the time of his murder. Despite all the controversy he carried around, you could see that X was trying to make a change, launching an organization and assisting in women's shelters around his city. One of his most impactful songs is on track to hit a major milestone soon as people continue to stream his music to see what he was all about. According to Chart Data, "SAD!" is officially eligible for 8x platinum.
It's rare for songs to be certified diamond these days. Lil Nas X is well on the way to achieving that status with "Old Town Road" but to create a song that goes platinum ten times, you've got to truly write something that connects with the fans. XXXTentacion did that with "SAD!" The song is nearing diamond certification and, serving as one of the artist's most personal songs, it likely would mean the world to him to see that people are still enjoying the track one year later.
XXXTentacion was murdered in June 2018. His memory lives on through his music and his son Gekyume Onfroy. Where does this song rank for you in his discography?
XXXTentacion’s "?" Gets A Deluxe Double Disc Re-Release
XXXTentacion’s estate has revamped “?”
Though XXXTentacion may be gone, his music continues to be celebrated by his loyal fanbase. Though ? was the last album the young rapper recorded before his death, his prolific work ethic led to no shortage of demos and stencils. While some appeared on the posthumous release Skins, it would appear that Triple X’s estate still has a few on deck. A few days removed from ?’s anniversary, the XXXTentacion estate has officially announced a deluxe, double-disc re-release of the acclaimed album.
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Disc One features the album in its original state, plus several additional instrumentals. Disc two features a variety of tributes, freestyles, previously released A Ghetto Christmas Carol tracks, and voice memos. The album is set to be released on July 26, in both the digital and vinyl formats. Not only that, but Triple X fans will also have no shortage of new merch designs to choose from, many of which feature eerie depictions of the late rapper; you can peruse your options over at the official XXX shop.
Check out the tracklist below, and read our official review of ? right here.
1. “Introduction (Instructions)”
2. “Alone, Part 3”
5. “The Remedy for a Broken Heart (Why Am I So in Love)”
6. “Floor 555”
8. “Infinity (888)” featuring Joey Bada$$
9. “Going Down!”
10. “Pain = Bestfriend” featuring Travis Barker
11. “$$$” featuring Matt Ox
12. “Love Yourself (Interlude)”
13. “Smash!” featuring PnB Rock
14. “I Don’t Even Speak Spanish LOL”
18. “Before I Close My Eyes”
19. “Alone, Part 3” (Instrumental)
20. “Moonlight” (Instrumental)
21. “Sad!” (Instrumental)
22. “The Remedy for a Broken Heart (Why Am I So in Love)” (Instrumental)
23. “Floor 555” (Instrumental)
24. “Numb” (Instrumental)
25. “Infinity (888)” featuring Joey Bada$$ (Instrumental)
26. “Going Down!” (Instrumental)
27. “Pain = Bestfriend” featuring Travis Barker (Instrumental)
28. “$$$” featuring Matt Ox (Instrumental)
29. “Love Yourself (Interlude)” (Instrumental)
30. “Smash!” featuring PnB Rock (Instrumental)
31. “I Don’t Even Speak Spanish LOL” (Instrumental)
32. “Changes” (Instrumental)
33. “Hope” (Instrumental)
34. “Schizophrenia” (Instrumental)
35. “Before I Close My Eyes” (Instrumental)
1. “Nocturne (A Tribute to XXXTentacion by Yoko Shimomura)”
2. “Hope (Freestyle)”
3. “Jah on Drums”
4. “Numb (Acoustic)”
5. “#PROUDCATOWNERREMIX” featuring Rico Nasty
6. A Ghetto Christmas Carol
7. “Hate Will Never Win”
8. “Up Like an Insomniac (Freestyle)”
9. “Red Light!”
11. Voice Memo 1 – “Alone, Part 3”
12. Voice Memo 2 – “Sad!”
13. Voice Memo 3 – “Moonlight”
14. Voice Memo 4 – “The Remedy for a Broken Heart”
15. Voice Memo 5 – “Going Down!”
16. Voice Memo 6 – “Changes”
17. Voice Memo 7 – “Before I Close My Eyes”
18. Voice Memo 8 – “Sad!” Video Concept
XXXTentacion Estate Teases New Merch For "?" Anniversary
"Remember to recollect."
Since XXXTentacion's tragic passing final 12 months, we have gotten an honest quantity of musical materials from the late Florida native. Skins was launched posthumously, a brand new Members Only compilation dropped this 12 months, and some of X's options popped up. It's been troublesome to course of his loss of life however members of the rapper's household have been current within the media to maintain his legacy alive. Jenesis, his son's mom, spoke out for one of many first occasions within the media just a few weeks in the past and each infrequently, X's mom Cleopatra will share a touching tribute. Today, we had been in for a shock when XXXTentacion's official Instagram web page, which is run by his property, up to date itself with a brand new story. From the appears to be like of it, we may very well be anticipating some unique merch to have fun the anniversary of ?.
The album, which contained "Moonlight" and "Sad," was one of the widespread tasks of 2018. With its one-year anniversary happening earlier this week, it seems as if the property will likely be giving followers a chance to point out their love for the late rapper. A video bundle was put collectively, ending with an eerie picture of X along with his eyes closed, which factors to the truth that new clothes will likely be made accessible on the artist's webshop. Inviting followers to swipe up on the story, viewers are redirected to X's web site, the place a countdown retains individuals from navigating any additional.
The timer ends on Friday and plenty of are assuming batch of recent designs will likely be made accessible for searching on the location. However, your guess is nearly as good as mine in the case of what we are able to anticipate.
Ski Mask The Slump God Reflects On XXXTentacion’s "?" Anniversary
Ski Mask shines a highlight on his buddy's legacy.
Prior to his homicide in June 2018, Florida rapper XXXTentacion had promised a trilogy of albums: ?, Skins, and Bad Vibes Forever. Sadly, Triple X was solely capable of drop off the previous earlier than his dying, offering an eclectic array of eighteen tracks. Kicking issues off with an educational message, X describes ? as he sees it: "It's one thing you will discover consolation in, it's extremely comforting, however discomforting on the identical time. So, with this challenge, once more, you are coming into my thoughts, feeling my madness, feeling my, my genius, my vitality."