XXXTentacion: American rapper (1998–2018)

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy , known professionally as XXXTentacion , was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion (/ˌɛksˌɛksˌɛksˌtɛntɒˈsjn/) (sometimes stylized as xxxtentacion or XXXTENTACION[9] and referred to colloquially as X),[10] was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.

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Onfroy's mugshot in October 2016, later used as the cover of his single "Look at Me!"
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy

(1998-01-23)January 23, 1998
DiedJune 18, 2018(2018-06-18) (aged 20)
Cause of deathMurder (drive-by shooting)
Resting placeGardens of Boca Raton Memorial Park
Boca Raton, Florida[1]
Other names
  • X
  • XXX
  • Triple X
  • Young Dagger Dick[2]
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • drums
Years active2013–2018
  • Bad Vibes Forever
  • Caroline
  • Empire
  • Capitol
Formerly ofMembers Only
XXXTentacion signature.svg

Born in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in Lauderhill. His parents are Jamaican. He began writing music after being released from a juvenile detention center[11] and released his first song on SoundCloud in June 2013, titled "News/Flock".[12] He was a popular figure in SoundCloud rap, a trap scene that takes elements of lo-fi music and harsh 808s.[13][14][15]

He released his first album, 17, on August 25, 2017. Onfroy's second album, ?, was released on March 16, 2018. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Its singles "Sad!", "Changes" and "Moonlight" all reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.

On June 18, 2018, Onfroy was shot to death at the age of 20 in his car after he was robbed at a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida.[16]

He singed on Noah Cyrus' 2017 single "Again".

Personal life

Seven months after his death, his son, Gekyume Onfroy was born with Jenesis Sanchez on January 26, 2019.



XXXTentacion released 2 studio albums and 2 posthumous albums:

2019Bad Vibes Forever


2016Look at Me!
2017What in XXXTarnation (feat. Ski Mask the Slump God)
2017Gospel (with Rich Brian & Keith Ape)
2017Fuck Love (feat. Trippie Redd)
2017Jocelyn Flores
2018Falling Down (with Lil Peep)
2018Arms Around You (with Lil Pump feat. Maluma & Swae Lee)


On June 18, 2018, Onfroy went to a bank to withdraw some money before heading to a motor sports dealership at Riva Motorsports. As he was leaving the store, a black SUV blocked his car from leaving the parking lot. Two men stepped out of the SUV and started fighting Onfroy. The men stole a Louis Vuitton bag from Onfroy's car. Then they shot him a few times in the neck. He was dead on arrival at hospital.

Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams, Robert Allen and Trayvon Newsome were arrested and charged with first-degree murder in Onfroy's killing. On August 12, 2022, Allen pled guilty of second-degree murder in exchange for testimony against the other three.[17] Allen was sentenced to 7 years in prison with credit for time served, as well as 20 years probation when he is released.[18] The other three were found guilty on all counts.[19] Newsome and Williams were sentenced to life in prison without parole. Boatwright was sentenced to two life sentences without parole, one for first-degree murder and one for armed robbery, and was sentenced to another 30 years for other charges.[20]


  1. Gary Trock, Melissa Parrelli (July 2, 2018). "XXXTentacion Private Funeral Featured Police Protection". The Blast. Retrieved July 9, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. 1035 TheBeat (March 29, 2017). "XXXTentacion Calls Out Drake In His First Interview After Jail!" – via YouTube.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Amorosi, A.D. (January 28, 2022). "XXXTentacion's Manager and Producer Talk SoundCloud Reissues and the Long-Delayed Documentary". Variety. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  4. Guan, Frank (March 28, 2018). "SoundCloud Rap Has Its First No. 1 Album — Now What?". Vulture. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Caramanica, Jon (June 18, 2018). "XXXTentacion, Rapper Accused of Violent Crimes, Shot Dead at 20". The New York Times. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  6. Weingarten, Christopher R. (June 19, 2018). "We've Only Begun to Understand XXXTentacion's Musical Legacy". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  7. Atkinson, Katie (October 16, 2018). "Here Are All the Winners From the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  8. Kornhaber, Spencer (March 26, 2018). "The Unsettling Familiarity of XXXTentacion". The Atlantic. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  9. "Xxxtentacion - feat. Yung Bans & Ski Mask "The Slump God" - ILOVEITWHENTHEYRUN".
  10. "No Jumper – The Xxxtentacion Interview". YouTube. April 27, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  11. Weinstein, Max (April 22, 2017). "The Break Presents: Ski Mask The Slump God – XXL". News. XXL. Townsquare Media. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. Born near the Swap Shop in Deepside, a rough area that's a part of Broward County, Ski met X[XXTentacion] when the two were in a juvenile detention center [ ... ] When they both got out, Ski started a group called Very Rare and brought X into the fold. Soon after that, X started Members Only, and it was on from there.
  12. Welk, Brian (June 18, 2018). "5 Things to Know About Rapper XXXTentacion, From Feuds With Drake to Legal Trouble". TheWrap. The Wrap News. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. XXXTentacion released his first track 'News/Flock' onto the music streaming service SoundCloud in 2013.
  13. Guan, Frank (March 28, 2018). "SoundCloud Rap Has Its First No. 1 Album — Now What?". Soundcloud Rap. Vulture. New York Media. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. Despite mounting controversy, XXXTentacion has SoundCloud rap's first No. 1 album. [ ... ] XXXTentacion, the sole SoundCloud rapper who's proven himself versatile in terms of genre and tone—East Coast boom-bap lyricism, nü-metal screaming, acoustic ballads, Weeknd-ish R&B, forays into EDM and Latin music—is facing the prospect of prolonged imprisonment, which would put an end to all experimentation.
  14. Caramanica, Jon (June 22, 2017). "The Rowdy World of Rap's New Underground". Arts (Music). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
    Breihan, Tom (July 26, 2017). "SoundCloud Rap Is Thriving While SoundCloud Is Dying". Status Ain't Hood. Stereogum. Eldridge Industries. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018. But the whole SoundCloud rap tag probably best applies to a rangy mob of South Florida rap kids, raspy and forbidding stylistic descendants of SpaceGhostPurrp and Denzel Curry. [ ... ] The most prominent of them is XXXtentacion, the risible figure who went to jail for beating up his pregnant girlfriend and who seems to incite massive brawls at all his shows.
  15. Turner, David (June 1, 2017). "Look At Me!: The Noisy, Blown-Out SoundCloud Revolution Redefining Rap". Music (Features). Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  16. "Police reveal how XXXTentacion's killers tracked rapper in final moments before fatal shooting". The Independent. June 23, 2018. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  17. "Plea Deal Struck in 2018 Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion in Pompano Beach". NBC Miami. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  18. "Suspect Who Took Plea Deal in 2018 Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion Sentenced". NBC Miami. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  19. "Jury convicts 3 of murder in death of rapper XXXTentacion". KTLA. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  20. "XXXTentacion's convicted killers sentenced to life in prison". AP News. Retrieved June 2, 2023.

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