XXXTentacion Signs to Capitol Music Group
Update (Oct. 20, 11:11 a.m. EST):
The details of XXXTentacion's new deal are being disputed, according to a new report from Variety. The entertainment outlet claims a source tells them the $6 million figure is likely overstated, and the deal is strictly a distribution deal through Capitol Music Group's indie distributor Caroline, not a direct CMG signing.
After dropping his debut studio album 17 in August, XXXTentacion has landed himself a new record deal.
According to a report from Billboard, the Florida rapper has signed with Capitol Music Group, with one source valuing the deal at $6 million. X's deal is through indie distributor Caroline and will feature yet-to-be-released material from the 19-year-old artist.
The "Revenge" rapper's debut project was released on Aug. 25 through Bad Vibes Forever and Empire and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. With 87,000 equivalent album units sold first week, the release was the largest debut in Empire's history. Since then, 17 has gone on to sell 313,000 equivalent album units.
While XXXTentacion has quickly rose from a SoundCloud rapper to a mainstream hip-hop phenomenon, it hasn't come without controversy. In 2016, the rapper was arrested and charged for the alleged beating of his then-girlfriend. A trial was scheduled for Oct. 5 but has since been changed to Dec. 11.
In September, Pitchfork obtained and published excerpts from a deposition the alleged victim gave to authorities in January. The report featured graphic details of abuse including punching, elbowing and threats with a knife.
The rapper has since denied the claims, saying, "I will not have fabricated stories pushed on me, and have people trying to make me submissive off some shit I ain't do, I'm good."
XXL has reached out to reps for Capitol and XXXTentacion for comment.
See Behind-the-Scenes Photos of XXXTentacion at the 2017 XXL Freshman Shoot