XXXTentacion had reportedly signed a massive record deal just weeks before his death.
According to The New York Times, the 20-year-old rapper had a $10 million worth deal with independent distribution company EMPIRE for his new album. Ghazi Shami, the founder of Empire, revealed that the rapper had finished “a significant amount of material” for the new album, but there were no firm plans for its release.
But despite the surge following his death, the album may not be released until at least October due to a clause in XXXTentacion’s previous contract with the Universal-distributed Caroline.
While XXXTentacion’s existing deal with EMPIRE covers only his next album, he is likely to have a deep archive of unreleased music that his estate may continue to license for years to come.