The highly-anticipated posthumous album of XXXTentacion has finally been given a release date and it features an impressive lineup of stars lending guest appearances on the second collection of music to drop since the hip-hop star was gunned down. The estate of XXXTentacion announced on Friday the release date for the late rapper’s final posthumous album, “Bad Vibes Forever,” which is slated for release on December 6.
The title track for “Bad Vibes Forever” was also released on Friday, featuring the smooth vocals of Trippie Redd and PnB Rock with X while a guitar strums in the background. Along with the single dropping, XXX’s team also dropped a teaser for “Bad Vibes Forever” with a few stars speaking on the impact the rapper made while alive.
The album art for “Bad Vibes Forever” was released earlier this week, featuring an artistic profile shot of XXXTentacion and the album name scrawled across the side.
An album teaser was released on Friday which features stars like Billie Eilish, Lil Skies, Trippie and PnB Rock sharing their favorite memories of XXXTentacion.
“I just see the impact he had on people and the impact he had on me and I barely even knew him. He was like a beam of light and tried to do everything for other people, that was like the most selfless kid I’ve ever met in my life,” Eilish explained.
Trippie Redd, who is featured on the new track, said “He really changed and impacted my life on a bigger scale than anyone could know. Forever and always.”
“Bad Vibes Forever” is the 4th and final studio album of XXXTentacion, who was murdered June 18, 2018 outside a motorsports shop in Florida. It’s X’s 2nd posthumous album and will feature appearances from Lil Wayne, Lil Nas X, Blink-182, Tory Lanez, Stefflon Don, Mavado, Ky-Mani Marley and Rick Ross.
X’s manager, Soloman Sobande, has described the album as the “love child between 17 and ?.” He also revealed that the late rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, has been heavily involved in piecing together the album.
The album, which released the title-song on Friday, will consist of 25 tracks and cost $10.
In connection with his final album, the estate of XXXTentacion has also released a new clothing line honoring the late rapper. The shirts, jackets and hoodies are available from prices up to $225 and feature the “BAD” logo, as well as original characters and art created by XXXTentacion. The items are currently on sale via his online store and are expected to ship out in the next 5 – 6 weeks.
With the first track out, fans are already weighing in on “Bad Vibes Forever” and sharing their expectations for the whole album.
“I don’t fw the whole thing of releasing all this music without his approval, but “bad vibes forever” that just dropped is actually one of the best songs that have came out posthumously,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Another commented, “this s–t is so beautiful #badvibesforever comes out december 6th and i’m so prepared.