XXXTentacion’s “Look At Me” Goes Platinum
XXXTENTACION is a young rapper whohas been seen a rapid rise to fame this year. His single, “Look At Me,” is what initially brought him a huge following on Soundcloud. Though his polarizing personal conduct has led to many supporters of his becoming detractors over time, there’s no denying that the rapper’s dark, brutally honest approach to music has helped him carve out a place among rap’s young guns. Yesterday, there was even more proof that X’s career has officially arrived, with a new honor being bestowed on “Look At Me” that few could’ve predicted at the outset.
The music video for “Look At Me” courted its fair share of controversy when it was released as well, mostly because of a child lynching scene that was included in the visual. Conservative news commentators have called it “murder pornography” and even the KKK supposedly put the rapper on their hit list because of this creative decision. There’s no telling where X’s career goes from here but, with this new RIAA plaque, the trajectory will certainly be trending up for at least the next little while.