XXXTentacion: Controversial Soundcloud rapper turned global star shot dead in Florida

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US rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot in Florida on Monday afternoon.

Controversial rapper XXXTentacion was shot by a gunman after leaving a motorcycle dealership in Broward County, South Florida. Police said that XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.

The 20-year-old rapper enjoyed a fast-rise after releasing two consecutive hit albums. Despite being one of South Florida’s most promising names, he was also considered to be one of its most controversial. Onfroy was facing 15 felony charges at the time of his death, including domestic violence charges.

After the news of his death circulated online, some of music’s biggest names spoke out about his death.

Launching his career on Soundcloud, X was one of the breakthrough names in the generation of rapidly fast growing ‘Soundcloud rappers’. His emotionally raw lyrics and themes, which explored his battle with depression connected with a huge fan base. Picking up over 1 billion plays on Spotify, his latest album release ‘?’ debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s 200 album chart.

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