Kicking off Art Basel on Thursday December 6, the XXXTentacion Foundation and EMPIRE will host the official SkinsAlbum Release Party at RC Cola Plant in Miami, FL.
The event is produced by SWARM and powered by 1AM. LiveXLive is set to livestream the concert for fans around the world. Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds benefit local Florida organizations supporting homeless shelters, single mothers and at-risk youth. The livestream begins at 9pm. Media can submit an online application to cover the event HERE.
Primed to be a highlight of 2018’s Art Basel, this exclusive event both celebrates the arrival of the iconic artist’s third full-length album, Skins, and his enduring spirit. Meanwhile, the mega-anticipated album will be available everywhere at the stroke of midnight via Bad Vibes Forever and EMPIRE.
The party promises to be a night to remember, to say the least. Among many highlights, fans get the opportunity to hear the record first during an exclusive preview. To celebrate the song collaboration “One Minute” featuring Kanye West on XXXTentacion‘s Skins, YEEZY will debut a 3-piece merch capsule, printed on YEEZY blanks, featuring graphics by JJ Villard. In addition, Bravado curated a limited-edition collection inspired by the album, that will be exclusively available at the event. Attendees will also be able to pick up a special issue of Generation Xmagazine. The publication features an exclusive new interview with XXXTentacionand producer and co-executive producer of ? and Skins, John Cunningham. Not to mention, never-before-seen photos adorn the issue created, curated, and published by the artist’s team and Tiny Splendor. Building a truly immersive space, photo experiences allow attendees to capture unforgettable moments as Member’s Only’sDJ Scheme spins a tribute set for the evening’s soundtrack.
Rounding out the night, powerhouse producers DJ Carnage and London On Da Trak take the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime concert joined by some ofXXXTentacion’s biggest A-list supporters, admirers, collaborators and friends including Trippie Redd, Ski Mask the Slump God, PnB Rock, Matt Ox, Member’s Only and more!
Fueling anticipation further, the tracklisting for Skins has been uncovered today. A fitting swan song for the young legend, these ten tracks tap into the unbridled, unbreakable, and undeniable catharsis that endeared XXXTentacion to millions worldwide.
The glitchy choir of “Guardian angel” gives way to some of his most precise and potent rapping, hinging on rapid fire rhymes. Haunting piano burns against his emotive lyricism on the steamrolling of “Train food” as he offers up a detailed and diaristic confession, “I was lost.” “Staring at the Sky” snaps from an acoustic moan into a thunderous scream backed by drums from none other than blink-182’s Travis Barker. Over ominous guitars, Kanye West locks into a pummeling duet with XXXTentacion on the rap/rock mash-up “One Minute,” also featuring Barker’s percussive talents. Everything culminates on the delicate and dark dreamscape of “what are you so afraid of.” A faint acoustic murmurs beneath his soulful delivery on the final question, “What are you so afraid of? Is it love?”
Check out the full tracklisting of XXXTentacion’s transformative masterpiece below.
The single “BAD!” preceded the record, clocking over 150 million YouTube views to date. It also debuted at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is pending RIAA gold certification. Adding on to a long list of awards and accolades this year,XXXTentacion, John Cunningham and X’s manager Solomon Sobande were honored in Variety Magazine’s 2018 Hitmaker issue for their work on “SAD!,” which is this year’s third most popular song according to BuzzAngle Music.
Skins showcases a true artist at the height of his powers only growing stronger. Feel it this week.
After breaking the internet- and Warner Bros. Records’ record for biggest lyric/visualizer video debut ever on YouTube with over 5 million views in 24 hours and 12.8 million global views within the first two days,Lil Pump&XXXTentacionwrap their talents around another hit with the release of the brand newJames Larese-directed video for “Arms Around You” featuringMalumaandSwae Lee[Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros. Records]. Watch the videohere.
The music video‘s jubilant tone represents a celebration of life, and pays tribute to this generation’s most iconic musical artist,XXXTentacion. In a unique blend of high-definition visuals and black & white illustrations, the video’s modest nature — illustrated byJames Larese— is unparalleled.
“Arms Around You” brings together four of music’s most recognizable voices on one massive anthem with international implications. Weaving between Latin, alternative, hip-hop and pop influences, it culminates on an unforgettable chant. Produced byMally Mall,SkrillexandJonFX, the stratospheric success of the Latin flavored collaboration crashed theBillboardHot 100 at #28 and racked up over 100 million total global streams in just two weeks.
21st century modern icons transcend generations and genres with the hottest song and most extraordinary collaboration of the year! In a move set to not only break the internet, but break the culture, hip-hop’s youngest multiplatinum-selling superstars XXXTentacion and Lil Pump flex their Latin flavor on the historic new single “Arms Around You” [feat. Maluma & Swae Lee]- available at all digital retailers now! Get it HERE via Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros. Records.
“Arms Around You” brings together four of music’s most recognizable voices on one massive record with international implications. Produced by Skrillex, Mally Malland JonFX, the track weaves effortlessly between Latin, alternative, hip-hop, and pop influences, it culminates on an unforgettable chant sung by X – “Arm’s around you/Te amo mami/Let me hold you/Wrap my arms all around you…” Watch the official lyric video for the single HERE.
The song came to life this summer after the untimely passing of XXXTentacion. As a friend and fellow Florida artist, Lil Pump reached out to XXXTentacion’s mom Cleopatra Bernard in effort to posthumously create a track that would continue the legacy of her son’s status as an innovative force. Together, they carefully assembled “Arms Around You” and worked with collaborators Maluma and Swae Lee.
The result might just be X’s and Pump’s biggest cross-over performance yet.
“Arms Around You” is just the latest milestone for these two 21st century titans. The Florida rappers continue their domination of music consumption worldwide by putting up undeniable numbers, breaking records, and garnering industry recognition and awards. Because of these two artists, the Florida music scene has broken barriers and effectively taken over everywhere.
Florida rapper/singer/songwriter, XXXTentacion, returns with a new song dedicated to the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that tragically transpired last week. X included the following message on his Soundcloud page:
“follow your dreams, and know that even though you have lost, you have guardian angels watching over you, day in and day out, the last thing they want is for their lives to be lost in vein, make them proud! live full, healthy, genius lives!“
The artist also took to Instagram (below) to explain his intent for the new track