Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion (), 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 and released his first song on SoundCloud in June 2013, titled "News/Flock". He was a popular figure in SoundCloud rap, a trap scene that takes elements of lo-fi music and harsh 808s. Well known for his "depressing, and at times devastating" music that brought attention to mental health, Onfroy employed styles and techniques that were unconventional in hip hop during his career, such as distortion and heavy guitar-backed instrumentals drawing inspiration from third-wave emo.
Onfroy rose to fame with the release of his song "Look at Me". He released his debut album, 17, on August 25, 2017. The album debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, selling 86,000 album-equivalent units first week. The album received a positive response from critics, some of which lauded the album for its personal narratives and diverse musical style. Onfroy's second album, ?, was released on March 16, 2018. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with its singles "Sad!" and "Changes" both reaching the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on June 26, 2018.
On June 18, 2018, Onfroy died after being gunned down by an armed assailant as he left a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The attackers fled the scene in an SUV after stealing a bag from Onfroy, and the suspected shooter was arrested by police in his native Pompano Beach, and charged with the murder. In the week following his murder, Onfroy's highest-charting single, "Sad!", went from 52nd to 1st on the Billboard Hot 100, making Onfroy the first artist to top the Hot 100 posthumously in a lead role since The Notorious B.I.G., with "Mo Money Mo Problems", in 1997. Onfroy left behind what Rolling Stone called "a huge musical footprint" due to his impact on his young fanbase and his popularity during his career.
He is also known as Unknown Temptation, xxxtentacion, XXXTENTACION, Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, X (rapper), Jahseh Onfroy, Young Dagger Dick, Triple X, XXX, xxtentacion and XXXTentación.
On June 18, 2018, Onfroy was leaving the Riva Motorsports motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida and at approximately 3:55 p.m., while sitting in his car, it is alleged that "two armed men dressed in dark clothing and gloves — and one wearing a red mask, the other in a black mask — approached the rapper while he was in the driver's seat." A brief struggle occurred, and the masked men reached inside Onfroy's vehicle, removed a small bag, and shot Onfroy multiple times. The perpetrators allegedly left in a black Dodge Journey SUV. Onfroy was transported by paramedics to the nearby Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, "where he died shortly after he was shot". Onfroy was pronounced dead by the Broward County Sheriff's Office at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested 2 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.
In his will, Onfroy named his mother Cleopatra and brother Aiden as the sole beneficiaries of his estate. Onfroy's future child, that his girlfriend at the time of his death is pregnant with, was not named in the will as the will was written before the pregnancy.