XXXTENTACION is making the rounds for his single “Look At Me!” which recently cracked the Billboard Hot 100, but the Florida-based artist first burst on the scene with “Vice City” in early 2014 when he was 17-years old.
Although the┬ámultifaceted artist is known for his more recent heavy metal-based sounds, “Vice City” displays XXXTENTACION’s versatility with a smoother R&B-inspired track.
He previously claimed that he does not want to be boxed into one single genre of music and, instead, be able to create music that fits into multiple styles.
Currently, XXXTENTACION is imprisoned at Broward County Jail awaiting trial on numerous charges. He recently shed some more information on his imprisonment, state of mind, and musical inspirations in a lengthy but very recommendable interview with XXL Magazine.
The chances of “Vice City” going mainstream any time soon are minute, but XXXTENTACION definitely has the possibility of blowing up if his music career isn’t impeded because of legal issues. For those who want to listen to the beginnings of one of music’s up-and-coming stars, “Vice City” is worth a listen.