Rap newcomer XXXTentacion has social media number crunching. New speculation has developed over the rap rookie allegedly ditching a multi-million dollar Capitol Records contract.
A screenshot has surfaced of XXX making the big – and shocking – announcement to his social media following.
Earlier this month, buzz developed over the Florida rapper landing a $6 million Capitol deal.
Capitol Music Group’s subsidiary Caroline has signed XXXTentacion to a record deal, multiple sources tell Billboard, with one saying the deal is worth $6 million. The 19-year-old South Florida MC, born Jahseh Onfroy, has emerged as one of the most successful — and controversial — new rappers in the industry since his emergence in February of this year with the single “Look At Me.” The deal is through indie distributor Caroline, and will cover yet-to-be-released material. (Billboard)
Over the past few months, XXXTentacion has received mainstream appeal and retail success.
XXXTentacion has become one of the most successful and polarizing young rappers in the game. It was about two months ago when the 19-year-old dropped his first studio album, 17, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 and has since earned a total of 313,000 equivalent album units. His work has been overshadowed by controversy, which includes physical altercations with concert-goers, disturbing abuse allegations, and a publicity stunt that involved a fake suicide. (Complex)