Just two days ago, rising superstar XXXTentacion was fatally shot when leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, a suburb of Miami.

The rapper whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was just 20 years old. He had already seen an enormous amount of success, considering his freshman and sophomore albums respectively reached the #2 and #1 spot on Billboard and 4 of his singles had gone Platinum at the time of his passing.

His death shocked the hip-hop community, and countless celebrities including Kanye West and J. Cole paid tribute to X. In light of what happened, here’s 5 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About XXXTentacion.

1. X Had Amazing Musical Talent

XXXTentacion’s two studio albums, 17 (which was approved by Kendrick Lamar) and ?, beautifully demonstrated his natural musical talent in all facets. X knew how to play multiple instruments including the piano and guitar, which he had picked up prior to entering high school. He also had a fantastic ability to sing, and used his voice in his music to express his emotions. XXXTentacion was public about his battle with depression and was an icon for those enduring battles with mental illnesses. Rapper PnB Rock went to Instagram to show a snippet from the creation of X’s song “Changes”, which has just reached Platinum status.

[2. XXX had a legit love for fashion and has some designs online…]

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