Review: XXXtentacion – ?

In Hip Hop, Other by Jessica Salter

Florida rapper XXXtentacion returns with his second album ‘?’ which dropped on the 16th March; after his first album ‘17’ debuted at the No.2 spot on the billboard 200 after moving 87,000 units in the first week. The 2017 XXL freshman had already released ‘Changes’ and ‘Sad!’ with the latter streaming 66 million times within 12 days.

The first track is not only an intro but a set of instructions; X wants you to enter his mind, feel his insanity, genius and energy with features from Pnb Rock, Joey Bada$$, 12-year-old viral rapper Matt Ox and Travis Barker. The 18 track project has many different sounds from trap, metal to ballads and even comes with a Latin track ‘I don’t even speak Spanish lol’ with Brazilian artist Rio Santana.

All the songs are relatively short with half being less than 2 minutes long, the best rap song is ‘Infinity (888)’ with Joey Bada$$. This is their second collaboration after ‘The Kings Dead’ remix and are expected to be releasing a joint project soon. X offers his condolences and dedicated the track ‘Hope’ to the kids who lost their lives during the school shooting in parkland to motivate and uplift others after the wake of this tragedy.

Stream the album via Spotify –