2020 Grammys

XXXTentacion Explores Jamaica in 'Royalty' Video Featuring Stefflon Don, Ky-Mani Marley & Vybz Kartel

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XXXTENTACION featuring Ky-Mani Marley, Stefflon Don and Vybz Kartel, "Royalty"

XXXTentacion's estate delivered another powerful visual on Wednesday (Oct. 2). The "Royalty" video arrives nearly three months after the dancehall-inspired track's July release. Stefflon Don, Ky-Mani Marley and Sikka Rhymes representing Vybz Kartel all made the trip to Jamaica to star in the Damian Fyffe-directed clip.

The visual is shot through the eyes of the late Triple X, who is memorialized with a beautiful mural at the onset of the flick, as he digs for a deeper connection to his island roots. Marley invades your screen as the leader of a menacing military battalion, while Don raps next to a horse. Sikka closes out the clip by providing the soundtrack to a fiery outdoor party. 

"Royalty" is slated to land on XXX's forthcoming Bad Vibes Forever project, which his label is promising "soon." The album will serve as his fourth official full-length effort via Bad Vibes Forever/Empire. 

The loss of XXXTentacion is still weighing heavy on those closest to him. Smokepurpp paid homage to his fallen friend with an emotional post to Instagram Tuesday night (Oct. 1). "Bro been crossing my mind a lot lately, this was a night I’ll never forget we were all in LA for this show and x literally had almost every rapper he liked that was in LA there and showed everybody so much love, miss these days fr, A LEGEND, LLJ," he wrote. 

Watch the "Royalty" video below. 


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