XXXTentacion’s ‘Skins’ Album Is Coming Soon
Saturday morning (April 28), the South Florida rapper posted a simple warning to fans: "Skins 'the album' coming soon." In typical fashion, he has since deleted the post. While the timing might come as a surprise, the project title shouldn't. Back in December, he revealed the names of his three upcoming albums. "Album 1 skins albums 2, bad vibes forever, album 3, '?'" he wrote on Instagram. He is going a bit out of order, having already dropped the ? LP. It looks like Skins is next up to bat.
The ? album has seen major success. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after earning 131,000 equivalent album units of which 20,000 were from traditional album sales. In addition, the project collected 106,000 streaming equivalent album units, equating to 159.4 million on-demand audio stream of the album's songs. It would go on to reach the top spot in six countries.
XXL recently chopped it up with the A&R who executive produced the project, John Cunningham, and he talked about working with the polarizing rap star.
"[Working with X] feels good, man," he told us. "The best feeling I get from working with X is the feeling of actually making the music. The next best feeling is seeing how it affects people. Just to know that many people latched onto it and found some comfort or solace in the album is a great feeling."
Check out XXXTentacion's since-deleted post announcing his Skins album below.
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