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American rapper and singer-songwriter
XXXTentacion is ...
|Born||23 January 1998 in Plantation|
|Died||18 June 2018 in Deerfield Beach|
|Age||20 years, 5 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Birth name||Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy|
|Manner of death||homicide|
|Occupation||rapper, singer-songwriter, singer, songwriter, record producer and YouTuber|
|Instrument||voice, guitar, piano and drum|
|Genre||hip hop, rap rock, rhythm and blues, trap music, Emo hip hop, emo, Mumble rap, contemporary R&B, punk rock, heavy metal music and Horrorcore|
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion, was a controversial rapper and singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the SoundCloud rap scene. Born on January 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida, XXXTentacion had a tumultuous upbringing, marked by violence and poverty. He was expelled from middle school for fighting and spent time in juvenile detention centers.
Despite his troubled past, XXXTentacion found solace in music and began recording songs in his bedroom. He gained a following on SoundCloud with tracks like "Look at Me!" and "SAD!" that blended hip-hop, punk, and emo influences. His music was characterized by raw emotion, introspection, and a willingness to tackle taboo subjects like depression, suicide, and domestic violence.
However, XXXTentacion's career was marred by controversy. He was accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and faced multiple charges of domestic violence. He also had a history of violent behavior, including a 2016 incident where he allegedly beat a man in a jail cell. Despite these allegations, XXXTentacion maintained a loyal fan base and continued to release music that resonated with young listeners.
Tragically, XXXTentacion's life was cut short when he was shot and killed in a robbery outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 18, 2018. He was just 20 years old. His death sparked an outpouring of grief from fans and fellow musicians, who praised his talent and mourned his loss.
Despite his controversial legacy, XXXTentacion's impact on the music industry cannot be denied. He was a pioneer of the SoundCloud rap movement and inspired a new generation of artists with his unapologetic honesty and raw vulnerability. His music continues to resonate with fans around the world, cementing his place as one of the most influential artists of his generation.
- "XXXTentacion: The Unlikely Rise of the Controversial Rapper" by Jon Caramanica, The New York Times
- "XXXTentacion: The Problematic Rise of the Noisy, Abrasive Rapper" by Craig Jenkins, Vulture
- "XXXTentacion's Life and Career, Explained" by Al Shipley, Rolling Stone
On June 18, 2018, Onfroy was leaving the Riva Motorsports motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and, at 3:56 p.m., was blocked from exiting the car park by a black Dodge Journey SUV. Two armed men exited the SUV and approached the rapper while he was sitting in the driver's seat. A brief struggle occurred, and the armed men reached inside Onfroy's vehicle, stole a small Louis Vuitton bag containing $50,000, and shot Onfroy multiple times. The shooters fled the scene in their SUV and Onfroy was transported by paramedics to the nearby Broward Health North hospital in Deerfield Beach, where he was pronounced dead. Onfroy's death was announced by the Broward County Sheriff's Office at exactly 5:30 p.m. Suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested two days after the shooting, shortly before 7 p.m. Held in the Broward County jail, he is charged with first degree murder without premeditation. In the weeks following the event, three different people were arrested for their actions involved with the event, including trigger man Michael Boatwright.
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