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XXXTentacion: Slain Rapper Loved Kurt Cobain, Violence

Musician, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down Monday in Florida
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
This undated mugshot released by the Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department shows rapper XXXTentacion. Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatally shot in Florida....   (Miami- Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department via AP)
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(Newser) – Police in Florida's Broward County continue to investigate Monday's fatal shooting of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion, but they have no suspects at the moment, reports the AP. Two armed men approached the rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, in his vehicle as he left a motorcycle dealership, and at least one opened fire. One theory is that it was a deadly robbery, given that the gunmen took a Louis Vuitton bag from the rapper's BMW, reports TMZ. In the meantime, plenty is being written about Onfroy's brief and violent life:

  • The music: He "was known for his experimental, punk-infused and indie rock-influenced subgenre of hip hop called SoundCloud rap," reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The name came from the online streaming service where it was originally posted. One of his big musical influences was Kurt Cobain.
  • Breakout song: It was called "Look at Me!" Watch the video, which is NSFW, here.

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