XXX Tentacion (1998-2018):His life. Music. Hits and crime- The inside story (Videos)

XXX Tentacion died after he was shot in South Florida on Monday afternoon. The 20-year-old rapper – whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy – had just returned to his car after leaving a motorcycle dealership , when a gunman is said to have shot him multiple times. Local police said the rapper was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to initial investigation,  it appeared to be a robbery and there were two suspects who later fled the scene in a blacked out SUV.

Murder or robbery?
premeditated murder wouldn’t be a huge stretch. XXX Tentacion real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy had a history of feuds with rappers like Migos, Drake Trippie Redd, and Rob Stone’s gang in his short career.
In addition to feuding with fellow rappers, The hit maker lived his entire life in a constant brush with the Law, at the time of his death, he was awaiting trial for multiple offences including aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend.

A troubled childhood probably triggered the worst him:
He spent the first decade of his life cycling through the homes of friends, family, and his grandmother.

According to onfroy , his mom had him when she was 17. At the time, she was not ready for kids, so he lived with a string of people but most consistently his grandmother, Collette Jones, in a  gated community. “My grandma really feels like my mom,” he says. “My mom almost feels like more of a sister.”

Occasionally, his mum got him the best things money can buy, but she was never there for him. he constantly skipped school, got into fights and ran away from home.
Details of his early life was made available through his His half-sister Ariana Onfroy – She talked about him on her YouTube channel  Bad Gyal Ari. He also talked about his early life during an interview with no Jumper; see excerpt below;

His love for music  started early, his mother started him out on a choir, but according to him “They tried to teach me notes. I hate anything that makes me dumb. He finally got expelled from the choir after he punched a fellow member.

Dropping out of school & Juvenile detention;

Onfroy dropped out of high school and graduated to more serious offenses, including armed robbery, burglary, possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, and possession of drugs.

While in Juvenile camp, he bloody beat-up an inmate he referred to as a faggot for starring at him. there was blood everywhere when the security pulled him off. he even described wiping the blood across is face.

But make no mistake, through it all he was still focused on his love for music  and he went for it fearlessly– “Everyone is going to get their turn, literally. Craving and ambition is the way to speak to the world. if you want something so bad and  speak it into power, its going to happen. I am a first hand witness in that”

A life of crime + Damn good music….unfortunately that’s the right mix to be a success in hip-hop music

He released his first EP, The Fall, in 2014 before dropping a number of collaborative albums with another Sound cloud rapper, Ski Mask The Slump God, who he met during a stint prison.

November 16, 2015: XXX Tentacion is charged for committing home invasion, robbery, and aggravated battery, according to court documents. See robbery charge details.

His music was also slowly gaining prominence

On July 14, 2016;  Onfroy was arrested in Orlando for allegedly stabbing his new manager, a guy nicknamed “Table,” who the singer claimed had been stealing from him, he was released on bond.

He returned to jail in Broward County shortly after for earlier charges of armed home invasion and aggravated battery. Again he was released and placed on house arrest.

By October 2016 – for the first time since his life of crime , he was in serious trouble; at the same time his music and popularity was exploding;

His pregnant girlfriend managed to escape from his house and call the police. He had  severely beaten her to a bloody pulp. She was locked up in the house and told she could not leave until her face healed a little. she managed to find a way to leave.Read the full testimony of his girlfriend’s abuse on pitch fork

He was in jail from October 2016 up until march 2017 and within that time his track look at me started exploding.

His music debut at billboard chart, he also called shout out from popular stars like Asap Rocky, Danny brown, Kylie Jenner.  Then fans accused drake of copying his sound which he denied ( all these happened while he was in jail)

He got released from jail, but nothing changed- he fought with fans and beefed with fellow rappers
This is what a scene at his concert looks like..


and when TMZ asked him about the incident and if he would beef up his security, his reply was hilarious. Infact he laughs when he talked about his attacker who might die in the hospital

The fighting habits continued…

In June 2017: Onfroy punches a fan at a show in Salt Lake City.
During another performance  at the Rolling Loud festival in the Bay Area, he gets into another fight with a fan. A video below shows him hitting the crowd member in the head with his microphone. In a video released on twitter that night, XXX Tentacion argues that he was punched first and acted in self-defense.

That did not stop his rise, he released another album that became a massive hit and debut at no 2 in billboard 200 & number 7 in bill board 100
Damn his music is really good..He signed with top label Capitol records and dumped them after a few months.

But the case the domestic  violence and battery case was still hanging over his head
December 15 2017 XXX Tentacion is jailed ahead of his abuse trial, his ex girlfriend got death threats to drop the case. This caused seven new charges to be added, including different degrees of witness tampering and witness harassment. His bail was denied and he reportedly faces “decades in prison, at minimum, if convicted.” .
The media was careful when covering him, but fans Fans did not care about the allegations against him:

The 18-track, 37-minute album is an exercise is breaking down genre barriers, jumping between trap, alt-rock, metal, and reggaeton — “I was trying to appeal to every market,” Onfroy said in an April interview. “Even if there’s someone who doesn’t like the entire album, you have to like at least one song.”
Streaming platform Spotify announced a new “hateful conduct” policy that prohibited the music of Onfroy and accused sexual predator R. Kelly on its playlists. but after a huge backlash and threats of boycott they reinstated his music back.

Foreshadowing his death? A completely emotional message for his fans

‘if i am gonna die a tragic death,or be a scarifice, I want to know that my fans found some sort of resolve or answers in my life. i want to know that regardless of the bad things people say about me.

Two days ago, when he was gunned down, just as he was about the reach the  very peak of his mountain.

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