XXXTENTACION’s camp has confirmed the birth of the late rapper’s child, Gekyume.
It was by way of an Instagram Story upload on X’s page that the news was announced with the simple message “Yume has officially arrived,” ending with the emoji of baby.
The child’s name comes from a word that XXXTENTACION, born Jahseh Onfroy, had actually made up. According to Onfroy, the word, pronounced geck-yoom, signifies being in a “different state’ or next “universe” of thinking.
Frequent collaborator John Cunningham teased the birth of Gekyume this week with a tweet, writing “it’s baby week.” It’s surely a bittersweet moment for the family and fans as Gekyume arrives three days after what would have been his father’s 21st birthday.
it’s baby week 👼🏽
— John Cunningham (@cunningham___) January 20, 2019
It was on June 18th that the South Florida rapper was fatally shot while leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The conception of his first child with Jenesis Sanchez was announced soon after.
In addition Vol. 4 of the Members Only compilation series arrived on January 23rd, featuring appearances from a host of names that included Robb Bank$, Ski Mask The SLup God, Kid Trunks, Cooliecut, Bass Santana and XXXTENTACION himself. It marks the second posthumous full-lnegth effort to come of XXXTENTACION, following on December’s SKINS album.