11 Songs, 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Perhaps the most controversial and polarizing rapper to transition from internet fame to the mainstream spotlight, XXXTENTACION calls his debut LP, 17, “A collection of nightmares, thoughts, and real-life situations I've lived." Sparse guitars and sullen melodies all but replace rap on this startlingly pained look inside the harrowing mind of a person for whom art and artist are impossibly intertwined. “Depression & Obsession,” “Save Me,” and “Dead Inside” are overwhelmingly melancholic, while the piano ballad “Orlando” addresses the Florida rapper’s lowest point head-on.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Perhaps the most controversial and polarizing rapper to transition from internet fame to the mainstream spotlight, XXXTENTACION calls his debut LP, 17, “A collection of nightmares, thoughts, and real-life situations I've lived." Sparse guitars and sullen melodies all but replace rap on this startlingly pained look inside the harrowing mind of a person for whom art and artist are impossibly intertwined. “Depression & Obsession,” “Save Me,” and “Dead Inside” are overwhelmingly melancholic, while the piano ballad “Orlando” addresses the Florida rapper’s lowest point head-on.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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4.6 out of 5
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Koyote1000

Creative

He's really creative with his music and his showing in words. My favorite song is Jocelyn Flores

Jacob0001

Surprised

Wow I am actually so surprised by this album. Songs are kinda short (which is why I gave it 4 stars) but otherwise I really love the flow of X's rapping/singing. Good stuff man keep it up!

San ari

Amazing

It's Beautiful

About XXXTENTACION

Rapper XXXTENTACION—born Jahseh Onfroy—mounted his career with a stream of self-released singles and mixtapes before catapulting into the mainstream in 2017 with 17 and the chart-topping ?, the latter released months before his death. The South Florida native’s volatile approach made him one of the leading figures in so-called SoundCloud rap, combining the hollowed-out sound of trap with the vulnerability of emo and folk, exploring depression and self-loathing with a frankness almost unheard of in rap (or any other genre, for that matter). At his most captivating (“Look At Me!,” “SAD!”) Onfroy seemed to swing between numbness and violence, between feeling everything and feeling nothing at all—an uneasy dichotomy that resonated especially with younger fans desperate for an emotional outlet. A starkly controversial figure (? was recorded on house arrest while he awaited trial for aggravated battery of a pregnant woman), Onfroy also seemed to speak from experience, a boundary-blurring artist who, for better and worse, lived his art: He was shot and killed in June 2018, at the age of 20.

HOMETOWN
Plantation, FL
BORN
January 23, 1998

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