XXXTentacion‘s first posthumous album, ‘Skins’, will be released next month, according to reports.
The controversial rapper was working on the record before his death. He was shot and killed in June while leaving a motorcycle dealership in Broward County, Florida.
Fans have shared screengrabs of an album listing on iTunes, which claims the record will be released on December 7. The listing is not visible on the UK iTunes store and a link shared online by fans to the album on the New Zealand iTunes store no longer works.
XXXTentacion – SKINS – Cover Art + Release date – DEC 7th, 10 SONGS + 17 MINS LONG pic.twitter.com/mza2JrCU4I
— RileyTaugor (@RileyTaugor) November 8, 2018
‘Skins’ will feature 10 songs and be 17 minutes long. It has been suggested the album length means the tracks will be released as XXXTentacion left them, however, in an audio clip posted to his 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.”
‘Bad’, the first single from the album, will reportedly arrive tomorrow (November 9). A countdown on the rapper’s official website also suggests an exclusive merch range could drop at the same time.
A video on his Instagram story also showed patches with the word “Bad”, sizing, and laundry symbols on them. “Soon… handling with care but I promise you it’s worth it,” text on the video read. “Oh by the way I designed all those myself.”
XXXTentacion appeared on Skrillex‘s new single ‘Arms Around You’, alongside Lil Pump, Swae Lee, and more last month. Since his death, his voice has also featured on tracks with Lil Peep and Lil Wayne, while Kanye West has said he will also appear on his upcoming record, ‘Yandhi’.
A secret recording was obtained last month on which the rapper could be heard confessing to a series of violent crimes, including domestic abuse.