For those who don't know, xxxtentacion was a twenty-year-old rapper who was murdered today. He was a Soundcloud rapper with popular songs such as Jocelyn Flores, Look At Me, Depression and Obsession, Save Me, F*ck Love, and so on.
He had a difficult childhood growing up in Florida. His real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfrey. X's musical style was very unique- he popularized Soundcloud rap, featuring songs split between mumble rap and screamo. His music evinced his struggles with depression. He behaved riskily, publicly talkimg about his suicidal ideation, being relatable to many fans. The truth is, X didn't seem to care if he was hurt. Depression is not just a state of mind; it can be observed through one's behaviors and actions. Much more can be said about him, but I do not know what else to say. This news has affected me deeply. He proves another example of tragedy. As was said by John Knowles:
Nothing endures- not a tree, not love, not even a death by violence.
Yes, he wasn't a perfect person by any means. He frequently got in trouble with the law. He had beefs. But xxxtentacion was a human, flawed yet real.