XXXTentacion, the late American rapper & singer, turned 23 today

XXXTentacion, the late American rapper & singer, turned 23 today

XXXTentacion, the famous American singer & rapper, who inspired millions of kids, would have turned 23 years old today, January 23. Singer-songwriter Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was born in the United States on January 23, 1998.

The late rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, who sent a touching message to him on Instagram, is among the many honouring his life.

The post includes a picture of a bare-chested XXX giving a performance. On his Instagram post, Bernard wrote, “Happy Birthday 23 on the 23rd, we never miss the signs you show us. Doing our best to carry on all you started. I love you beyond words  ❤️; see you in the next life.”

On June 18, 2018, after what appeared to be a robbery outside a motorsports dealer, the young rapper was shot and died in Deerfield Beach, Florida, closing in on three years ago. In Deerfield Beach, Florida, 20-year-old XXXTentacion was shot and killed while standing close to a motorcycle store. His Louis Vuitton bag, which included $50,000 in cash, was stolen by the assailants, who then drove away in an SUV.

Trayvon Newsome, Michael Boatwright,  Robert Allen, and Dedrick Williams are the four guys who are allegedly responsible for the murder, which shocked the hip-hop scene. Soon after it is thought to have been committed, they were all arrested.

With his music about despair and loneliness, XXXTentacion developed a cult following among his youthful followers despite being a flawed character due to his well-reported legal issues. He has music that explores emo, trap metal, nu-metal, lo-fi,  indie rock, hip hop, punk rock, and  R&B.

Both critics and fans frequently praise this. He is regarded as a critical character in emo rap and SoundCloud rap, which gained popularity among the general public in the middle to end of the 2010s.

The musical career of XXXTentacion

After being released from a juvenile detention facility, he started writing music. XXX soon launched his music career on SoundCloud in 2013, using unconventional rap music styles and techniques like distortion and heavily guitar-backed soundtracks, and taking inspiration from grunge and third-wave emo. 

XXXTentacion founded the underground group Members Only in 2014, and he quickly rose to prominence in the SoundCloud rap scene, a type of trap music that incorporates harsh 808s and lo-fi sound. XXX became well-known because of the song “Look at Me.”

His self-titled debut album from 2017 debuted at second position on the Billboard 200 and has received a double platinum certification in the US. In 2018 “His second album?” which is quadruple-platinum in the US, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200.

Its lead song, “Sad!” posthumously reached the apex of the Billboard Hot 100 and racked up more than 1.3 billion views on YouTube and 1.7 billion plays on Spotify by November 2021, in addition to getting a Diamond certification from the RIAA in August 2021.

American rapper  XXXTentacion
Source: Twitter

Two posthumous works from XXX’s group have been available since his passing: 2018’s Skins and 2019’s Bad Vibes Forever. Recently, fans have turned to alternative methods like covers and lone vocals to satisfy their XXX craving.

Bernard proposed employing a XXX hologram for a live performance in October of last year, similar to those used by Pop Smoke and Tupac Shakur more recently.

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