XXXTentacion Died, Age 20!
Jahseh Onfroy, a talented rapper and singer was recently pronounced dead after being approached by two armed suspects earlier this afternoon around 4:00 p.m. and shot and killed. When authorities came to the scene they found the artist in the driver seat of his car with no pulse. He was officially pronounced dead after he had been taken to the hospital around 5:30 p.m., Monday 6/18/2016 in Deerfield Beach, FL. The artist had just begun his rise in influencing today’s youth with an album commanding the number 1 spot on the charts as he was facing legal accusations regarding a domestic act of violence towards a woman.
First reported by TMZ a social media video went viral depicting a man in a black BMW slumped in the driver seat outside of a motorsport shop, with a bystander looking for a pulse. This was confirmed by authorities later on that the victim had undoubtedly been Mr. Onfroy, more commonly known as XXXTentacion. The two suspects were reportedly going on with what seemed like a robbery, however, a gunfire shot had been reported and the two suspects had allegedly fled the scene in a dark-colored S.U.V.
XXXTentacion found mainstream fame after the release of his breakout song titled “Look At Me” became a viral sensation, leading to his prominent influence on social media directly addressing his fans more often than not. Even with a brooding controversy surrounding his delinquent history, with him being in and out of juvenile detention, he quickly grew a cult following on the popular app called SoundCloud, with millions of streams coming in. His fame led him down a path of retribution pushing for positivity and self-expression towards today’s youth. His music touched on underground themes including depression, and suicide had encouraged youth to reach out to one another in the pursuit of happiness and one’s own dreams.
Jahseh Onfroy was born Jan. 23, 1998, in Plantation, Fla, raised primarily by his grandmother, due to an absence of his mother and father. Growing up the young XXXTentacion would be in and out of trouble with the law resulting in him being incarcerated into a juvenile detention center where he would go on to meet his best friend and fellow artist, Ski Mask The SlumpGod, (a.k.a. Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne). It was then that they had both set their motivations to becoming prominent influencers for the youth in encouraging for a better future for themselves through the creation of music which allowed them an outlet for self-expression. XXXTentacion is most accredited for mainstreaming the genre of lo-fi hip-hop.
rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018