Michael Hann

Teen spirit | 9 August 2018

Never heard of XXXTentacion, mysticphonk or yunggoth? That's as it should be. These artists only exist to those whose cultural lives are lived entirely online, namely teenagers

In June, a 20-year-old man called Jahseh Onfroy was murdered after leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Onfroy was a rapper, who recorded under the name XXXTentacion, and he had become extraordinarily successful — his two albums had reached No. 2 and No. 1 in the US, despite moderate sales, because of the amount of online plays they had received.

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