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XXXTENTACION - SKINS

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TITLE:
Skins
CATNO:
XXXSKINS
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Vinyl record
DESCRIPTION:
Hip Hop With Emo / Hardcore & Rock Overtones - A gift to fans (or quick cash grab, depending how one views it), Skins exists primarily for loyal XXXTentacion devotees. Clocking in at less than 20 minutes, this posthumous collection offers a jumble of ideas, fleeting emotions, and stream-of-conscious freestyles, centered around the swirling darkness within the late rapper. Wading through inessential blips such as "Introduction" or "difference (interlude)" (here just for the truly dedicated), there are a handful of worthwhile nuggets on which to focus. While the woozy "Guardian angel" features an impressive, breathless flow, the disturbing "Train food" is a discomfiting nightmare that rides a repeated piano chord over sounds of mass transit. "whoa (mind in awe)" comes close to being a fully-realized song -- the lightest and most pop-friendly production on Skins -- but a pair of ragers featuring Travis Barker steals the show. "STARING AT THE SKY" starts slow with contemplative emo-acoustic guitar strums before exploding into a metallic burst backed by Barker's pounding drums. Like every other song on Skins, it's all too brief, but works to great effect. On "One Minute," Kanye West returns to Yeezus territory, utilizing the track to showcase himself atop jagged guitar and Barker's crashing cymbals before XXX joins at the end -- almost as an afterthought -- with some bloody, hardcore punk-indebted screaming. These unconventional genre hybrids point to an unexplored direction that XXX might have veered toward if he hadn't been killed, but unfortunately this is as far as they go. Skins takes that unrealized potential and cobbles together these tracks -- basically b-sides and outtakes -- strictly for fans who needed just ten more reasons to hear his voice.

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Introduction
a2
Guardian Angel
a3
Train Food
a4
Whoa (Mind in Awe)
a5
Bad !
a6
Staring at the Sky
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One Minute Featuring Kanye West
b2
Difference
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I Don't Let Go
b4
What Are You So Afraid Of
b5
Arms Around You Featuring Lil Pump, Swae Lee and Maluma (BONUS TRACK)

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Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018), better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper from Lauderhill, Florida. Onfroy was known for his versatility with his music, which ranges from aggressive, punk rock-inspired hip hop, to somber and slower R&B style songs, to even heavy metal. His music is known for the lofi sound quality of his vocals and songs, which normally are distorted and unmastered. His vocal style ranged from singing, rapping, and screaming. Onfroy was also known for his violent outbursts in public life, with numerous arrests related to assault, robbery, and weapon possession. Onfroy's most popular song to-date is Look at Me, which was originally released in 2016 and re-released in 2017, and peaked at number 42 on US Billboard Hot 100. The single helped him gain more popularity in early 2017 due to accusations of Canadian rapper Drake using a similar rap flow in his then unreleased song, now released under the name "KMT", that he previewed at a concert in Amsterdam featuring British rapper Giggs. In July 2016, Onfroy was arrested and charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. After posting bail in early October of the same year, while awaiting trial, Onfroy was arrested again later that month on charges of false imprisonment, witness tampering, and aggravated battery of a pregnant victim. Onfroy was released from jail on bail on March 26, 2017. Onfroy announced his debut studio album, 17 on July 30, 2017. The album released on August 25, 2017. It features 11 tracks and includes the lead single Revenge. Onfroy was shot and killed on June 18, 2018, in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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