XXXTentacion reportedly agreed and signed a huge $10million album deal just days before he was killed.
The rapper, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, died in hospital from multiple shot wounds. XXXTentacion, who was said to be out shopping for motorcycles prior to his death, was shot by two men in a dark coloured SUV as he left the dealership shop in Fort Lauderdale.
Police have now arrested Dedrick Williams on murder charges, they are also while searching for 22-year-old Robert Allen in connection with the killing.
Now, more tragic details have emerged in the wake of the rapper’s death. According to The New York Times, XXXTentacion had signed a deal with independent music company Empire Distribution. The deal was said to be worth in excess of $10million. The same label was behind XXXTentacion’s debut album 17.
Claims suggest the huge deal for what would have been his third studio LP, Empire’s founder Ghazi Shami stated that “a significant amount of material” for the record had been completed but refused to comment on the rumoured deal.
The new material from XXXTentacion will still be released despite his death but won’t arrive “until at least October” due to a clause in the rappers previous contract.