RIP Jahseh Onfroy aka XXXTentacion.
January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018
The rapper died unexpectedly in a shooting near Miami when shopping for motorcycles. News broke earlier this afternoon saying that he had been shot and had no pulse. It was only a matter of time. Statistically most deaths start with a lack of pulse. Dude was 20. It was pretty fucked up TMZ and other tabloid outlets were sharing video of his death body hunched over in his car. I don't get offended by much, but that shit is in horrible taste. No need for that, at least not this soon.
I don't know too much about his backstory but from the things I have read and heard from friends he DEFINITELY had a v checkered past. That being said it all happened when he was young. The dude was only 20 years old. Not making excuses for scumbag behavior, but I don't think he deserved to die. That's soooooo young with so much life to live. Maybe he could've turned his shit around? Seems like he was trying to.
He accomplished so much professionally in an extremely short time frame. Regardless of your thoughts on his music or who he was as a person nobody deserves to get killed in cold blood when going shopping. I'm really freaked out by this story just because the other day I was talking with a guy I work with about how there's been no major shootings in the rap game recently then this happens. That may not be entirely true bc I don't really follow rap that closely, to me it's like Tupac, Biggie, Big L, Jam Master Jay when thinking of major murders and even though he's only been around for a few years I'd say this a major rap murder, Sad peaked at #7 on the Top 40.
His music transcended genre which is what I found really appealing. At first glance with the face tattoos and stupid hair I just assumed XXX's music was the same "Gucci Gang" type garbage that xanax rap is all about. I was wrong. The way I'd define his music is like emo rap. As a former pop punk/emo kid it was easy for me to identify with a lot of the issues he made music about. He definitely talked about dying a lot, but I mean I think about death constantly, it doesn't mean I wanna die anytime soon. It's human nature I think to be fascinated by the unknown. What also was noteworthy about his music was the length of songs. Dude was making bangers that were like 84 seconds long where the lyrics don't even start until 1/3 of the way through the song. How that's possible idk?
Pretty sure this is the final thing he ever posted on social media. If not the last thing then very close to the last thing. Really eerie shit.