Everyone in the Hip-Hop community is still trying to wrap their heads around the fact that XXXTentacion actually died earlier this week. Although many people never met him personally, they felt a connection with him through his music.
Despite the negative controversy that was surrounding his name, he did make relatable music that many claimed got them through hardship. Following his untimely death, his music sales skyrocketed through the roof on Amazon and iTunes.
X currently holds the number 1 and 2 album positions on Amazon’s Mover’s and Shaker’s Digital Music list. X’s debut album, 17, soared in sales by 9000% while his most recent album, ? went up in sales by 41,306% within a few hours.
The rapper’s single, “SAD!” is currently holding the number one spot on the iTunes charts, with The Carters, “Ape Sh*t” trailing behind, while “changes” is at number 5. In addition, both albums are sitting in the top 10 on the iTunes charts. ? at number 3 while 17 is at number 5.
In addition to massive digital sales, physical copies of both albums have also seen a massive spike on the charts. The ? LP is up by 542,566% and the CD format went up by 54,057%.
Spotify even dedicated a playlist to the late rapper, despite the fact that it was only a few weeks ago they removed his music from the streaming platform’s playlists due to their “Hateful Conduct Policy” which was reversed prior to XXXTentacion’s death.