XXXTentacion – Tear Drop
The verse XXX performed during the cypher, minus the one XXL deemed inappropriate, were in fact part a greater plan. Ugly God shared a the posthumous record titled “Tear Drop” bearing the same lyrics he heard during their session.
“Tear Drop” traces the creation story behind XXXTentacion’s verse, behind dreamlike production, less obtuse than music you’d normally associate with Ugly God. The entire verse enters a cloudy space where XXX can be witnessed with less eyestrain. Ugly God’s production really seems to highlight the progress XXXTentacion was making to better himself, after seeing his behavior land him in hot water, on both sides of the law.
Although “Tear Drop” is very much a recycled verse, pay it the attention it deserves under new light. Ugly God is simply paying respect to XXX, a man he was once rumored to be at odds him, but nevermore.