At the time of XXXTentacion’s untimely death due to murder last month, he was working on new music and according to a report from NY Times, he had signed a $10 million worth deal for his next album.
XXXTentacion had a controversial career due to allegations of abuse by ex girlfriend but there is no doubt that his music was reaching the masses. His last album ? had topped the Billboard 200 and he was amassing a huge fan base worldwide. Following his death, sales of his debut album 17 skyrocketed by 9000% in 24 hours and his single ‘SAD!’ topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Three people close to the matter told NY Times that he had a $10 million worth deal with independent distribution company EMPIRE on lock. Ghazi Shami, the founder of Empire, said that the rapper had finished “a significant amount of material” for the new album, but there were no firm plans for its release. While XXXTentacion’s existing deal with EMPIRE covers only his next album, he is likely to have a vast archive of unreleased material that his estate may continue to license for years to come.
The music video for his song ‘SAD!’ was released 10 days ago which shows the rapper foreseeing his own death.