It’s been nearly a year since the death of the artist known as XXXTentacion. Despite the loss of the rapper, there are still plenty of unanswered questions. This will include his lasting legacy.
It’s no secret that early on Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy AKA XXXTentacion, was originally thought to be another rapper. The Plantation, Florida native surely was special in regards to his talent in the entertainment world. Despite being a gifted artist, that did not keep him out of trouble. After dropping out in tenth grade the artist was arrested for gun possession.
In 2016 the rapper began working on his debut album, all the while arrested on several charges. Furthermore leaving the rapper to possibly do jail time over accusations of beating his pregnant girlfriend. Above all, XXX would than go on to focus on releasing an album in 2018. Regardless of the constant trouble, Jahseh was surely having a way of connecting with people through his music.
June 18, 2018, would be the date of horrific events. Overall leading to the execution of the young artist life and career. Allegedly two armed men would steal a bag with $50K and shoot XXX several times. Later on, he would be pronounced dead at Broward Health North hospital. His death shocked the hip-hop community in a major way, leaving many looking to end the continual violence in our community. XXXTentacion was no Rick Ross or lyrical threat like Nas, but he showed us the rivets of pure emotion.
In conclusion, how will his XXXTentacion legacy be remembered? How will he be honored? Leave your comments below and stay tuned to Hypefresh.co.
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