XXXTentacion “Bad!” Video: Watch Anime-Inspired Space Adventure
Just a little over a week removed from the release of the late XXXTentacion's Skins album, the estate of the rapper lets loose a posthumous video for the LP's first single, "Bad!" The visual was premiered at 2018 Rolling Loud Los Angeles on Friday night (Dec. 14).
The new visual, which was directed and animated by Tristan Zammit, is one that takes cues from the world of anime, with its striking combination of surreal illustrations and X's exaggerated facial expressions leaving a strong impression. It almost feels like a 2018 version of the video for the late Tupac Shakur's "Do 4 Love," which was originally released in 1997.
In the "Bad!" visual, an animated XXX is spending some time on what appears to be another planet as he uses a set of super powers to manipulate the environment around him. At different points of the clip, we can see bolts of electricity flash around him as he makes trees sprout from the ground. Interesting stuff.
"Bad!" is one of 11 new songs from XXX's Skins album, which was produced in large part by his trusted collaborator, John Cunningham. While the project is a svelte one, it's clear that it's left an impression on the rap game already. It's expected to move between 150,000 and 160,000 equivalent album units in its first week. That would be good enough to secure the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
Peep the visual for "Bad!" for yourself below.
See Behind-the-Scenes Photos of XXXTentacion at the 2017 XXL Freshman Shoot