“17” is an emotional roller coaster that only spirals downward while exploring the darker parts of X’s psyche. The album is a great debut with an admirable goal: to aid those who are depressed. However, none of that may matter because of the dark shadow X has cast on his own career. In the end, no amount of talent in the world can save people from themselves. (thedmonline.com)
XXXTentacion (aka X) is an unlikely creation – an array of disparate characteristics that had to fit together perfectly in order to form him. He is a part of the Soundcloud rap era, an independent artist who got discovered online. He is also on the extreme end of this new wave of rappers who talk about depression.