News RnB 09/11/2018

Listen To XXXTentacion's First Posthumous Single 'BAD!'



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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) XXXTentacion was reportedly working on two projects called Skins and Bad Vibes Forever at the time he was shot and killed in Florida.
In anticipation of its Dec. 7 release, the first single "BAD" has arrived at streaming services. The song, which clocks in at only 1:34, finds the late rapper singing about a girl. "Shawty heard you bad, word, so profane / Something like a bad, word, want your love," he sings.

Skins, which follows March's ?, contains 10 tracks and is 17 minutes long. XXX had previously revealed that he planned to make the album "super short." "It's literally gonna be a minute," he was heard saying.

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. A controversial figure within the hip-hop industry, 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. He was known for his "depressing, and at times devastating" music that brought attention to mental health.

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. 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 number 2 on the US Billboard 200, selling 86,000 album-equivalent units the first week. The album received a positive response from critics, some of which lauded the album for its personal narratives and diverse musical style. On August 15, 2018, the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 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. The album was certified "Platinum" by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on August 7, 2018. A few months after his death, Onfroy won the Best New Hip Hop Artist at the BET Hip Hop Awards and won the Favourite Album-Soul/R&B for 17 at the American Music Awards.

On June 18, 2018, Onfroy was fatally shot at the age of 20, in a robbery at a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The attackers fled the scene in an SUV after stealing a bag from Onfroy; all were arrested and are awaiting trial for 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.






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