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Skins

Album by Xxxtentacion
2018, 10 tracks, 21 mins 0 sec

Narratives(2)

Jul 04, 2019

A Short Lived Life But Long Lived Musical Journey

One of the most favorite singers especially of the youth, Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy being the real name of the musical sensation XXXtentacion, was born in Florida. The artist had started his journey in the music industry through Soundcloud which is a platform for all the people interested in spreading their love for music. Having a great and huge number of fanbase, the artist was able to rise above all the bounds in his past life and touched the hearts of millions of youth. One of the most unfortunate and sad part about the artist was his death when he was shot by a group of four people in a robbery which left his fans disheartened and in shock. The twenty years old artist had left the world, but his songs always lingered all around making his musical journey successful even after his death. Making his debut in the huge English musical industry was the song “LOOK AT ME” which was at first regarded popular in an average rate but secured a great appreciation later when this song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. SKINS, the album released in the year 2018, was the third studio album by the artist. The rapper and the songwriter’s last album before death, SKINS has received a large popularity and love. The most popular track of the album was “BAD” which was his fifth posthumous single and his third posthumous single to go to platinum. The album’s first release was in the artist’s Instagram profile where he sang first line of the song. The music video became extremely popular with time when it reached over more than 30 million views. The late artist had taken out many anime- styled video clips along with the song and it got many votes and much love from the fans all over the world. The album was made in collaboration with American rapper Kanye West who later also released some snippets from X’s album that had also made many more fans. Taking from the song videos to just the tunes and the lyrics, the album was at the top of the US Billboard 200. It was unfortunate and ill-fated that after 3 months from the release of the album, the artist was shot dead.

Written by @Soulbyweekly from SoulByweekly
Feb 01, 2019

The Dead Live Again In XXXTentacion’s Magnificent Posthumous Record SKINS

If you’ve got a pair of working ears, you’ve likely heard Trap music invade pretty much every genre & even media outlet in the last 6 or so years, its signature triplet rhythms & ticking hi-hats burrowing their way into your brain like a disease. While many mainstream sources managed to quickly bastardize the genre, the ‘underground’ scene continued to flourish on SoundCloud, giving birth to a whole generation of…rappers? with their own distinct sound, giving today’s jaded youth a voice that truly represented them – regardless of how intelligible it was – with performers like XXXTentacion at the front of the pack leading the charge – Sadly, he was gunned-down in June of 2018, but just as his music had an incredible influence on the scene in life, his tracks continue to impress even in death with the release of SKINS, the first of potentially several posthumous record releases from the deceased artist.

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Album Info

"Skins"

Released

  • Dec 06, 2018

Genres

  • Rap

Label

  • Bad Vibes Forever
  • Empire

Producer

  • Cubeatz
  • John Cunningham
  • Potsu
  • Robert Soukiasyan
  • XXXTentacion

Studio

  • XXX Studios

About

Skins (stylized in all caps) is the third studio album by American rapper XXXTentacion, released on December 7, 2018. It is one of the projects XXXTentacion was working on before his death, and his first album to be released posthumously. The lead single, "Bad!", was released on November 9. The album’s features include drummer for the pop-punk band Blink-182, Travis Barker and American rapper Kanye West; XXXTentacion is also expected to be a posthumous feature on West's forthcoming album Yandhi. On December 4, 2018, the album was leaked to multiple websites.
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