18 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded while on house arrest and released just months before its 20-year-old maker was shot dead in South Florida, ? captures one of the bleakest visions in contemporary rap. As with 2017’s 17, ? is an upsetting—if strangely cathartic—listen, toggling between tender (“ALONE, PART 3,” “before I close my eyes”) and violent (“going down!,” “Floor 555”), hollowed-out trap and bedroom folk, turning suicidal thoughts into the material of singalong choruses (“SAD!”). A deeply controversial figure (he had been awaiting trial for aggravated battery of a pregnant woman at the time of his death), XXXTENTACION collapsed the distance between art and life, with tragic consequences.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded while on house arrest and released just months before its 20-year-old maker was shot dead in South Florida, ? captures one of the bleakest visions in contemporary rap. As with 2017’s 17, ? is an upsetting—if strangely cathartic—listen, toggling between tender (“ALONE, PART 3,” “before I close my eyes”) and violent (“going down!,” “Floor 555”), hollowed-out trap and bedroom folk, turning suicidal thoughts into the material of singalong choruses (“SAD!”). A deeply controversial figure (he had been awaiting trial for aggravated battery of a pregnant woman at the time of his death), XXXTENTACION collapsed the distance between art and life, with tragic consequences.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Mcbitchson ,

Never fails to impress

He’s simply the best rapper/singer right now and ain’t no denying it.Also why is the genre pop? it should be Rap or R&B

Joshua Bodin ,

Let’s go

Can’t wait! I know this will be all fire

Evil Monkey 919 ,

Fire

Pure talent

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