Providing the essential edition of a generational blockbuster, the XXXTentacion (pronounced “Eks-Eks-Eks-Ten-Tah-See-Ohn”) estate proudly releases the Deluxe Anniversary Edition [Bad Vibes Forever/Caroline] of his magnum opus ? today. Get it HERE. All signs point to his fourth consecutive Top 10 debut in two years on the Billboard Top 200 next week.
Celebrating the arrival of the Deluxe Anniversary Edition, the moving music video for “Nocturne,” directed by JMP, also dropped. Continuing a tradition of unforgettable and thought-provoking visuals, the clip proves equally powerful, provocative, and poetic. As an avowed anime and video game fanatic, the video brings everything full circle for XXXTentacion. In 2015, he tweeted about how the sound of “Nocturne” “saved me,” and “put me to sleep for years.” After his passing, celebrated composer Yoko Shimomura [Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy] composed this gorgeous elegiac piece in homage to his legacy. Watch the tribute video HERE.
Just two weeks ago, a new mix of “#PROUDCATOWNER” featuring Rico Nastypaved the way for ?. Straight out of the gate, it attracted unanimous praise fromNME, Complex and more. XXL named it among “The 13 Best New Songs This Week”, and Billboard enthusiastically claimed, “Rico Nasty revived the bristling track with an explosive remix.” Check out “PROUDCATOWNERREMIX” HERE.
“Nocturne” and “#PROUDCATOWNERREMIX” only hint at the expanse of the Box Set though. Lovingly assembled by Jahseh’s mother Cleopatra Bernard, jump-cuts showcase never-before-seen family photos alongside the 3 crystal clear LPs and other surprises. Available in 3-LP and 2-CD configurations, the Deluxe Anniversary Edition stands out as the definitive representation of what will be remembered as his career classic, and one of the most important and influential albums of this generation.
Not only does the 3-LP Deluxe Edition include the original tracklisting, but it also features all of the instrumentals, the A Ghetto Christmas Carol EP (available for the first time in physical form), and an anxiously awaited bonus LP. The latter boasts new original material, never-before-heard remixes, and actual unreleased voice memos culled from the ? sessions! Plus, fans receive a pull-out poster, booklet of personal photos, original text messages between XXXTentacion and collaborators, photos from every phase of his life, and a special liner notes essay by award-winning music journalist Gerrick Kennedy.
Beyond a staggering career total of 6.5 million album sales, over 2 million digital track sales, and 12 billion-plus streams in the U.S., ? continues to connect with listeners worldwide. The record has amassed global sales of 5.6 million albums, 11 billion streams, 1.5 million digital tracks, and 52 million total track equivalents with hit single “SAD!”, now certified Diamond by the RIAA.
The Deluxe Anniversary Edition of ? encapsulates the artistry of XXXTentacion like never before. It also lengthens his only growing legacy. Stay tuned for more.