Come Friday, XXXTentacion may very well find himself looking at a number one album. With set to drop in a few days time, the Floridian rapper continues to find his name in the headlines, after being continuously called out by friend-turned-rival Trippie Redd. And while the X of old would no doubt be riled up at the slightest sign of disrespect, it would appear that he's since undergone a change in demeanor. The 17 artist seemed to throw himself into his music, promising three albums in 2018. So far, his first offering is shaping up to be a step in the right direction, batting three for three with singles "Sad," "Changes," and "Hope." 

While X actually made a name for himself with a mix of brash music and cutthroat name-dropping, it seems as if the life continuously attempts to pull him back in. X has been the frequent target of public call-outs by Trippie Redd, but it would appear the rapper isn't interested in pursuing the drama. In fact, X seems intent on keeping a positive outlook on things, shifting his energy to his music and his family. 

"I'm not trying to entertain no bullshit," says X. "The only thing I'm entertaining is what'll make my peoples feel good, make my support base feel good. What's going to make the world a better place and change people's perspective on me to make me be seen as a better person. At the end of the day, if I gotta shut my mouth and I gotta let n***s act like hoes, that's what I'm going to do bro. I done learned my lesson."

"Any negativity sent my way is being transmuted to positive energy," continues X, before inspiring his followers to seek greatness without fear. It'll be interesting to see what happens with X. His sophomore album drops Friday, March 16th, and it may very well be a banger.