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Mugshot of XXXTentacion in 2016
XXXTentacion's mugshot in October 2016, later used as the cover of the single "Look at Me!"
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy

(1998-01-23)January 23, 1998
DiedJune 18, 2018(2018-06-18) (aged 20)
Cause of deathGunshot wound
Resting placeGardens of Boca Raton Memorial Park
Boca Raton, Florida[1]
Other names
  • X
  • XXX
  • Triple X
  • Young Dagger Dick[2]
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • drums
Years active2013–2018
Associated acts

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion (/ˌɛksˌɛksˌɛksˌtɛntɒˈsjn/) (sometimes stylized as xxxtentacion or XXXTENTACION[12] and referred to colloquially as X),[13] was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

Born in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in Lauderhill. He began writing music after being released from a juvenile detention center[14] and released his first song on SoundCloud in June 2013, titled "News/Flock".[15] He was a popular figure in SoundCloud rap, a trap scene that takes elements of lo-fi music and harsh 808s.[16][17][18]

He released his debut album, 17, on August 25, 2017. Onfroy's second album, ?, was released on March 16, 2018. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with its singles "Sad!", "Changes" and "Moonlight" all reaching the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.

On June 18, 2018, Onfroy was fatally shot at the age of 20, in a robbery at a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida.[19]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gary Trock, Melissa Parrelli (July 2, 2018). "XXXTentacion Private Funeral Featured Police Protection". The Blast. Retrieved July 9, 2018.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. 1035 TheBeat (March 29, 2017). "XXXTentacion Calls Out Drake In His First Interview After Jail!" – via YouTube.
  3. "Radar Radio". Radar Radio.
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  5. Herbst, Denika. "Big commotion over the death of rapper XXXTentacion, but who was he?". Briefly. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
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  7. "Unadulterated expression from XXXTentacion".
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  9. Clarkson, Brett. "Vigil for XXXTentacion draws hundreds as Broward Sheriff Scott Israel vows to solve rapper's killing".
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  13. "No Jumper – The Xxxtentacion Interview". YouTube. April 27, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  14. Weinstein, Max (April 22, 2017). "The Break Presents: Ski Mask The Slump God – XXL". News. XXL. Townsquare Media. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. Born near the Swap Shop in Deepside, a rough area that's a part of Broward County, Ski met X[XXTentacion] when the two were in a juvenile detention center [ ... ] When they both got out, Ski started a group called Very Rare and brought X into the fold. Soon after that, X started Members Only, and it was on from there.
  15. Welk, Brian (June 18, 2018). "5 Things to Know About Rapper XXXTentacion, From Feuds With Drake to Legal Trouble". TheWrap. The Wrap News. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. XXXTentacion released his first track 'News/Flock' onto the music streaming service SoundCloud in 2013.
  16. Guan, Frank (March 28, 2018). "SoundCloud Rap Has Its First No. 1 Album — Now What?". Soundcloud Rap. Vulture. New York Media. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. Despite mounting controversy, XXXTentacion has SoundCloud rap's first No. 1 album. [ ... ] XXXTentacion, the sole SoundCloud rapper who's proven himself versatile in terms of genre and tone—East Coast boom-bap lyricism, nü-metal screaming, acoustic ballads, Weeknd-ish R&B, forays into EDM and Latin music—is facing the prospect of prolonged imprisonment, which would put an end to all experimentation.
  17. Caramanica, Jon (June 22, 2017). "The Rowdy World of Rap's New Underground". Arts (Music). The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
    Breihan, Tom (July 26, 2017). "SoundCloud Rap Is Thriving While SoundCloud Is Dying". Status Ain't Hood. Stereogum. Eldridge Industries. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. But the whole SoundCloud rap tag probably best applies to a rangy mob of South Florida rap kids, raspy and forbidding stylistic descendants of SpaceGhostPurrp and Denzel Curry. [ ... ] The most prominent of them is XXXtentacion, the risible figure who went to jail for beating up his pregnant girlfriend and who seems to incite massive brawls at all his shows. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)
  18. Turner, David (June 1, 2017). "Look At Me!: The Noisy, Blown-Out SoundCloud Revolution Redefining Rap". Music (Features). Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  19. Vera, Amir (June 19, 2018) [Updated; originally published June 18, 2018]. "Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida, police say". Entertainment. CNN. Amanda Watts and Amanda Jackson contributed to this report. Turner Broadcasting System. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed during an armed robbery Monday in Broward County, Florida, police said. The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was leaving a motorsports store shortly before 4 p.m. when two men in a dark colored SUV shot and killed him in an apparent robbery, said Keyla Concepción, Broward County sheriff department public information officer.