Xxxtentacion’s estate released a new video for “Royalty” in honor of the late rapper and his roots. The late rapper’s family is from Kingston, Jamaica, so it’s understandable why X wanted to tap into his culture at some point in his career.
“Royalty” features Ky-Mani Marley, Stefflon Don, and Vybz Kartel, which is expected to be heard on the upcoming album Bad Vibes Forever.
Xxxtentacion’s verse includes a Jamaican accent as he speaks about people trying to use him for material things since he made it big in his career. It also mentions how he wanted to reach for the “throne” (or the top) even though he went through his own challenges of pain in life. He then goes on to say the women in Jamaican will be dancing to the song once they hear it.
In the visual for “Royalty,” it takes fans into the streets of Jamaica. By just catching a glimpse of the background, we’re able to see the hardships of living in that country. Soldiers placed in a line formation are also captured throughout the video. You can find a colorful mural of the late rapper with his hands in a prayer hold, against his mouth, eyes closed and wings around him. As the video passes through the mural, his eyes open. It, of course, wouldn’t be a complete Jamaican vibe without the amazing dancing, which happens towards the end of the video as they gather during Vybz Kartel’s verse to dance and celebrate together.
Check out the video for “Royalty” below.