20 year old rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead outside a shopping center on June 18th 2018. According to witnesses, the rapper had just finished shopping and as he was about to leave the, armed men came to his car, shot him then got away. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
XXXTentacion blew up after releasing his single titled “Look At Me.” It is the single that would help propel him to success and lead the new age group of teens in the Soundcloud community. It is through Soundcloud that he managed to attain the career success at that young age.
Onfroy’s career as a music artist began in June 2013 after the release of his song “News/Flock”. While in juvenile detention for gun possession charges, Onfroy met Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne,another artist known as Ski Mask the Slump God. During their time together, Onfroy and Goulbourne became good friends and began freestyling. Recalling his time in detention, Onfroy said that he was respectful to the officers and staff and used to protect people from other inmates, including a homosexual cellmate, whom Onfroy later beat for being “suspicious”.
That same year, following his release from a juvenile detention center, Onfroy and Goulbourne met up again under the belief they were going to commit a string of home invasions for monetary gain though Onfroy eventually bought a Blue Snowball microphone and began recording music which convinced Stokeley to do the same. After Onfroy adopted the moniker XXXTentacion, he uploaded his first official song, called Vice City on SoundCloud. Speaking on his decision to abandon a life of crime for music, Onfroy said that he felt like music was a better outlet for his feelings and then-girlfriend Geneva Ayala was someone who helped him realize that. He would then continue uploading small snippets of his songs that he would either soon release or keep unreleased. Onfroy eventually joined Ski Mask The Slump God’s group Very Rare, before breaking off and starting the Members Only collective, which Ski Mask joined.
This happens after the rapper posted about changing his life and he was to perform at a charity event this coming weekend. To all his friends, fans and family, we at MoLit share our deepest condolences as we are deeply saddened by the passing of a global icon.
— Big Boy (@BigBoy) June 18, 2018
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