XXXTentacion's posthumous album 'Skins' to be released in December
The album spans 10 tracks but has a total runtime of just 17 minutes. The lead single 'Bad' is set to drop this Friday, November 9.
Prior to his death in June 2018, XXXTentacion was working on a number of projects, one of which was an album called 'Skins'. Now, according to NME, 'Skins' is set to receive a posthumous release on December 7. Although an official announcement is yet to be made, fans have shared screengrabs of an album listing on the iTunes New Zealand store, which clearly shows that the release date is December 7.
Although 'Skins' spans 10 tracks, its total runtime is a mere 17 minutes, well short of the length of even a standard EP, leading many to believe that most of the songs will be released in their unfinished form. However, in an audio clip posted to the rapper's Instagram story this week, the rapper can be heard saying: “I’m gonna make this album super short. It’s literally gonna be a minute.”
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The first single from the album, titled 'Bad' will reportedly arrive on Friday (November 9). XXXTentacion's official website also has a countdown running which also suggests an exclusive merchandise range could drop at the same time. XXXTentatcion was shot and killed earlier this June in an armed robbery at a motorcycle dealership in South Florida. Four men were subsequently arrested and charged with murder.
Since his passing, XXXTentacion has appeared posthumously on a number of tracks, including alongside late rapper Lil Peep on 'Falling Down'; with Lil Wayne on Tha Carter V track 'Don’t Cry'; and with Lil Pump on the Skrillex-produced single 'Arms Around You'. Meanwhile, Kanye West has said the rapper will also appear on his "upcoming" record, ‘Yandhi’.
XXXTentacion - SKINS - Cover Art + Release date - DEC 7th, 10 SONGS + 17 MINS LONG pic.twitter.com/mza2JrCU4I— RileyTaugor🦇Slime® (@RileyTaugor) November 8, 2018