The hip-hop community is still recovering from the incredibly sudden and untimely passing of XXXtentacion on Monday. It seems that everyone is coping in their own ways. From mass gatherings to tribute tracks, the love continues to pour in from fans and friends around the world. Yung Bans is the most recent to offer his condolences to the late artist. In So Long My Friend, Bans says goodbye to his longtime friend and collaborator. Bans discusses the struggles of life and the dangers that lie around every corner, including jealousy and envy. He discusses the moment when he woke up to the news about X’s passing.  This past week has been an extremely sobering experience for the hip-hop community, with the harsh reality of life sinking in. I’m thankful to Bans, and all of the artists that are penning tributes and giving fans some sort of coping mechanism during these difficult times.

“You got one life, you can’t get it back”

Listen to Bans’ heartwarming tribute below and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Bans’ Lyrical Lemonade video for Ridin’ ft. Landon Cube & YBN Nahmir dropping soon, as well as his next album Yung Bans Vol. 5 slated to release June 27.