XXXTentacion documentary is set to make records on its debut.
A new documentary on musician XXXTentacion‘s meteoric ascent and untimely death will premiere on Hulu later this month.
Look At Me: XXXTentacion’s Charts Jahseh Onfroy rose to fame as a SoundCloud rapper quickly, only to have his career ruined by mental health issues and admitted domestic abuse. It will also follow the events that lead to his death in 2018.
The film, directed by Sabaah Folyan, includes archival footage of Onfroy as well as interviews with his mother, Cleopatra Bernard, ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala, and other rappers and friends.
Onfroy’s rapid rise was strongly linked to his turbulent history and lengthy criminal record. The rapper arrived on the scene with a slew of charges against him, and at least part of his appeal stemmed from the candor with which he discussed committing major crimes, ranging from armed robbery—a charge arising from an incident that occurred before “Look At Me!”—to resisting arrest.
On the No Jumper podcast, he talked extensively about his traumatic experience in juvenile incarceration, and his perceived sincerity was key to the young rapper’s appeal as his fame grew. June 2018, Onfroy was slain during a heist outside a Florida car dealership. In the new trailer, XXXTentacion records the vocals for what would become his hit song “Sad!”, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 shortly after Onfroy’s murder.
On May 26, Hulu will air Look at Me: XXXTentacion.