XXXTentacion’s untimely death still resonates with his fans, a fact evidenced by the sudden influx of murals popping up worldwide. Though he’s no longer with us, the rapper left behind two full-length albums in 17 and X, both of which feature no shortage of fan favorites. Of course, one such favorite is “Moonlight,” which followed “Sad!” as ?’s second single. You may recall the music video, that ultimately went on to gain a melancholic feel in light of his passing. Still, the song became a place of comfort for many grieving fans; for some context, the clip currently sits at 161,918,745 views on YouTube alone.
Now, “Moonlight” continues to rack up accolades for the late rapper. As of Monday (Dec 17th), the uptempo-yet-somber single has officially been certified double-platinum, as per the RIAA. The song originally went platinum on August 7th, and doubled up mere months later. One has to wonder if ? or Skins will yield further visual treatment; though the latter hasn’t been held in the highest esteem by the masses, it remains a welcome addition to the rapper’s catalog nonetheless. Rest in peace, X.
“X was also supposed to be on there,” he continued. “Could be later things though, so it’s not for sure not happening so me and XXXTentacion could still have songs.”
XXXTentacion had been accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend last year. He pled not guilty to the charges but confessed to domestic abuse and other violent acts in a secret recording.
He has appeared on records after his death a number of times. Posthumous album release, ‘Skins’, reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this week.The album sold 132,000 album units during its first week of release, including 52,000 traditional copies.
‘Skins’ is the third studio album from the controversial late artist and features 10 songs, one of which – ‘One Minute’ – features Kanye West. West is the only guest appearance on the album.