After seeing the ridiculously disturbing video of Florida’s emcee XXXtentacion attempting to hang himself and after doing further more research to find out that it was just a behind the scenes clip from an upcoming video which stems from the young emcee’s recently released 17 project. I can honestly say this album is FELT, X has previously described this project as one for his depressed fans, with songs like intro cut “Jocelyn Flores” being a dedication to his friend who committed suicide. The rapper experimenting with guitar and vocal arrangements that stood out from his general, lo-fi aesthetic, we can say what we want about X, but he excels at channeling his pent up emotion into music, with 17 being no exception. The album is a dark, sometimes bleak journey, but the raw level of emotional vulnerability is certainly interesting, with the sole feat of Trippe Redd is a deviation from his wild energy, opting instead for a mournful sung refrain.
1. “Jocelyn Flores”
2. “Depression & Obsession”
3. “Everybody Dies in Their Nightmares”
5. “Save Me”
6. “Dead Inside (Interlude)”
7. “Fuck Love” Feat. Trippie Redd
8. “Carry On”
10. “Ayala (Outro)”
You can listen to the album on GooglePlay, Spotify, and Apple Music.