Watch: XXXTentacion’s ‘Moonlight’ Video Drops
When your legacy lives on. Although no longer physically with us, XXXTentacion’s spirit and energy live on through his music, with new projects continuing to hit the scene on a regular basis.
(Complex) XXXTentacion’s posthumous career rolls on. The video for the song “Moonlight” was just released on Sunday evening.
In the video, we can see XXXTentacion sitting and reflecting underneath a full moon while the opening notes of the ? track play. The song is the second-highest charting of X’s short career, having shot to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the wake of his death.
This video isn’t the first to be released following the rapper’s untimely death. In the same month that he was gunned down in an apparent robbery attempt, the video for his biggest hit “SAD!” was released. Fans had previously skyrocketed the single to the top of the Hot 100 as a part of processing their grief, shattering Taylor Swift’s single-day streaming record in the process.
More recently, fans have been treated to collaborations that didn’t make it out into the world while X was here. The first actual song on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V is hands hook duties over to X and he offers an atonal and desperately sad wail. Earlier this month, a collaboration between X and fellow late rapper Lil Peep was shared by Makonnen.
The after-death releases from X can’t be contained to just music and videos. Shortly after that Peep collaboration was shared, Kanye West’s XXXTentacion shirt became available for purchase. And the estate of X’s family released an anniversary line of merch one year after the rapper’s debut album 17 was released.