Drake Gunnells, Staff Writer

In today’s society many people look up to celeberties or people in the public eye. Role models are what some may consider them, my personal role model will always and forever be Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy also known as XXXTentacion. Tentacion was a rapper that saved the lives of many with his well-known music by deeply digging into the souls of many teens’ throughout his discography. During his pursuit of passion within music, he made MANY well-known songs such as SAD!, Moonlight, and Changes and also made albums such as “?”, “17”, and “Bad Vibes Forever.”One of his biggest accomplishments in his musical career is whenever he won the world’s most streamed music award rounding out to be about 7.884 billion streams. His top hit most stream song was “Sad” reached 1,191,215,894 views.On June 18, 2018, Tentacion was shot and killed in his BMW I8 after being followed to a motorcycle shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was shot twice in the neck, he died instantly. Many people were crushed and devastated knowing that they lost one of the most teetered and loved artists within the rap genre.The crazy part about it is that before he past he was live on Instagram telling his fans and followers that if something was to ever happen to them that his message to his people is; “Worst thing comes to worst I die a tragic death, if I am not able to see out my dreams, I at least want to know that I made all the kids happy.”Crazy to believe that his death had to play out so badly and unexpected knowing his future was gone. He was pronounced dead on June 18, 2018. The murderers are known as Dedrick Williams, Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright, and Trayvon Newsome. They were accused of second-degree murder and robbery with a firearm. Allen pleaded guilty to the lesser conviction of second-degree murder, and to avoid a potential death sentence. His sentencing is scheduled for February 23, 2023, and he faces up to life in prison. To this day I will always listen to XXXTentacion. Rest in peace XXXTentaion, January 28, 1988– June 13, 2018. 

Rest In Peace </3