Plenty of people made big plans this past weekend, especially since Juneteenth has finally become a national holiday. Finally, some progress has been made in the fight for racial inclusivity. While large scale changes have taken root in America, others remain a problem. For instance, the unjust murders of upcoming black artists still plagues this country.
This past weekend marked the third anniversary of a former rising emcee’s death, XXXtentacion. Several members of the HipHop community mourned the death of the rap star and even shared tributes. Among them, Lil Yachty shared his best memory of XXXtentacion through a series of old text messages exchanged between the two. Apparently, the pair loved each other’s music.
Lil Yachty Honors XXXtentacion On The Third Anniversary Of His Death
Unfortunately, many of HipHop’s promising talents have gone too soon due to gun and crime violence. Despite their untimely deaths, people have found ways to keep their memory alive. For instance, Rapper Lil Yachty reminiscenced on the good memories of his friend XXXtentacion. Moreover, this past Saturday signified the third anniversary of his death. In honoring his memory, Lil Yachty recalled the time him and XXXtentacion gushed about each other’s music.
Furthermore, the “Broccoli” rapper shared a screenshot to Instagram of an old 2017 iMessenger text thread exchanged between the two. In the messages, he expressed his excitement over XXXtentacion’s collab with 21 Savage “Valentine.” Furthermore, X seemingly couldn’t believe that Lil Yachty loved his lyricism at the time. Soon after, X revealed that he’d been a huge fan of Yachty’s 2017 “X Men.” Additionally, rapper and model further shared with X that he finishes all his shows with his platinum-selling-hit “Look At Me!”
Overall, Lil Yachty captioned the screenshot with a heartfelt message to his friend. “On my mama we ain’t do nothing but trade love. Pure positivity. You are a god my good sir @xxxtentacion.” These two loved each other’s work.
XXXtentacion’s Legacy Left Behind
Lil Yachty’s tribute to XXXtentacion clearly showed the two had been good friends. The “X Men” rapper honored the rapper on the third anniversary of his death with a great memory that probably touched others. It also showed how humble of an artist X seemed. With so much early success, such as his debut album 17 debuting in the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts, X could afford to act humble. In addition to making the top spot on the charts, his first album also went certified platinum. Clearly, XXXtentacion was a star in the making.