The Estate of XXXTentacion is releasing a new track from the rapper, featuring vocals by Lil Uzi Vert and production credits and notes by John Cunningham, to mark the fifth anniversary of his death.
On Sunday, June 18, it will be five years since XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was shot dead outside a motorcycle shop in Florida. To honor his legacy on the fifth anniversary of his death, his estate has released a new song by the 20-year-old rapper.
I’m Not Human was originally slated for a January release to mark the star’s 25th birthday, but was pushed back until the anniversary of his death. The minimalistic acoustic track features vocals by Lil Uzi Vert and production contributions from longtime collaborator John Cunningham. Cunningham also shared one note along with the release of the song:
“When I lived in Florida with Jah in 2018, we spent most days in his room, I played guitar and he sang. The day he first sang “I’m Not Human” while I was playing that guitar part, we both looked at each other and smiled at each other because we knew it was something special.”
“We listened to the voice memo he had recorded and talked about finishing it, but when we tried a few times to record vocals in the studio the feeling was never the same and he always preferred the original voice memo, which is why we decided to keep it in the official version of the song.”
“The conversation with Uzi about finding the right timing and song for a posthumous release with Jahseh dates back to late 2018 before the release of SKINS,” he continues.
“Uzi came to Florida, played basketball with X’s little brother Aidan, listened to the album with Cleo and I, but eventually they felt like it wasn’t the right time for a song and agreed that we’d rather.” waiting for something would feel right instead of forcing it. Years later, I’m happy to say that the timing and the right song matched once Cleo and Uzi got back together in late 2022.”
“As complicated and contradictory as posthumous releases can be, I feel like I’ll keep this one in a special place as I’ve been able to play a small part in bringing together two of the purest and most loving people I know.” Cunningham lock.
XXXTentacion was shot and killed in a 2018 robbery in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The three men accused of that murder were sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole earlier this year.