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Late rapper’s album surprises rap fans

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Late rapper’s album surprises rap fans

Billboard’s announcement of the album, “Skins,” being No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart. From www.billboard.com

Billboard’s announcement of the album, “Skins,” being No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart. From www.billboard.com

Billboard’s announcement of the album, “Skins,” being No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart. From www.billboard.com

Billboard’s announcement of the album, “Skins,” being No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart. From www.billboard.com

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

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Xxxtentacion’s posthumous album, “Skins,” was released Dec. 7 and has more variety than expected.
According to billboard.com, before this album, the rapper had the No. 1 hit on Billboard Hot 100 and 21 songs in the top 100. Now, nine out of the ten songs on the album are currently in the Hot 100.

His album is also No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the current most popular album in the world. Xxxtentacion is the first artist since Prince to have a posthumous album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. That doesn’t mean that his career lives up to Prince’s, but it’s an impressive feat.

On Apple Music, the album is listed as pop, but the genres in this album range from pop to hip-hop, mixed with emo melodies.

Xxxtentacion rose to fame from sinister, yelling rap, which was popularized due to it being unique from any other rap artist, which is most of his fans’ favorite style of music from him. This album is very different from his past music but in a good way.

One track that really stood out was “Staring at the Sky,” which was a cross between emo and some heavy metal. The song stood out because it is very different from Xxxtentacion’s popular music that fans were used to.
The track “One Minute,” featuring Kanye West, had a very similar genre. The song’s rock-style beat from an electric guitar introduces a new side to his music. Even though they’re nothing like his style from before, “One minute,” is possibly the best song he has released.

His single on the album “Bad!” is a song with a catchy hook and has a more mainstream feel to it, compared to the rest of the album. This song reached No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is his highest song from the album on the chart.
The songs “Whoa (Mind in awe)” and “What are you so Afraid of” are the most melodic and best songs on the album.
This album may not be most rap fans’ favorite, but it definitely displays the late rapper’s talent in a variety of genres.

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