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Today, hip-hop lost a young talent, whose life was taken too soon due to gun violence.
XXXtentacion’s short impact on his fans and music is being shown all over social media and while some of hip-hop’s biggest names might have not directly worked with the 20-year-old rapper, everyone from veterans like Kanye West, to J Cole, Big Sean, Lil Yachty and more have all taken to social media to share their condolences.
In a tweet, Big Sean says:
My heart dropped when I heard about @xxxtentacion, I feel like we only got to see glimpse of his artistry. I didn’t know him personally but I respect how passionate he was about his music and message.
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My heart dropped when I heard about @xxxtentacion, I feel like we only got to see a glimpse of his artistry. I didn’t know him personally but I respect how passionate he was about his music and message. Nobody deserves this kind of ending. gone too soon, damn! RIP
— Sean Don (@BigSean) June 19, 2018
Such a sad feeling today. Losing a good artist. nothing is worth losing your life. I’m really sad about this and hurt how things have changed,so many new young good artist that need to realise their platform and influence. We gotta do better as a culture. We gotta come together and set better examples. We got to many young people that idolise us as artist. I want my son to grow up with the right influences and a positive outlook on life. Rip Xxx. You music will live forever 🙏🏾💔 Everything is in Gods hands Work for God and Keep him first.
R.I.P @xxxtentacion No one can be so self-righteous that they are happy when a youth dies. The young still have the capability to reform. God bless the kids. #xxxtentacion
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) June 18, 2018