Though the music industry is full talented, young stars, XxxTentatcion is, or was, especially unique. It’s no wonder his death was almost as mysterious and, frankly, odd as his life.
Multiple charges and illegal activities are often linked with the late artist. During his short life span, he faced several legal issues and was involved in criminal activities. If you want to know more about the late star and want your questions like “When did XXXTentacion die?” and “How did he die?” keep reading as Rap TV has all the information!
Who Is XXXTentacion?
XXXTentacion was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter – his real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, born on January 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida. Onfroy had to stay away from his mother when he was young due to her being a teen mom. She has financial issues causing baby XXXTentacion to live with other people. He started living with his grandma when he got twelve years old. His grandmother was more like his own mother, and they were quite close.
Perhaps it was due to his troubled childhood that Onfroy often found himself among different legal problems. He went to juvenile detention on the charges of armed robbery. He was also accused of several crimes and violence against women during his lifetime. Despite these accusations, XXXTentacion managed to get fame quickly and gained cult-like followers due to his dark content.
How Did XXXTentacion Get Famous?
While XXXTentacion was in juvenile detention, he became friends with Ski Mask, the Slump God. This friendship turned out to be long-term, and Ski became his collaborator. After getting out of juvie, both decided to get clean and make music. In 2014, Onfroy became an instant hit on Soundcloud and gained fame after releasing his first track “Vice City.” It was streamed hundreds and thousands of times escalating his popularity more and more.
He released two E.P.s the same year. His unique style, including whispering, rapping, and screaming made him gain a massive following in less than a year. Soundcloud became the platform where he earned the most fame. He also released two collaborative albums in 2015. His dark music and mysterious personality is the reason the late rapper gained popularity and a cult following.
How Many Hit Songs Did XXXTentacion Have?
Onfroy was sentenced to prison again in 2017. While he was in jail, he signed a deal with Empire Distribution and released “Revenge.” It was a mixtape with eight songs. The newly released mixtape was a huge success and made it to the top fifty of the Billboard 200 and also stood 21st on the R&B/hip-hop chart. The new release “17” improved its ranking at the Billboard 200 and R&B charts. For a young rapper and hip-hop artist, XXXTentacion made many hit songs, at least 51. The top ten XXXTentacion songs are listed below:
- Don’t Cry
- Falling Down
- Jocelyn Flores
- F**k Love – Featuring Trippie Redd
- Arms Around You – Featuring Swae Lee and Maluma
- Roll in Peace – Featuring Kodak Black
When Did XXXTentacion Die and How?
The demise of the young rapper was surprising and sad to many. Fans were in shock and kept asking, “When did XXXTentacion die?” It was June 18, 2018, when the rapper met his fate and died. Onfroy was at the Deerfield Beach in Florida and was about to leave the Riva Motorsports motorcycle dealership. He was in his car, driving out the car parking when a black Dodge Journey stopped him blocking his way. It was almost 3:56 pm. Suddenly, two men with guns came out of the S.U.V. and went to the rapper sitting in the driver’s seat. XXXTentacion tried to deal with them himself but met his fate and got shot many times while struggling. The armed men also stole a Louis Vuitton bag loaded with thousands of dollars.
Sadly, the shooters ran away with their S.U.V., and Onfroy was shifted to the hospital. He couldn’t bear the injuries and died. His sudden death shocked the rap world and his fans when the local Sherriff department announced the rapper had passed away at around 5 pm. A person named Dedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested from the Pompano Beach after two days of the murder as a suspect and was sent to jail for Onfroy’s murder. Many other people were also arrested in the following days for being involved in plotting murder against the late rapper.
How Old Was XXXTentacion When He Died?
Now that you know, “When did XXXTentacion die?” Let’s head to his age! XXXTentacion gained rather quick fame and success while he was quite young. He started making music when he was still a teenager and rose to the Billboard charts for his unique style. Being a troubled child, he was often found messed up between legal issues and lawsuits and was also sentenced to juvenile detention. The mysterious rapper was brutally murdered at the age of twenty. Yes! He was still so young. The world of rap and his fans mourned his death for a long time.
Some Famous Rappers Who Died Young – Their Age and Cause of Death
Here is a list of some famous rappers that died too young:
- Tupac Shakur was born in New York in 1971. He was often called 2Pac or Makaveli. Despite being considered one of the best rappers, he died in 1996 by getting shot in a drive-by. He was only twenty-five years old!
- The Notorious B.I.G. is another who was lost too soon. He was shot at the age of twenty-four in a drive-by just a few days before his new release, “Life After Death.”
- Prodigy rose to fame in the rap world in a short time. He died at the age of forty-two due to medical complications, i.e., sickle cell anemia
- Eazy-E died from AIDS when he was only thirty
- Adam Yach was a rapper and musician who passed away from cancer at the age of forty-two
The rap world has lost many gems at a young age. It is sad to see such talent lose their lives so early. However, their songs and music will always stay alive!