XXXTentacion was an American rapper, songwriter, and singer. He lived in Florida, and during his active musical period he recorded and released a couple of albums, and one of them was released posthumously.
Early Life and Career
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy aka XXXTentacion was born on January 23rd, 1998, in Plantation, Florida. He grew up with his parents Dwayne and mother Cleopatra and two younger siblings Arianna and Aiden. Onfroy had very mixed origins, as his parents have Egyptian, Syrian, and Indian background. He attended Piper High School. However, he dropped out and never went back to continue his education.
Onfroy spent his early years in Lauderhill, and he was having a problematic childhood and was also sent to a juvenile detention center. Soon after he has reached teen years, Onfroy started producing music, and his beginnings were usually associated with lo-fi music and music from the 80s with Tupac Shakur as his role model.
In 2014 he released a couple of E.P.s ”The Fall” and ”Ice Hotel” which also followed the same popularity as the first single. In the meantime, Onfroy joined rap crew ”Members Only” and recorded several hits with them.
The year 2016 was a turning point for him, and his music career went uphill after that. With the singles ”It Wasnt Enough” and ”Willy Wonka Was a Child Murderer” became massive hits and Onfory experimented with the sounds and genres including the mix of indie music and heavy metal.
Soon after that, in the year 2017, Onfroy released a debut studio album ”17”, however, he already released some of the singles from the X’s project such as ”Bad Vibes” and ”I need Jesus.” The album was sold in 500, 000 copies across the U.S.
In 2018, his album ”?” was released and also was a huge hit, especially the songs ”Sad!”, ”Changes” and ”Moonlight.” In the same year, he won an award for Favorite Soul/RnB album by American Music Awards. In the same year, single ”Look at me” hit had reached top charts and became a 2nd song on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Onfroy also collaborated with various artists. Some of the artists such as Matt Ox, Travis Barker, and Kanye West made a guest appearance in his last album Skins that was released posthumously by the Bad Vibes Forever.
Personal Life and Death
XXXTentacion has lived an extreme and problematic life, and he was often involved in controversies like robbery’s, attacking, physical abuse, etc. Among the police records, he had many scandals with his girlfriends who were reporting how he abused them, and one of them was pregnant with him. Sadly, Onfroy never met his child because he died a year before he was born.
Onfroy lived the life of a music star. However, he always managed to turn to music and to live artistic life despite the fact he was a problematic person. He had several charges and was in prison a couple of times during his relatively short music career, and life. Onfroy charges were usually regarding gun possessions, robbery, assault, invasion and threat to his ex – girls.
However, later it was confirmed that he had mental health issues and that he was fighting with depression and loneliness, which he often transmitted into music, and some of the songs are relatable. Also, Onfrey stated how Kurt Cobain was his primary inspiration, which is understandable since Kurt was suffering from severe depression, which ended with suicide.
Unfortunately, XXXTentacion’s short life ended on June 18th, 2018, due to several gunshots he received from two armed men in an ambush that was planned for him. The scene happened at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach in Florida, when Onfroy was leaving parking. Two armed men approached with the SUV and surrounded the car, and soon after that, they started shooting, which resulted in Onfroy’s death.
Armed men took from the vehicle small Louis Vuitton bag, which contained $50,000. Soon after that, Onfroy was taken to the nearest hospital where the doctors could only confirm the time of his death.
The funeral took place at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. It was a big ceremony, and most of his friends and musicians came to honor him, including rappers Lil Yachty, and singer Erykah Badu.
XXXTentacion had left a significant mark on the music, and his songs are played, and he is still quite popular among different young groups today. The album Skins, which is released posthumously, has reached immense popularity as well. Also, on the anniversary of his death on June 19th, 2019, the official documentary about his life is released and can bee seen and downloaded online.
XXXTentacion Net Worth2019
XXXTentacion lived a short life. However, he managed to succeed in the music industry and to build a name worth remembering. Therefore, Onfroy earned a lot of money. While his singles were among the first ones on the U.S. charts, and his records being sold across the country, his income was overgrowing. As follows, it is estimated that his net worth was $2 million.
Sadly, with his early death, he left his fame and fortune to his family and his fans, and he will continue to live through his son, Gekyume Onfry.
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