XXXTentacion scored a win with his debut album “17.” The Broward County native can also celebrate having a song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. X’s “Jocelyn Flores” is number 31 on the list.
X recorded the song in memory of his friend who committed suicide earlier this year.
X revealed news of Jocelyn’s suicide in late May.
“A few days ago, I went though something I went through before, but not exactly in this term. I’ve had friends that killed themselves. I’ve seen people go through that. I’ve seen it all around me,” X said. “There was this girl I had basically flew down here to model. Great girl, beautiful girl. Wonderful personality. Showed no signs of depression whatsoever. When she flew down here, in an unexplained way, she killed herself when she came down here. It was a devastating situation to deal with.
“I basically got on here to address her and her family because I haven’t been able to contact her family personally,” he continued. “It f****d me up so bad to where obviously I wasn’t on social media for the last few days unless I was addressing something I needed to. Her name is Jocelyn. It’s hard to come from where she came from to be battling with suicide for so long, and be battling with depression for so long, and to kinda feel a step away from it, and see it happen right next to you. To feel so useless and powerless. It’s overall a really sad situation.”
X encouraged people who are suffering from depression to seek help.
X recorded also alternative rock record “Garette’s Revenge” in her honor.
In this record, X croons, “I’ve dug two graves for us my dear, cant pretend that I was perfect, leaving you in fear, oh man, what a world the things I hear/ If i could act on my revenge, than oh would I/ Some kill, some steal, some break your heart, and you had thought that I would let it go and let you walk/ Well broken hearts break bones, so break up fast, and I don’t wanna let it go, so in my grave I’ll rot.”
In X’s bio on his SoundCloud, X shares the full lyrics and writes, “I love you garette. rest in peace, jocelyn, I will have my revenge upon the world.”
XXXTentacion sold 85,739 copies of “17,” with 17,000 physical copies sold.
Kendrick Lamar possibly gave XXXTentacion’s “17” album a push after taking to his Twitter account to encourage fans to purchase the project.
He wrote, “Listen to this album if you feel anything. Raw thoughts.”
He added he had already listened to the album five times.