The Hip Hop community has been mourning the loss of XXXTENTACION following his unexpected shooting death earlier this week.
X’s friend and collaborator Yung Bans has honored the late rapper with a new track titled “So Long My Friend (XXXTentacion Tribute).” The Otxhello and Danny Wolf-produced tune is just over two minutes long and starts with a audio recording of X saying, “Tell these fuck niggas, boot me up, pipe up. Shout out to Bans and them.”
Bans first teased the track to Instagram Wednesday (June 20), captioning the track’s cover photo of X with “I hope this helps get y’all through.” The same day, he announced a June 27 release date of his forthcoming project, Young Bans Vol 5.
I hope this helps get y’all through COMMENT LONG LIVE X AND ILL DROP THIS RIGHT NOW 🖤🌙🤞🏾 if y’all go crazy enough I’ll upload the full song on SoundCloud right now 🤟🏾 (also go tell all your friends to go preorder and make it there profile pic we making history) #1OF1 @math247
Other artists who have paid tribute include Ayo & Teo with a video titled “Fallen Angels” and Juice WRLD with Too Soon, a playlist of two songs dedicated to X.
Listen to Bans’ “So Long My Friend” below.