XXXTentacion rapper’s one year death anniversary.
June 18 marks the one year anniversary of the death of Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion.
His work with Members Only paved the way for a new lane of SoundCloud rap. His pair of released studio albums, 17 & ?, revealed an artist unafraid to take stylistic risks.The 20-year-old rapper was shot outside a motorbike store in Florida by two assailants and his death was mourned by many in the music industry.
According to WPLG Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright, doctors removed a bullet from the 20-year-old’s head during emergency surgery at Broward Health North in Pompano Beach.
Now a whole year after his death, Twitter is still divided over his legacy with some users — mostly identified as K-pop fans — using the tags #XxxtinctParty2019 and #XxxtinctGala2019 to “celebrate” his demise. Yet his followers remained loyal from the jump, emerging in droves to pay respect to the fallen rapper. To this day, Triple X is seen by many young fans as an era-defining legend, with his murder marking their first experience with losing someone from afar.
Some of those defending the memory of XXXTentacion pointed out his charity work and the fact that he was reportedly trying to turn his life around when he was fatally shot.
Today, take a moment to look back on XXXTentacion and his brief yet impactful run. Rest in peace to another young rapper gone too soon.