XXXTentacion's Estate Announce New Album And Documentary One Year On From His Death
One year after his shocking murder, XXXTentacion's estate has revealed their plans to release a new album as well as a documentary about the controversial rapper.
One year after divisive rapper XXXTentacion -- real name Jaseh Onfroy -- was shot dead in an attempted robbery outside a motorcycle dealership in Florida, his family are honouring his legacy with a new album and documentary, which is apparently “releasing soon.”
In a sneak peek of the documentary that was posted across X's social media accounts, the late 20-year-old is seen with friends and meeting fans as he narrates the video.
“There’s definitely a difference between Jahseh Onfroy and XXXTentacion,” he says in the clip. “This is the story, this is the full story, this is the last time I will tell it.”
Along with the documentary, there's also another, currently untitled, posthumous album in the works which follows last November's 'Skins'. Prior to his death, X had released chart topping-debut studio album '17', followed by '?', along with various mixtapes.
Following his sudden death, X's music surged in popularity, with single "SAD!" currently surpassing one billion Spotify streams.
Forbes acknowledged the achievement, saying, “Now that “Sad!” has joined that still-exclusive club, XXXTentacion has become the first musician to posthumously see one of their most popular tunes hit the 10-digit mark, a strange feat that no artist aims to snag, but which is a sign that their art is still immensely popular even after they are gone".
The idolisation of the artist following his murder has been a source of contention for many, who adamantly believe X's violent history should not be forgotten.
Prior to his death, X was facing a slew of allegations that included robbery, witness tampering, false imprisonment and aggravated battery.
While the rapper vehemently denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty to the charges before his death, according to a report by The Miami Times, ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala alleged that the star regularly abused her by backhanding her, choking her and threatening to kill her.