How much was XXXTentacion worth?
|Date of Birth:
|January 23, 1998 (aged 20)
|United States of America
|5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
XXXTentacion is the pseudonym of Jahseh Onfroy, an American singer, songwriter, and most notably rapper. He began his career at the age of 15, in 2013 and soon gained a cult following mainly because of his social alienation and depression thematic music. Another reason why the talented artist was well-liked and praised is because of his musical versatility. Besides rapping, he was also able to quickly transition into emo, hip hop, indie rock, trap, punk rock, and lo-fi.
In 2018, XXXTentacion was killed in a robbery that went wrong in Florida. Two men attempting to mug him left him for dead and made off with an estimated $50,000 cash in a Louis Vuitton bag.
Throughout his short but prosperous career, XXXTentacion went by different names such as X, XXX, Triple X, and Jah Young Dagger Dick. From 2017 to 2019, he released 4 studio albums, all of which topped multiple international charts and landed mostly in the top 5 upon their release. His albums have sold more than 38 million copies and were all certified gold/platinum.
What made XXXTentacion famous were his impressive and versatile music skills thanks to which he gained a cult following by his young fanbase. Jahseh was born on January 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida. His parents are Jamaican and he is of Egyptian, Italian, Indian, and Syrian descent. Raised mostly by his grandmother, the aspiring rapper grew interested in music during his teen years. He attended the Margate Middle School and the Piper High School, however, he was expelled and dropped out of both before even graduating.
During his teen years, Jahseh became more and more interested in music and eventually started attending school choir before joining a church choir. After he was kicked out of the church choir, the aspiring rapper began listening to rap, hard rock, and nu-metal. Shortly, he began studying guitar and piano. He first began performing and recording in 2013. His very first song was “News/Flock” which was released a few months after he left a juvenile detention because of gun possession charges.
After his first song was released, Jahseh adopted the moniker of XXXTentacion and released the song “Vice City” on SoundCloud. In November 2014, he released his very first studio project – an extended play called The Fall. Throughout 2015 and 2016, XXXTentacion continued to release new music and work with various artists. In the final days of 2015, he released the original version of his sleeper hit “Look At Me”.
In mid-2016, he released his first heavy metal/indie EP Willy Wonka Was a Child Murderer. Over a year after it was released, his hit single “Look At Me” gained attention and coverage on several social media platforms thanks to which it climbed the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 34. Because of the successful single, XXXTentacion soon gained the attention of many popular artists such as Drake, who would go on to use a similar rap flow in the song “KMT”. He also caught the attention of many because of his Cruella de Vill-inspired half-colored hair. After spending some time in jail for assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, thanks to his breakthrough song, the rapper received a lot of contract offers by major labels.
He eventually signed with Empire Distribution and released three songs on SoundCloud, one of which was “Slipknot”. A few weeks later, the rapper announced his first national tour called The Revenge Tour. The tour had 26 tour dates and gathered media coverage, mostly because of the rapper’s assault. During that time, in August, he released his debut album titled 17. The project includes 11 songs, including the hits “F*ck Love”, “Jocelyn Flores”, and “Revenge”. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and topped multiple international charts.
The main reason why XXXTentacion is so successful is because of his uniqueness and highly-praised music projects. The well-received debut album further elevated his career and he soon gained millions of fans worldwide. A month after the album’s release, the artist released his very first official music video for the breakthrough hit “Look At Me”. Soon, XXXTentacion signed a deal with the label Capitol Music Group, which is estimated to have been worth $6 million just for one album.
In March 2018, the rapper released his second and best studio album titled ?. Just like his first album, it was certified gold by the RIAA and it topped multiple charts, including the Billboard 200. The album includes 18 songs, all of which in different genres – acoustic, alternative rock, cloud rap, emo, nu metal, and trap. Three months after he passed away, the XXXTentacion’s song “Sad” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making him the first artist to have a posthumous number-one single on the chart since The Notorious B.I.G.’s record from 1997.
XXXTentacion’s last two projects, both of which were released posthumously, premiered in December 2018 and 2019. The albums Skins and Bad Vibes Forever received mixed reviews from mainstream and music critics. The first was just as successful as ? and it did relatively well on the album charts. Both of his projects include multiple collaborations with established artists such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Tory Lane, Noah Cyrus, Blink 182, among many others.
Ever since he rose to prominence in the late 2010s, XXXTentacion became a sensation in the music industry. He gained attention mostly because of his music, which focused on social alienation, depression, and mental health issues. Besides his intriguing personality and looks, the rapper also gained cult following because of his versatility in music, thanks to which he was able to transition in different music genres.
XXXTentacion is one of the most well-received names in the music industry. at the time of his death in 2018, XXXTentacion’s net worth was estimated to be $3 million dollars. Despite the multiple legal issues that he faced throughout his life such as domestic violence, gun possession, robbery, and false imprisonment, as well as the controversy that surrounded him, the rapper won the hearts of millions of people thanks to his genuine personality and relatable songs.