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A Year Without XXXTENTACION - "Long Live Jah"
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In Loving Memory Of Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy
01/23/1998 - 06/18/18
"What is real will prosper"


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At approximately 5:30pm on Monday, June 18th, 2018, artist XXXTENTACION was pronounced deceased after being fatally shot in the neck multiple times by Micheal Boatwright, who was accompanied by Dedrick Williams, Robert Allen & Trayvon Newsome. As news broke out, social media exploded with different rumors and conspiracies. Pictures were surfacing of his lifeless body slumped over in that car. Celebrities such as Tyler, The Creator, Trippie Redd, Billie Eilish & best friend Ski Mask The Slump God all hopped on Twitter / Instagram to express their grief. News outlets all over the news were all reporting on this. A part of the internet was going crazy. I don't think anyone had expected such a horrible turn of events. The death hit the music industry hard, as we'd see the weeks following his death.

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thehatsmol's "XXL Freshman List 2019 Prediction"
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thehatsmol's "XXL Freshman List 2019 Predictions"

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FOREWORD:
XXL is widely known for their annual "Freshman List" which is supposed to capture the next, up and coming wave of rapper for the following year. Prior to this year, XXL has featured G.O.A.T contender artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, and Chance the Rapper, just to name a few. This year we have artists like Yung Bans, MATT OX, Juice WRLD and many more to choose from. In my opinion, the choices aren't too bad. They have a lot of fan favorites (only problem is they scrubbed my boy Rich Brian). I feel like if XXL choices the right contenders, this could go down as one of the best Freshman List of all time. The artist I've listed have either shown potential or seems to be far from stopping. Also, the numbers on the list aren't my ranking, they are just to keep track of the 10 freshman (and Honorable Mentions)...
Are You Bored Yet? (featuring Clairo) - Wallows [Review]
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Are You Bored Yet? (featuring Clairo) - Wallows [Review]

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Artist: Wallows & Clairo

Song: "Are You Bored Yet?"

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Background:
Wallows is an American-indie rock band that consists of Braeden Lemasters (Guitar, Vocals), who has a career in acting, starring in shows Law and Order to movies like
A Christmas Story 2, Cole Preston (Drums) & Dylan Minnette (Guitar, Lead Vocals), who is most popular for playing the character Clay Jensen in the Netflix adaptation of the popular novel, 13 Reasons Why. The group first formed as children and over the next decade they would go under different monikers and release numerous singles such as " "...
Billie Eilish - "wish you were gay"
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"wish you were gay - Billie Eilish" [Review]

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Artist: Billie Eilish

Song: "wish you were gay"

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Background:
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, professionally known as Billie Eilish, is an American singer-songwriter. She first saw her peak in popularity back in 2016 with her single "Ocean Eyes". Since then, she has accumulated over 194 million Spotify and has had multiple songs hit the Billboard charts.

Eilish first started music by performing covers for her hometown with her brother, Finneas O'Connell (better known as FINNEAS, who now helps her produce/write her songs). She later released some of her first songs in 2016 such as "Six Feet Under" & "Ocean Eyes" on SoundCloud...
Billie Eilish - "bury a friend"
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bury a friend [Review] - Billie Eilish

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Artist: Billie Eilish

Song: "bury a friend"

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Background:
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, professionally known as Billie Eilish, is an American singer-songwriter. She first saw her peak in popularity back in 2016 with her single "Ocean Eyes". Since then, she has accumulated over 194 million Spotify and has had multiple songs hit the Billboard charts.

Eilish first started music by performing covers for her hometown with her brother, Finneas O'Connell (better known as FINNEAS). She later released some of her first songs in 2016 such as "Six Feet Under" & "Ocean Eyes" on SoundCloud. Months later, she would drop her debut project, "don't smile at...
STOKELEY - Ski Mask the Slump God
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If I were to suggest this album to someone, I would describe it as different and animated. Ski has that sort of bubbly, fun personality and he clearly shows it with this album as well as his past works. This whole project is just us traveling through Ski's unique and cartoon-esque mind where he expresses all his emotions, happy or sad, through his bars and very entertaining adlibs. Some songs you can vibe too and rethink life and others you can turn up and get lit to. This album is bound to have a song for your taste. Ski first introduces his album in the somber, string-based, Adrian Lau-produced song,"So High".