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Hope

The late rapper, XXXTentacion, has many songs that are becoming super popular (even more so than weeks prior) currently. And one of them is Hope. It’s actually dedicated to the innocent lives taken in the disgusting Parkland massacre, that happened on Valentine’s Day this year.

It’s said that X released the song to motivate and uplift other kids, and as he described the track on SoundCloud, he wrote: 

”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 vain, make them proud! Live full, healthy, genius lives! #YouAreNotAlone.” 

He also went on to say more about Hope on his Instagram story: 

”Although not all the words are relevant to the situation, I chose what I felt was relative and uplifting instead of graphic and real.” 

The chorus is what means the most, to me, in this track. 

So outside of my misery, I think I’ll find a way of envisioning a better life for the rest of us, the rest of us, there’s hope for the rest of us, the rest of us.

I always appreciate an artist speaking on current events and being honest about them and vulnerable. This is a track I suggest every modern music fan listens to cause it may just get you into X’s music. From the awful stigma around X’s name, I expected his music to be really heavy and hardcore rap and the majority of it is actually quite the contrary. Though he wasn’t a saint, his music lives on and we have to respect his artistry.

R.I.P. X.—you’re missed.

kk