On June 18th, 2018, the hip-hop world was stunned by the sudden murder of XXXTentacion, who was gunned down in the middle of broad daylight. The news was reported with a heavy heart, and fans worldwide of all ages banded together to celebrate the young rapper. Today, his mother Cleopatra Bernard has taken to her Instagram page to pen an emotional dedication to her son's memory:

"Today is a month since you left us and I still can’t wrap my head around it 💔 it gets harder everyday but I will never allow your name to die, I love you with all my heart and I miss you beyond words, LLJ "

Her words have been met with an outpouring of support, and while time has continued to pass, those closest to X will carry that weight forever. We hope that his mother can stay strong in these troubled times. It's clear that his fans will keep his memory alive. Once again, rest in peace to XXXTentacion, a young talent gone before his time. Though he may be gone, his music will live on; on the anniversary of his death, celebrate the man by revisiting either 17 or ?.