Even though he’s gone, XXXTentacion’s music continues to live on long after his passing. Today, fans of the late rapper get to check out a new visual for the track “School Shooters,” which features assistance from Lil Wayne. The Jasper Sheff and John Cunningham-produced track is taken from last year’s Bad Vibes Forever, and — as the title suggests — centers around bullying and the subsequent violence that comes from someone wanting revenge for their pain:
“Triple X, I just popped a triple X, uh, a school shooter, I just need attention, yeah, uh/
Tell the principal, I ain’t got no principles I don’t need no school, I got internet, yeah, kids at school calling me different, yeah/
So I’m tryna work on my differences, yeah, cool kids at school smoke bigarettes/
Teens with nicotine or with liquor breath, or the semi-TEC at school, what’s the bigger threat?/
Intellect mixed with inner stress, that’s a recipe for disaster, if you don’t believe me, go ask any chef/”
The short film is courtesy of Eif Rivera, and show the process of a teenage school shooter, from the planning to the tragic execution, complete with a heartfelt ending between a mother and her son. It’s certainly a powerful and bittersweet message from an artist whose life met its unfortunate end due to gun violence.
At age 20, XXXTentacion was tragically killed during an apparent car robbery. Following his death, many of his peers — including Lil Yachty, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd, and many more — took to social media to pay their respects. Recently, XXXTentacion’s baby mother Jenesis Sanchez introduction her and XXX’s son, Gekyume Onfroy, to Ally Lotti, the girlfriend of fellow late rapper Juice WRLD.
You can press play on “School Shooters” below… Bad Vibes Forever can be streamed here.