Florida rapper XXXtentacion is returning to music — regardless of his guarantees on the contrary — with a brand new album titled ? this Friday, March 16. The controversial rapper confirmed the discharge date on Instagram, with a press launch calling it “an innate evolution for a contemporary icon and arguably the voice of his technology.”
XXX has tapped quite a lot of high-profile artists for options, together with Brooklyn rapper Joey Badass, drummer Travis Barker, and Philadelphia rapper/singer PNB Rock. XXX has been making an attempt to show round his public picture for a while, promising to host occasions to learn abuse survivors and donate proceeds of his music to charity, so maybe the visitor artists’ appearances are the primary indicators his picture rehabilitation marketing campaign is beginning to work.
Sadly, it’s a messy picture to attempt to absolve him of, because the listing of costs towards him — in addition to the ugly description of the abuse in query — are certain to show away many conscientious listeners.
Because the for relaxation, XXX should show that he can create a extra cohesive and inventive mission than his earlier effort, 17, produced. Whereas it bought comparatively properly, the precise vital consensus was that it was an underwhelming effort from an artist who appears to be extra fascinating as a trainwreck than a musician.