XXXTentacion's early demise seems to have caused a shock in the rap world not witnessed since the premature passing of both Tupac Shakur and the Notorious BIG. Although XXXTentaction spoke to a different audience then both of the Iconic 90s rappers, being robbed and murdered at the age of 20 left many wondering about the unfulfilled potential that could have been had the tragedy been avoided.
XXXTentaction posthumously released Sad! recently and it became his first number one single, joining The Notorious B.I.G, John Lennon, and others as artists who hit number one while deceased.
In memory of the late X, Lil Pump and Smokepurpp brought the late rapper's mother on stage as the two performed Sad! to honor their fallen fellow rapper.