"I'll hold this one in a special place," said the late rap star's producer John Cunningham
‘s estate have officially released ‘I’m Not Human’, featuring in honour of the late rapper’s fifth anniversary.
on the birthday of XXXTentacion – real name Jahseh Onfroy – and leaked afterwards.
Now on Sunday (June 18), five years after the influential yet controversial rapper’s death, his estate officially dropped the acoustic ballad ‘I’m Not Human’.
The track sees Onfroy and Uzi Vert croon over A sombre and minimal guitar instrumental, opening with a reference to
In an accompanying statement, X’s longtime collaborator John Cunningham recounted the time he and Onfroy made the track whilst he lived with him in Florida in 2018.
“The day he first sang ‘I’m Not Human’ as I was playing that guitar part, we both looked at each other and cracked a smile, knowing it was special,” he said. “We listened back to the voice memo he recorded and talked about finishing it, but the few times that we tried recording vocals in the studio the feeling was never the same. He always preferred the original voice memo which is why we chose to keep it in the official version of the song.”
Cunningham then spoke about how Lil Uzi Vert got on board after trying to “find the right time and the right song for a posthumous release with Jahseh” before the release of X’s first posthumous album, 2018’s ‘‘.
In November 2021, .
“Yes, I’d love to do a song with him but I’m really weird on stuff like that,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, it took me really long to do that with another artist. I’m really weird because I understand that they’re not here living and what if that’s not the vision they really want? Especially if they really fucked with me. What if that’s all wrong, I’d be pissed off if like they did it all wrong and I’m not here. But you know, if it works out, it works out.”