XXXTentacion was often touted as the most successful artist coming from the audio distribution platform Soundcloud. XXXTentacion was a fast-rising rapper who endlessly got into conflict with the law. Always in the news for a suspected crime as much as he had hits that crawled up the charts.
The rapper XXXTentacion died after he was shot on Monday. He was 20 years old.
According to TMZ, the musician, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was “in South Florida shopping for motorcycles,” and when he left the store, “an armed man ran up to his vehicle and shot him. The cops say they think the incident was a possible robbery.
Onfroy was born on January 23, 1998, as Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy and was an American rapper who performed under the stage name XXXTentacion. Onfroy was born in Plantation, Florida, but spent most of his childhood in Pompano Beach, Florida, and Lauderhill, Florida.
Onfroy was born the son of an absent father and a mother who was too overwhelmed with her personal struggles to give him the attention and upbringing ideal for a child. Since his mother was unavailable, Onfroy was raised by his grandmother.
At the tender age of six, he showed signs of violence (a trait that haunted him all along the way) by stabbing a man who was trying to attack his mother. He was enrolled in school like any other child his age, but twice he was expelled from school for attacking a classmate. He went to Piper High School, where his indiscretions continued. Often involved in fist-fetters with students, he dropped out in ninth grade.
XXXTentacion believed that the lack of regular education and a stable family drove him into violence. He said that in high school he suffered from severe depression and loneliness. He said that he fought at school so that he could see his mother when she picked him up from the principal’s office.
His repertoire of vices includes armed burglary, armed robbery, possession of firearms, grand larceny charges, possession of oxycodone, to name a few.
In 2014, Onfroy was committed to a juvenile detention center for weapons possession. While in prison he met Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, who performs under the stage name Ski Mask The Slump God. Both youths welcomed the music as a way out of prison life. During his time in prison, he admitted that he was almost losing his mind and often got so bored that he would bang his head against the wall just to feel something. XXXTentacion once caught one of his gay prison buddies looking at him lasciviously and beat him so badly that he had to be taken to the emergency room.
That same year he uploaded his first song Vice City to SoundCloud. He also used the platform to release teasers or full versions of songs that were about to be released. In 2015 he released two albums, Members Only Vol. 1 and Members Only Vol. 2, in collaboration with his friend Ski Mask the Slump God, and in early 2016 he released the song Willy Wonka Was a Child Murderer. Later that year, Onfroy was arrested and charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. After he was released on bail, he continued to work on his independent debut album Bad Vibes Forever, which was scheduled for release on October 31, 2016.
He got into further trouble with the police after he was arrested in early October for false imprisonment, witness tampering and grievous bodily harm to a pregnant victim. This incident caused the album to miss its release date and was delayed.
In 2017, XXXTentacion’s song, Look at Me, reached the top 34 on US Billboard Hot 100 and the top 40 of the Canadian Hot 100. His musical style is notorious for the disorder, intentionally bad mixing, and a disregard for musical notes. His sound is a fusion of rap, hard metal rock, and a bit of pop. He has 5.5 million followers on Instagram and 1.68 million subscribers on Soundcloud.
XXXTentacion’s Girlfriend, Mom
XXXTentacion dated Geneva Ayala, but the couple disbanded under controversial circumstances, with accusations of assault against X. Geneva was a calming influence of some kind while dating, he admits that Geneva was a major factor in his decision to focus his energies on music rather than the crime.
XXXTentacion had quite an interesting ancestry, which includes Italian, Egyptian, Indian, German, and Jamaican. While X rarely mentions his father, his mom has been mentioned a few times. She has been named Cleopatra, which indicates she must be the one with Egyptian ties.
XXXTentacion Net Worth, Height
X reportedly had an estimated Net Worth of about $250,000
He was 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.68m)