Influential and young, the hip-hop community lost another member of its community. XXXTENTACION was shot and killed yesterday in his vehicle. There are many allegations of domestic abuse and assault against XXX. Deemed a controversial figure in music, he still maintained a high level of respect with his music. Regardless of where you stand on his life and death, clearly a lot of people were impacted by his work. Much of Christian hip-hop had strong feelings about the news.
i put my message in my song and pray that you are blessed @xxxtentacion
idk what to say.
— nobigdyl. (@nobigdyl) June 18, 2018
i took X off all my playlists and completely stopped supporting him a few weeks ago. but i 100% wanted to see him live and change his ways and be blessed. this is my hope for everyone.
— nobigdyl. (@nobigdyl) June 19, 2018
We used to joke about a society that would see a traumatic event and the first thing they would think is to pull out their phone. It’s sad its no longer a joke but a reality. We have become so clout centered that we will film a person die to say we where there rather than help.
— Reverend Minor (@thederekminor) June 18, 2018
You know, I’m really feeling a little heavy after hearing about the murder of @xxxtentacion. It just makes me think that I wish I was closer to some of these guys. Although, I’ve had conversations with mainstream artist, my desire is to go deeper with them. Satan is really out to steal, kill and destroy. Lord, please continue to use us in every arena. Hip Hop needs you Jesus!!!!!!
Say what you want about him…. but he was just a kid smh. Had so much more to grow. His music you can tell he was screaming for help. Beyond talented! I hope we can always love people past all our disagreements. #RIPXXXTentacion
— gawvi (@GAWVI) June 18, 2018
Man I had one of my hardest shows tonight.. the X news really taking a tow on me. Regardless of all the negativity around his name, his music helped me through some of my toughest nights and inspired me creatively as an artist. Pray for his family n close ones. Rip X
— RG (@WHATUPRG) June 19, 2018
Ace Harris (Reach Records A&R):
RIP xxx. Regardless of his past transgressions, his music really inspired me and his influence was raw and pure to a whole generation. A brilliant young artist gone too soon. Prayers for his friends and family.
— Lasanna Ace Harris (@AceHarrisMusic) June 19, 2018
Just wish xxxtentacion would’ve gave his life to God …
— Kid Tris? (@kidtrisx) June 19, 2018
DJ Mykael V:
Mogli The Iceburg:
Man. Tormented and disturbed as he may have been, X was an extremely talented individual who impacted the world in his meteoric rise to fame.
Deeply saddened by this https://t.co/F6RIdpNS1X
— tribe on the move. (@MoglitheIceburg) June 18, 2018
Lil bro got killed 37 mins away from where I am right now. It’s crazy because it felt close. 20yrs old…smh Pray for his family and fans who could be tempted to take there own lives. Lord have mercy. #xxx
— ESHON BURGUNDY (@eshonburgundy) June 19, 2018
It is important to note that we all are sinners and we all have been extended salvation through grace. Compassion should be our response to tragedy despite knee-jerk reactions. It should invoke a sense of urgency in us to share the gospel.