XXXTentacion's posthumous release ‘Vice City’ slammed for bad mixing, fans say ‘get new ears’

XXXTentacion’s ‘Vice City’ belongs to the SoundCloud era and is considered one of the earliest songs the rapper shared on the internet


                            XXXTentacion's posthumous release ‘Vice City’ slammed for bad mixing, fans say ‘get new ears’
Late rapper XXXTentacion's single titled 'Vice City' was recently released on Spotify and YouTube (Miami Dade County Corrections/Getty Images and YouTube)

XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot at the age of 20 in 2018, still enjoys a massive cult following, thanks to his posthumous singles hitting the internet every now and then. One of the earliest songs from the rapper’s discography finally made it to the streaming platforms on Friday, January 28. The track titled ‘Vice City’ made it to the late rapper’s official Spotify channel and YouTube account, making his loyal fans erupt with joy.
 
XXXTentacion’s ‘Vice City’ belongs from the SoundCloud era and is considered one of the earliest songs the rapper shared on the internet. While a few fans were elated with the rapper’s track finally being available on streaming platforms, others got pissed off at people who were milking his image. A few others also complained about the bad sound mixing but XXXTentacion’s fans did not shy away at all to slam the haters. The Florida native, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, was best known for his singles like ‘Look at Me’ and ‘Sad’, among a few others.

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Fans leave items at a makeshift memorial outside the XXXTentacion Funeral & Fan Memorial at BB&T Center on June 27, 2018, in Sunrise, Florida (Jason Koerner/Getty Images)

 

 


XXXTentacion’s posthumous single 'Vice City' breaks the Internet

According to the hip-hop website The Source, the estate of XXXTentacion had announced the release of the track via an official statement. In the letter addressed to the fans, the estate said, “We continue to be amazed at the love and support that X’s fans show on a daily basis. We know how much his music means to all of you, and his impact continues to be as powerful as it’s ever been.”
 
The statement further read, “It is important to us to continue to honor Jah’s legacy, and in that spirit, we are planning an exciting 2022. One of our first initiatives is to get as much of X’s music from his earliest days as an artist up on all DSPs. We have been working diligently to clear as much of it as possible, and we are excited to announce our first release this Friday with “vice city” hitting all streaming services for the first time,” adding, “We will continue to release music as we clear it, and are making sure we do it in a way that stays true to how X released each song originally."

XXXTentacions’ latest posthumous single is part of his partially lost debut mixtape called ‘XXX (UNMASTERED)'. The tape included his earlier songs from 2013-2014 but 'Vice City' is the only track that was not deleted by X.

The acclaimed rap star was shot in the neck resulting in his immediate death. He was murdered in an alleged robbery and according to a witness, the rapper went limp immediately after the bullet hit his neck and he no longer had a pulse. The rapper was killed while out shopping in South Florida when two masked men ran up to his vehicle and shot him.



 

 

‘If you don’t like Vice City mixing, get new ears’

Reacting to XXXTentacion’s posthumous single 'Vice City’, one user stated, “Y’all really put “vice city” like it’s a new song who ever is still pushing xxx music needs to stop.” Another chimed in, “Can he just be in peace already? my god.” One user claimed, “They are milking that mans hard drives.” The next one added, “Foreal, let this man have some peace.”
 
Meanwhile, one fan slammed the users who trolled the song’s mixing saying, “If you complain about the Vice City mixing please stfu.” Echoing similar sentiments, another stated, “If casual listeners will complain about vice city’s mixing i’ll be mad as hell.” One, on the same lines, added, “If you don’t like vice city mixing get new ears.” Another concluded, “If you are going to judge vice city judge it with a open mind and think about the raw feeling of the song mixing and in different aspects and just enjoy the experience cuz we have been begging the team for years to release SoundCloud songs.”

Fans leave items at a makeshift memorial outside the XXXTentacion Funeral & Fan Memorial at BB&T Center on June 27, 2018, in Sunrise, Florida (Jason Koerner/Getty Images)

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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