FXXXXY Biography, Nationality, Relationship Partner, Family, Career Path and Net Worth

FXXXXY is a Texas-based rapper/songwriter/producer who taught himself the core elements of beat making and production in his teens and he slowly began making his own songs. A hybrid of melodic, bouncy rap and hazy R&B singing, FXXXXY’s songs took shape on 2016’s hypnotic EP Cartel Shawty and grew on collaborations with rappers Lil Durk and Gunna.

Profile Summary

Full Name/Stage Name Maudell Watkins/FXXXXY
Gender Male
Nationality American
Profession Rapper, Songwriter and producer
Inspiration His father
Net Worth $3 million

Early Life and Career Growth of FXXXXY

FXXXXY whose birth name is Maudell Watkins, was born in Dallas, his parents moved to Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas before relocating and settling in Dallas when he was 13. Being back in Texas proved crucial. “It really helped my confidence because I didn’t have the negative people, I looked up to around me anymore,” FXXXXY says today. “I didn’t have the gang around me to where I’d be like, ‘Okay, who am I going to be now?’ So that’s when I became me.”

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Being in a better environment also enabled FXXXXY to finally focus on what he loved: music.He looked up to his father, who had a keyboard. Seeing his son’s infatuation with music, FXXXXY’s father got him a keyboard and then an MPC drum machine and sampler. Turntables soon followed, as did a talk box. Since FXXXXY had moved so much, music was the one constant in his life. With Dallas a long-term home, FXXXXY channelled his energy into making beats, ones inspired by the hardcore rap his dad listened to and the soulful R&B his mother liked.

By the time he was around 13, FXXXXY felt something new. “I had a strong, strong feeling,” he recalls. “I knew I was going to be a rapper. I knew that because I could rap. I was always better than everybody rapping.” But FXXXXY lacked his own equipment to record with, so he adapted. In winter 2016, he realized that he could use his mother’s laptop to make his own music. So, he snuck into her car in the middle night (while she was sleeping) and turned it into a studio. He took his mic, put a sock over it, and started recording himself. He could only record for about 17 minutes at a time, though, because that’s all the time he had before his mother’s computer would die (it was old).

Professional Life of FXXXXY

Those sessions became the Cartel Shawty EP, the late 2016 project that launched FXXXXY’s career and established him as a figure to watch thanks to his melodic rap style, his willingness to discuss his emotional vulnerability, and his cinematic beats. Complex called Cartel Shawty’s “20 Taliband” a “standout single.” FXXXXY Flawed Up Shawty EP arrived in early 2017. The aggressive project, which was about him losing a relationship and trying to make something ugly beautiful, kicked his career into overdrive and led to a recording contract with industry powerhouse Interscope Records.

In 2018, FXXXXY teamed with Gunna for the self-produced single “Need U.” “As soon as I made the beat, I knew, ‘Okay, this is going to be one that I need to really vent on,” FXXXXY says of the piano-accented backdrop. Less than two months later, FXXXXY teamed with Lil Durk on “Follow Me,” which debuted on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 Radio show. “It’s about the aftermath of a temporary breakup,” FXXXXY explains. “When you both become cool headed and are ready to do it again.”

FXXXXY’s star continues expanding. He recently contributed tracks to Future’s new project and inked a publishing deal with the Atlanta artist’s camp. With his momentum steadily building, FXXXXY remains focused on making the best music possible. In fact, he’s working on new material now. It promises to be a blend of what makes him distinct and what’s next in music.

Is FXXXXY Dead, How Did He Die?

Dallas rapper and producer FXXXXY has died, an IGA spokesperson has confirmed. According to the spokesperson, the artist died of complications from a routine medical procedure. FXXXXY was 25 years old as at the moment of his death.

FXXXXY’s family said in a statement:

“The family of Maudell Watkins, aka FXXXXY, aka FBG Fox, are totally shocked and devastated at his unexpected and unforeseen passing. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to his many friends and acquaintances who’ve reached out to us in this extremely difficult time. He lived music with every breath he took, and his focus and drive were unmatched. May his contributions to the music industry live forever. CC 4 Life!”

FXXXXY Net Worth

FXXXXY as of 2023 has an estimated net worth of over $3 million from his years of active servitude to the entertainment industry.

Conclusion

FXXXXY (pronounced as “Foxy”) made a name for himself with his 2016 Cartel Shawty EP. The next year, he shared the follow-up Flawed Up Shawty EP. The latter EP featured two popular early tracks, “Lip Service 6” and “Beep Beep.” Earl Sweatshirt was an early champion of the artist, tweeting his support in 2015.
After all, part of FXXXXY’s musical ascent comes from his constant musical exploration – and his ability to adapt. “I was just experimenting, just doing all these things,” FXXXXY explains, “then it just all added up to where I am now.”

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