According to the New York Times, the rapper and producer, XXXTentacion, who died on the 18th of June, had signed a $10 million contract with Empire Records for the release of his next album. The publication referenced three sources for their claim.
Jahseh Onfroy, famously known as XXXTentacion, which means “temptation” in Spanish, had only released two full-length albums during his very short but successful career.
The rapper released “17” in 2017, and “?” in 2018. He also had a couple of different mixtapes and singles. His posthumous album won’t be out this year according to the New York Times.
Ghazi Shami, the founder of Empire records, said that a lot of his music still exists. Ever since the 20-year-old rapper passed away, his following his grown immensely in size.
Despite the fact that he was banned for a short period of time on the juggernaut streaming platform, Spotify, his legend grew anyway.
As it was previously reported, Spotify released a statement saying they were distancing themselves from artists such as R. Kelly and XXXTentacion who were both in the middle of sexual assault trials.
However, the platform later rescinded that policy, stating that they hadn’t really thought it through, which they hadn’t, considering the sheer number of artists throughout history who had been accused of similar crimes.
In case you missed it, XXXTentacion died on the 18th of June at the age of 20, when two armed suspects shot him while he was shopping for a motorcycle. As the rapper was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, the men pulled up on him, took his bag, shot him after a struggle, then drove away.
His family had an open-casket and viewing memorial which took place on the 27th of June, and it drew around 20,000 people to the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
As you may know, XXX had a bad reputation since the beginning of his life, finding himself in trouble with the law repeatedly, and was also expelled for physical violence. Two years ago in 2016, his girlfriend at the time pressed charges on him for imprisonment and battery.