XXXtentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, rose to the pinnacle of SoundCloud rap’s loose-knit scene and achieved immense fame due to his music which addressed depression, suicide, and mental health issues – garnering him an enormous and dedicated following.
Shortly before his death, Prince signed a $10 million deal for his third album with Empire Distribution; however, according to his Universal contract clause it may be released until October.
Early Life and Education
He was an extremely talented rapper who created music to address depression and other related topics that people struggled with, while maintaining his trademark humor. Additionally, he became a controversial figure who left an enormous musical legacy behind him.
Prison brought him together with Stokeley Goulbourne, commonly known as Ski Mask the Slump God and they began making music together. Over time, however, XXXTentacion grew tired of crime and turned towards music as an outlet.
Shortly before his death, XXXTentacion signed a $10 million record deal with Empire Records (established by Ghazi Shami ) to release his third album; however due to an exclusive clause in his most recent contract with Universal Music Group distribution unit it won’t be out until October. His death sent shockwaves through society.
XXXTentacion (Jahseh Onfroy) rose to fame as an influential voice within the SoundCloud rap scene, recording and releasing his music independently and building an audience long before traditional gatekeepers even knew about him.
After his success, he signed a multi-million dollar deal with Caroline Records – the subsidiary of Capitol Music Group – which saw his 2017 album 17 become an outstanding critical and commercial success, selling 87,000 equivalent albums within its first week of release.
XXXTentacion was tragically killed while shopping for a motorcycle at RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 2018 while aged 20. A rising star in hip hop circles, The New York Times reported that Tentacion had just secured a $10 million deal to produce his third album; although its founder refused to comment further. Tentacion recorded substantial material for this project according to independent label 17 Records’ CEO who would only confirm recording sessions taking place for this album project.
Achievement and Honors
XXXTentacion was an influential figure in the emo scene, while his music also explored genres such as drill, trap, lo-fi and indie rock. His themes of despair and alienation gained him an expansive fanbase on SoundCloud rap scene.
In 2017, he released his debut album 17, which received widespread acclaim and won him multiple awards and accolades. Following its success, Bad Vibes Forever Records signed him to a multi-million dollar deal for distribution via Empire.
His music continued to amass millions of streams and earn him several awards, with his last album “?” breaking a Spotify record with 10 billion streams – an astounding accomplishment which shows the extent of his listeners. Posthumously, his posthumous legacy continues to inspire artists.
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy was born Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy on January 23, 1998 in Plantation, Florida and was known for being a rapper, singer-songwriter and rapper. From an early age he developed an interest in nu-metal, heavy guitar sounds and instrument sounds as well as nu-metal choir classes but was kicked out due to his fighting nature.
He attended Piper High School until dropping out in the tenth grade. Between 2013-2014 he spent nine to 12 months in a juvenile detention facility for gun possession charges; it was there he met fellow rapper Ski Mask the Slump God.
In 2017, he signed a $10 million deal with independent music company Empire and released one of 2017’s highest-selling debut albums: 17 which sold 87,000 equivalent album units in its initial week of sales.
Cleopatra Bernard is responsible for overseeing XXXTentacion’s estate and finances. Music sales and streaming revenues contribute to his net worth; furthermore he owned various luxury assets.
Onfroy struggled through his childhood with multiple issues and lived a troubled existence, dropping out of school due to repeated physical altercations with classmates and withdrawing during 10th grade due to disruptive behaviour.
Despite his struggles, he managed to forge an outstanding musical career. He became well-known within the rap and hip hop communities during his short lifetime; releasing multiple albums as well as making appearances at numerous events with music that fused elements of rap, rock and emo; his fans loved his songs and merchandise and earned significant sums through live performances.