New York rapper JAY-Z has waited for the release of Scorpion to weigh-in on the recent XXXTentacion slaying. Young Hov relied on Drake’s new solo effort to speak up on the Florida hip-hop artist’s death.
On the duo’s “Talk Up” collabo, JAY references X and also refers to the streets letting Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman live.
On Scorpion, the rap icon makes an appearance on ‘Talk Up’, and opens up on the shooting that killed XXXTentacion just last week. The moment comes as Jay reflects upon the death of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. “Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live, streets is done”, Jay raps on the track. (NME)
This week, hip-hop veteran DJ Paul talked about learning JAY landed on his produced single after he completed his work on it.
“[JAY[ was added on later. … I haven’t even heard it, actually. I’ve heard pieces of it. I’m even excited about what’s about to go down. Drake is secret with it because he can’t release nothing like that. I’ve heard pieces, I haven’t even heard the final final [version]. … Two of the biggest artists in the world on one of my tracks, man. I couldn’t believe it. It was amazing and Drake hooked it up. I saw a post that 21 Savage did where he was talking about how Drake is the only big rapper that always shows love to other rappers. That’s the truth. He really does show love.” (VIBE)
This week, Hollywood actress Skai Jackson and Lil Uzi Vert pulled through for X’s funeral.
On Wednesday, an open-casket funeral went down in Sunrise, Florida.
Rapper XXXTentacion will be laid to rest on Wednesday in Florida, just over one week after the 20-year-old was fatally shot. The funeral and fan memorial will be held on June 27 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Florida Panthers Stadium in Sunrise, Florida, the rapper’s attorney, J. David Bogenschutz, tells PEOPLE. The service will also feature an open-casket viewing. (People)