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Just over one year ago, rapper XXXTentacion was tragically killed at 20-years-old. However, the legacy he left behind in music continues to live on.

Following the release of the deluxe edition of next month, XXX’s Bad Vibes Forever album will be released, featuring collabs with blink-182, Lil Nas X, Lil Wayne and more.

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Sounds Music Group CEO Solomon Sobande, XXX’s manager, along with Empire Vice President Nima Etminan, sat down with Billboard to discuss the forthcoming and highly anticipated album.

“A lot of records, like ‘School Shooter’ featuring Lil Wayne or ‘Hearteater,’ Jahseh saved for this point in his career when he was more established, so they would be better received,” Sobande reveals.

“A lot of things he had worked on, almost complete ideas, weren’t finished—maybe [they] only had one verse and a hook or only a beat. To fill out those songs, a who’s who of the music industry came out to help us.”

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The album is said to have collabs from blink-182, Lil Wayne, Lil Nas X, Tory Lanez, Mavado, Ky-Mani Marley, Stefflon Don, Vybz Kartel and more.

“There’s a country song featuring Lil Nas X. One of the most surprising is Blink-182—one of Jah’s favorite bands,” Sobande adds.

Before his death, XXX opened up a bit about the new album.

“It will be a mix of genres you have seen me dabble with, if you are not a fan of me this is not an album for you, it is for core fans only.”

Bad Vibes Forever is expected to be released this fall, although no official release date has been revealed yet.

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