A Biography of XXXTentacion

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This is a Biography of sorts about the late Hip Hop artist Jahseh Onfroy (AKA XXXTentacion) I don't usually write stuff so go easy on me.

Submitted: January 20, 2019

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A Biography of

XXXTentacion

Part One:
Early Childhood.

XXXTentacion, was born on January 23rd, 1998 in Plantation, Florida as Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy. As a child, Jahseh was frequently moved from house to house, being handed back and forth between his mother and his grandmother. Jahseh's mother (named Cleopatra Bernard) was unfit to be a mother as of the time of Jahseh's birth, going on 18 at the time. As a result, much of Jahseh's youth was spent with his grandmother in Lauderhill, Florida. Jahseh began to act out, as a sort of way to gain his mother's attention, which clearly isn't very healthy behavior. In one particular instance, when he was only 6 years old, a man tried to attack his mother, and in Jahseh's words he "bit off his a chunk of his flesh and grabbed a shard of glass to stab the open wound". Jahseh would later in life quote this lack of a mother in his childhood as the reason for his depression. Although Jahseh was heavily discouraged by his mother not being around, he understood why she couldn't be there for him and he still loved her.

 

Part Two:

Adolescence/

Life of Crime.

In his Sophomore year of high school, Jahseh was kicked out of Piper High School in Broward County for fighting too often. This didn't affect Jah too much, as he never found school to be much use to him as he didn't need any of the information he was being taught. After being kicked out of high school, Jah turned to a life of crime, being locked up on multiple charges such as; armed robbery, armed burglary, possession of an illegal firearm, resisting without violence, grand theft, possession of oxycodone, and possession of hallow tipped bullets, all at the age of 15. Jah said once in an interview that he'd often slam his head into the jail walls just to feel something, and that he was surrounded by crazy people, which rubbed off on him. He was reported to be very polite to everyone withon the jail, including gaurds, and in fact met his best friend Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (AKA Ski Mask The Slump God) while in jail. One story that Jah has told from his time in jail was when he brutally beat up a gay man for staring at him naked for too long, however Jah stated that he's not homophobic at all.

 

Part Three:

Music Career

and Controversy.

Jah listed some of his biggest musical inspirations as, Three Days Grace, Blood on the Dancefloor, The Fray, Papa Roach, and Lil Wayne. He stated once that ever since he was a little kid, he never knew what he wanted to do in life, that music just presented itself, and he was mesmerised by it. After being released from jail, Jah would go on to make music with his friend Stokely for a long while, forming the rap collectives Members Only and Very Rare. Members Only released 3 Albums together, Entitled Members Only Volume 1, 2, and 3, with a forth coming January 23rd, 2019. Jah released his fist official song Vice City on March 5th , 2014 on his Soundcloud account named Jahseh Onfroy, which would later be changed to XXXTentacion. His song 'Look At Me' blew up in 2016, putting him in the public eye for the first time. "It was during this same time that Jah started dating the woman who would later accuse him of holding her captive and abusing her in his apartment. According to her testimony, between May and October of 2016 Jah repeatedly beat her and strangled her, once held a knife to her throat, and after learning she was pregnant, beat her so severely she couldn’t recognize herself in the mirror. It was after that incident, on October 6, 2016, that X allegedly held the woman captive in his apartment, confiscating her phone and refusing to let her go to a hospital until her face healed. Two days later, while X was playing Minecraft and using Skype, she escaped by crouching behind an open refrigerator door where she wouldn’t be seen and sneaking out a side door of the apartment. X was arrested October 8 in Miami-Dade County and charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. He pleaded not guilty, but was detained for violating a house arrest agreement related to a 2015 home invasion, robbery, and aggravated battery case." - https://www.spin.com/2017/12/xxxtentacion-accusations-timeline/

After being released from jail once again on April 18th, 2017 Jah would continue making music with Stokeley. The first official album released by Jah was 17 released on August 25th 2017,which was a much different style from the music he had been putting out. Much more focused on mental health, the suicide of his friend Jocelyn Flores and the impact it had on him. Later that year, Jah would be accused .Jah's 2nd studio album, '?' released on March 16th 2018, was a massive success and flung him back into the public eye.

 

Part Four:

Death

and Legacy.

On June 18th 2018, XXXTentacion was tragically gunned down outside a motorbike dealership in Deerfield Beach Florida at the age of 20 years old. This death took many by surprise, as many people viewed him to be a changed and more positive man. Many people were heavily saddened by this event, not so surprisingly as he was becoming quite the star. Although Jah had died, his legacy continued, with his charities flourishing and his helping hand challenge becoming more of a lifestyle for many fans.On June 27th, 2018, a public open casket service was held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida where anyone could come and pay respects. His private funeral was then held on June 28th where Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty were among some of the attendees. Jah currently rests at Boca Raton Memorial Park in a mausoleum.

Jah's final confirmed album was released on December 7th, 2018, with another album rumored to be on the way. The final gift Jah left behind in this world was his son, who is yet to be born. His date of birth is currently unknown to the public, but his name is confirmed to be Gekyume, which is a word Jahseh made up himself.

 

Thank you for reading this biography, although it's incomplete, this is a basic overview of Jahseh's life. I highly recommend Jah's music to anyone as it's not just a single genre, if you've read this far you might as well try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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