XXXtentacion’s new album shocks the world with a heartfelt album released on August 25, 2017. The rapper has debuted his first album since his start into music showing a very different side to his emotions
The Album called 17 goes through his emotions in a very deep and intense way that portrays a different emotion which his fans are used to. The emotions showed in this album can be seen as much more mellow and heart aching. This is a complete 360 from his previous hit single “Look At Me”
This album sold 87,000 copies within the first week which is a major jump from his previous project that he released. This project is 8 songs with only one feature from Trippie Redd, but includes various samples from Potsu and Shiloh Dynasty.
The many samples he uses in his project really showcase show the raw sad emotion the artist was facing during the making of this album. The beats along with the words tie everything together as it mirrors the mellow tone and is not anything that
Arthur Pombuena says that this album “Is a body of work that he can fully comprehend and is something that is easy to listen to.” His previous music was heavy into showing anger with a lot of screaming and harsh beats. This soft spoken album shows how diverse of an artist he his and how much talent he has.
This album brings on a new audience as it takes a more calm sound that focuses in on his sadness and heartbreak that he has faced in his life. The first track is a intro stating that this album is a compilation of his thoughts put into music.
Senior, Aisa Dimalanta says “This album is really good because it’s a lot less aggressive and very enjoyable to me now that I can easily understand what he’s saying and where he is coming from.” The wave this artist is on is showing to be very easy for people to comprehend.
The first song on the album, “Jocelyn Flores” embodies exactly what the sound of his new album is and the messages he is trying to convey. This song in particular shows particularly the loss he faces as he raps on a sampled vocals from Potsu.
XXXtentacion is able ot come across in a very different way throughout the course of the album offering more of a positive message.
The many samples he uses in his project really showcase show the raw sad emotion the artist was facing during the making of this album.
Overall people seem to be accepting his new sound and what he seems to be talking about. People respect his artistry and the messages that he shares through his music.